Until That Day

by Aaron Chung

For Concert Band

Grade 5





This piece is about hope.

In the days of darkness, we long for the day of light. In the days of suppression, we long for the day of

liberation. Before the arrival of that day, it is hope that carries us through. And until that day, we must not

lose hope.

The music starts with a misty, slightly ominous mood, as if being in a search for something. This is followed

by an intense passage featuring the percussion section. The piece ends with an affirming final section that

symbolizes the power of hope.

The three-note motive which is made apparent throughout the piece derives from the hymn "It Is Well."