This piece was inspired by the beauty, majesty and reverent wonder I feel when
watching a particularly colorful sunrise. Aurora was the Roman goddess of the
dawn and the name seemed ideal for a hymn honoring a divine entity that brings
such beauty to us on a daily basis. The piece is dedicated to my youngest
grandchildren, Delilah and Leo, who continually bring beauty and joy to my life.
This arrangement offers a wonderful opportunity for band directors looking for
quality music with untraditional instrumentations. The flexible scoring options in
this arrangement allow each conductor to find the best musical results possible
for any combination of instruments.