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Courage, to follow the way

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Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis


The title of this work is correctly punctuated and capitalized Courage...to follow the way


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 18:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Piccolo Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-VI, including:

  • Bass Drum, Pedal
  • Claves
  • Glockenspiel
  • Rainstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom (4)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Water Box

Symphonic Choir
Soprano Solo (2)
Tenor Solo
Baritone Solo

Violincello


Errata

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Program Notes

Our society has changed so much in so little time, this time that significantly makes a crucial character in our lives in both the short and long term. The temporal question determines a significant importance for planning a journey; something that is about to begin, and that above all we want to start. Seek (the) truth (s) pure (the) only (the), clean (as), worthy (as), genuine (as), etc., can be a task that can leave us lost.

Twists and turns that?

Attitudes that can be taken, are not easy, courage will have to come at any time to follow the path, the way that we can have, or not, time to our favor. Important is to mention that the appearance should be natural, not let anxiety take in account, our way and our time.

Twists and turns that?

The music became a testing method and / or a business, at least for some. For me it remains a pleasure. Courage ... to follow the way is an attitude, a path, an uncertainty that gradually becomes something less uncertain - does not give answers, does not give way, just give less anxious suggestions, in the middle of a whole. After all is music, is a human pleasure, is this ...

- Program Note by composer


The following verses are from two poems of e.e. Cummings and the last verse is from a short poem of Daniel Davis:

"seeker of truth
follow no path
all paths lead where
truth is here"

[e.e. cummings]


"let's start a magazine
to hell with literature
we want something redblooded

lousy with pure
reeking with stark
and fearlessly obscene

but really clean
get what I mean
let's not spoil it
let's make it serious

something authentic and delirious
you know something genuine like a mark
in a toilet

graced with guts and gutted
with grace"

squeeze your nuts and open your face"

[e.e. cummings]


"Finally a magazine
where the truth be clean and pure
where the authentic is delirious
The grace to convert into genuine
and the last path is to discover the truth."

[D. Davis]

- Program Note from score


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