Grief is a programmatic one-movement suite for four-piece rock band. Each section of the piece represents a different stage of the grieving process, as outlined by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. First is "Denial," with a slow and steady pulse which quickens into "Anger," which is fast and loud. "Bargaining" consists of a few drum set solos which are interrupted by the rest of the ensemble, creating a musical conversation. "Depression" is the slowest section in the dark locrian mode, but once it ends, "Acceptance" changes the mood and grows in volume and texture until the end. Grief is meant to be both a concert piece and a rock piece that can be enjoyed by all audiences.
Approx. 12 min.