Commissioned by Aozora Harmony Wind Orchestra (Saitama, Japan) for its 10th anniversary, completed in March of 2018.
Plus Ultra means "Further beyond" in Latin. The composer strongly asserts the sentiment that a bright future awaits by overcoming adversity and continuing to advance. After a stirring introduction, the piece refocuses towards a mysterious chorale. Then becoming rhythmic within irregular time, a refined melody and extended theme coexist, building in excitement to a profound and powerful impact. Subsequently, a grand melody suggests a finale, but the prior rhythmic element returns for the piece