Distinctive Tonal Music Inspired by Magical Places

Going Forth at Dawn With Power (Piano)

ID: SM-000171448
ComposerMichael Mauldin
PublisherMichael Mauldin
Year of composition 2000
Genre Classical / Piece
Key D major
Instrumentation Piano
Scored forSolo
Type of scoreFor a single performer
Duration 5'50"
Movement(s) 0 to 0 from 1
Difficulty Advanced
Description Written for, and premiered by, pianist Lawrence Blind on the occasion of the birth of his son, Wesley.

The score bears this inscription from the Pueblo ritual "t'amu xeh piyeh" (Going forth at dawn with power): "Give me wisdom and lead me to the place where the child of man, child of woman is. You male spirits, female spirits who watch over my home, I have placed before you the food of tradition. Make my heart right and guide my thoughts. Take me to where the child of the spirits is." ASCAP title code: 370409586
Upload date 27.09.2012


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Michael Mauldin

Sharon Snyder, author of "At Home on the Slopes of Mountains: the Story of Peggy Pond Church," wrote this after seeing this video & hearing the music:

Step from shadow into light.
Look at the sky and praise the day.
See earth as a child sees it — new, fresh,
brimming with beauty and colors
beyond the imagination.
Take steps in awe,
and honor these wonders —
rocks, sky, clouds, moon,
the essence of life,
the soul of beauty.
The substance of who we are
is what we believe.
Our soul.

Michael Mauldin

Joseph Ford, founder of the Delian Society http://www.deliansociety.org/ sent me his review: "This is a profoundly luminous work, wonderfully evocative, and quintessentially spiritual."

Michael Mauldin

Video of a performance of the piece by Lawrence Blind in October, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWNwRqrLKd8

Michael Mauldin

video featuring the piece to dissolve public-domain photos of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEFTMNDsTHE

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