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 non-traditional instrumentation. The flexible scoring options in
this arrangement allow each conductor to find the best musical results possible
for any combination of instruments.