Written by Michelle Margiotta © 2009, Rev. © 2011
New Day was inspired by Revelation 21: 1-5, "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.' And he who sat upon the throne said, 'Behold I make all things new.'"
The composition, New Day, scored for a mixed chamber group, uses a contemporary chord progression with a groove. The simple melody is developed through time signature modulations and harmonic tension. The specific placements of tension and unpredictable time signatures portray the contrast of simple versus complex. Although there is a brief section of polyphony, the majority of this piece is in homophonic texture.