Meditation From Easter Celebration
LKMP R00940/ HL 43707
2+Picc.2.2+BCL.2: SA Saxes: 2.2 (Tpts in Bb).2.1: Chime.Pno: Str
The cantata "Easter Celebration" was written in early 1993 as part of the composer's residency at Shenandoah University and Conservatory. The cantata is scored for orchestra, chorus, gospel choir, tenor voice and dancers. The work was premiered at Shenandoah, April 11th, 1993. The work as a whole is concerned with a variety of beliefs transcending all religions. This meditation is the extracted 5th movement of the cantata. It is an instrumental concerned with reflections, urging the listener to think. According to the composer, "harmonies, more triadic in nature, still use chords with added non-functional notes. The shifts in the key centers are used in a much more traditional style, highlighting the use of melody, which has made its way back into concert music and concert halls in the 90's."