Feeling New Strength

At the climax of his Heiliger Dankgesang, Beethoven writes “Neue Kraft fühlend” — feeling new strength. It is one of the only times Beethoven provides a poetic description in his manuscript.

These three words perfectly capture the musical spirit and expressive ideal I was chasing in composing this work: something joyous, optimistic, and life-affirming.


  • For orchestra
  • Category: Large Ensemble
  • Year Composed: 2021
  • Duration: 5'
  • Orchestration:
  • Tags: Western Music History
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  • 2022
  • Tampa Bay Symphony Call for Scores
  • Semi-Finalist
  • 2021
  • Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York Emerging Composers Competition (Orchestral, Division II)
  • Third Prize