Composition BackgroundEven though Shadow March does not fulfill the complete requirements of a true march, it's a great piece that captures the shadows of our earth in music. As the sequel to Triumphant March, Shadow March is the musical opposite. Instead of the soaring triumphant melody, there is an evil, driving line, reminiscent of the fourth movement of The New World Symphony.
"I've been working quite a few *commissions lately," said Everett C. Davis, composer, "but I just haven't had any inspiration. Both marches I've written have been ways to continue to write music, and because they've been so easy to write, I didn't have to look past the classics, and John Williams for inspiration."
*Commissions of Everett C. Davis are really just composition requests, as that he does not request any money.