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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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