Ursidaic Wanderings - 3 min (2016)
Ursidaic Wanderings is a short composition for string orchestra. It follows the odyssey of a bear waking up from hibernation in the spring, and journeying through the summer. Along the way, it wanders through the viola section, up to the violins, back down to the cellos, and so on. The piece grows in intensity as the summer sun beats down from the bass section, and the bear finds a stream to hunt in from the viola section. Finally, as fall and winter settle in, the bear returns to its cave and retreats back into hibernation.