Thanks for listening, Trent.
It seems that I've written a melody in Db Major with chords in Bb Minor.
It's back to the salt mines (blurred concepts) to fully develop a melody & compatible chords.
It seems like my writing progress parallels my understanding of "wet & dry" sounds...
This piece, to me, seemed to have these moods -- quizzical, a bit of tension/uncertainty, a disjointed/fractured feeling, as in a beach with many rocks that break up the waves and make them froth and swirl about (I have in mind Wingaersheik (sp?) beach in Massachusetts), and a resolution (briefly) and then a recap of the beginning.
The harmonies are daring! I always expand my mind when I listen to music like this. At the end, I found my mind adding an arpeggio flourish in the piano, with winds fading out smoothly, but that's just me.