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Canticles of Hyperion

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Travis J. Weller

Travis J Weller

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General Info

Year: 2021
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

In Greek mythology, Hyperion was one of the 12 Titans, children of the primordial parents Uranus (Sky) and Gaia (Earth). Hyperion symbolized light, wisdom, and watchfulness. According to the mythology, Uranus was overthrown by the Titans in a conspiracy led by Kronos, God of the Harvest, and assisted by Hyperion. After a period of time in which the Titans ruled, Kronos became mad, sparking an uprising of his children against him. This ten-year conflict is called the Titanomachy and resulted in the ascension of Zeus and the Olympians. Hyperion, however, was noticeably absent in the defense of his brother Kronos. Imprisoned with the other Titans by the Olympians, Hyperion was eventually set free by Zeus.

As the composer writes,

Canticles of Hyperion chronicles the adventures of the deposed Titan. The work seeks to bring light and positive energy against moments of strife and conflict among the Titans and Olympians. Hyperion persists to rise above the conflict, cede his power and position, seek reconciliation with Zeus, and be released to discover a new path on which he can lead a satisfied existence.

This work was commissioned for the University of Richmond Band, Steven A. Barton, conductor, with support from the University of Richmond Department of Music and the School of Arts and Sciences.

- Program Note adapted from University of Richmond Wind Ensemble concert program, 22 November 2021


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State Ratings

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  • University of Richmond (Va.) Wind Ensemble (Steven Barton, conductor) - 22 November 2021 *Premiere Performance*

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