Deep, Dark Night was commissioned by Velvet Brown for a featured performance with the Fountain City Brass Band at the 2019 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Iowa City, IA.
Many people struggle with depression. Deep, Dark Night is a depiction of what it’s like to wallow in sadness or grief. The first movement is melancholy and dense. The second movement is frantic and agitated. The piece concludes by combining these two movements into one overwhelming mountain of sound.