Red Lights! (Score & Parts)-WW5
Composer: Hanna, Reed
Publisher: Potenza Music
Red Lights! for woodwind quintet
by Reed Hanna
- The District
- The Beast of Burden
Red Lights! is a coming-of-age story about a young man and his attempt to find himself. In each of the three movements, the listener follows the young man on his journey through the exotic world of the red light district which may at first seem to have an allure of excitement and novelty but might end up being a mysterious realm of plausible scandal and ill-repute. The young man, blinded by his voracious desire to explore the unknown, encounters many things in his journey that are "eye-opening" (to say the least). This eye-opening impression is bestowed upon him most notably through his encounter with Madame, a character who offers the more worldly perspective that is the object of the young man's desire, or so he thinks.