Is based on a quotation from John Irving:

“Our dreams escape us however vividly we imagine them. There’s only one thing you can do, keep passing the open windows.” ‐ John Irving

John Irving (1943) an American novelist, famous for his well turned phrases and apt pronouncements e.g. “Your memory is a monster, you forget – it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you – and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory;  but it has you!”

In “Passing the Open Windows” I have attempted to catch the atmosphere of this quotation. Having dreams (which escape us) and trying to visualize a dream. Also I have portrayed “passing” by a sort of processional march, which passes by. The use of this can be interpreted  figuratively in the sense of “Don’t choose the most obvious route to your dream.” It ends simply but effectively with the portrayal of the vanishing dream.

Demo Score: ➞ Passing the open windows (orchestral version), → Passing the open windows (fanfare version)

Publisher: Janssen Music (orchestral version), → Bronsheim Music (fanfare band version)

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Recording: (live) by Universiteitsorkest Maastricht (NL) – conducted by Raymond Spons.