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Viet Cuong

Viet Cuong (trans. Matthew Sedatole)

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General Info

Year: 2018 / 2021
Duration: c. 8:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

When we say someone has moxie, we imply that they have a surprising amount of confidence or nerve, especially for someone of their stature or age. By orchestrating an extremely simple musical line into something much bigger and bolder than itself, Moxie sets out to prove that, with enough nerve, the simple can sound complex, the small can sound mighty, and, most importantly, a whisper can actually scream. This last idea is carried out as the piece comes to a close and music distills itself to its core; even though this final texture thins out dramatically, I feel the energy is only heightened by doing so. Ultimately, the piece has the moxie to believe that sometimes the simplest move is right.

Moxie was originally composed for the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in 2018.

- Program Note by composer

Moxie is defined as "courageous spirit and determination; perseverance."

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State Ratings

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  • University of Texas (Austin) Wind Ensemble (Weston Lewis, conductor) – 20 April 2022
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing) Wind Symphony (Kevin Sedatole, conductor) – 22 October 2021 *Premiere Wind Ensemble Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Syzygy (Flex instrumentation) (2019/2020)

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