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Sept. 20:Wayfaring at WCMA Awards Showcase at 2PM in Victoria at St. John the Divine Anglican Church

Nov. 22:Gianetta Baril's concert "Wayfaring" will include my piece...Wayfaring!

Jan. 24 and 27:Cordei and Johanna Hauser perform Invocation (read more)

March 20 Standing Wave plays Mosaic Dances in Sonic Boom at the Orpheum Annex

The Orator for Strings (2011)




View the score for The Orator.

This work for string orchestra was inspired by the work of twentieth century poet-philosopher-speaker-writer Peter Nivio Zarlenga.  The title “The Orator” is after the now out-of-print book by Zarlenga by that name containing quotes from his live speeches and poetic essays about human achievement.  The movements are based, expressively, on phrases chosen from the book:

1. Remember you were born free
2. Coming to be is loving truth
3. Choose to cause your own change
4. It is the movement that gives us meaning
Duration: c. 20 minutes
Instrumentation:
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Violoncello
Contrabass

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