First and foremost, the title: Per Audacia Noctus.
It’s a Latin phrase that loosely translates to “Boldly into the Night.” I chose the phrase because I thought it embodied the dark yet triumphant feel of the piece and I set it in Latin because Latin just makes everything cooler.
For the musicians, the piece is in 6/8 and the dotted quarter equals 120. It’s in the key of D minor, and is about 2:40 long.
First impressions of the piece from orchestra members soon!