SHARDS! was commissioned by Brass Band Pro Rege Heerenveen as their opening work at the WMC World Brass Band Championships 2017.
A shard of glass has a hard surface that reflects light. It also refracts light, giving a kaleidoscopic effect, although its edge can also be sharp as a razor. The musical language in this work represents the hard, sharp and kaleidoscopic features of shards of glass.