Driving rhythms, contemporary harmonies, stark contrasts, and multi-meter are the “Catalyst” for excitement and intrigue in this epic programmatic work by Rob Romeyn. We begin with an explosion of rhythmic energy and motion. From here, an intriguing melodic theme is introduced amid a lighter texture. As the music develops, this melodic theme is expanded upon rhythmically and through a variety of harmonic variations. A secondary theme enters with a light and almost transparent quality, offering an opportunity to showcase expressive musicality in a mature setting. Further development then ensues, with the music growing ever stronger and stronger, with the emotion practically leaping off of the page. We end with a hair-raising contemporary sounding ending that is sure to have your audience on their feet. Do not miss this outstanding addition to the repertoire for concert or festival use!