I came away feeling sanguine about the future of new music... Music, song, image and spoken work form a seamless and deeply moving meditation"

- John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

 

I came away feeling sanguine about the future of new music... Music, song, image and spoken work form a seamless and deeply moving meditation.

~ John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

After, Before, and In Between

 

Details

Instrumentation:

soprano, baritone, piano, & percussion

Alternative Accompaniment:

- chamber orchestra or

- full orchestra



Length:

14 minutes



Program Notes:

On poetry by Pushcart Prize Winner, Eugene Gloria, this work assumes the premise that the freeing of the soul and the "crossing of the divide" can take shocking and sublime turns. The first movement (soprano) introduces the ethereal feminine spirit, joyously released. The second (baritone) is an irreverent funeral march sarcastically reviewing all the trappings that are not a part of the death of a simple man. The third brings man and spirit together at the point contemplation and release. 

 

 

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