Inspired by the heavens and what lies beyond, David Shaffer has created a magnificent composition capturing the beauty and awe of the cosmos. A powerful and majestic opening leads to a whimsical melodic statement which soon broadens to involve the full ensemble. A lush lyrical middle section creates the perfect reflection of cosmic beauty leading to a dramatic and exciting conclusion. “Beyond the Cosmos” will capture the interest of your students and audiences. An excellent selection for any concertor festival.