19. We Ride in Darkness, 3.04

We Ride in Darkness (composed October 2011) is an uncommonly dark, melodic orchestral fanfare with firm roots in cinematic traditions. Its language is tonal and conventional, but also melodic in its phrasing, allowing sudden, emphatic interruptions, from which troubled, jarring chords and special effects are employed and spring. The central theme is enjoys a relentless forward movement as pulse is maintained mainly in the steady note values of the bass lines; the conclusion, however, draws back to free-timed chordal punctuations that growl and piercing rip through the fabric of the piece in hard-bitten tangents of energy and darting motion.