Distinctive Tonal Music Inspired by Magical Places

Canyon Light: Four Scenes for Woodwind Quintet

ID: SM-000172742
Título alternativo Morning Prayers, River Music, Shimmering Heat, Sunset
CompositorMichael Mauldin
EditoraMichael Mauldin
Ano de composição 1989
Gênero Clássico / Música de Câmara
Instrumentação Flauta, Clarinete, Fagote, Oboé, Trompa francesa
Composição paraQuinteto
Tipo de composiçãoPartitura completa, Partes
duração 12'15"
movimento(s) 1 para 4 de 4
dificuldade Advanced
descripção Commissioned by the New Mexico Woodwind Quintet. This piece was inspired by a river-rafting trip I took with my sons, Kendall and Kevin, at Moab, Utah. My sons must have thought their father insane for taking them there in August. But the cooling white-water, the colors of the canyons and child’s play on sandy beaches made it a treasured experience for all of us.

In the first movement, “Morning Prayers,” the flute and clarinet chase each other like cliff-swallows, echoing their calls off the cathedral-like canyon walls, as I make peace with the Colorado River. The second movement, “River Music,” is full of white-water thrills, as well as quiet moments when the river is deep and slow, while we float beside the raft. “Shimmering Heat” recalls the surreal light effects of rising heat. In “Sunset” there is a sense of urgency to take in as much as possible of the beauty of the rich light on the landscape before night falls. The energy we get from that beauty is real. Not just a fleeting mood, it sustains mind, body and spirit.

ASCAP title code: 330553996

More sound: https://soundcloud.com/michael-mauldin/sets/canyon-light

Complete tracks of all four movements: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kIVu7P9Akzn8D7FZcsnqegint_3EJ2_ZA
data de postagem 21.10.2012


Sheet music file
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