I started working on my Orchestral Suite the other morning, and to my surprise I finished the Overture. I had been expecting to spend at least another month or so working on it, but as I worked I realized it was about ready to be finished. I added some final touches that I felt helped close it out. The Overture is now in the draft stages, where I may make some minor adjustments to orchestration and also where I will edit the score and the parts to get ready to have them performed. I fell great about how it has come along, and I especially love the transition from a dark opening into a bright and peaceful finish.
Here's where this piece kind of started out at about a year ago:
And here's where it has come: