Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, James Allen Anderson, cond.
On the album Living Earth (2006)
Picc Fl-2 Ob-2 B♭Cl-2(1»SSx) BCl Bsn-2 | Hn-4 B♭Tpt-2 Trb-2 Tuba | Hp Pno Timp | Vln Vla Vcl DB | Perc-2
- Flute (2)
- Oboe (2)
- Clarinet in B♭ (2), 1 dbl. Sop. Sax.
- Bass Clarinet in B♭
- Bassoon (2)
- Horn in F (4)
- Trumpet in B♭ (2)
- Trombone (2)
- Double Bass
- Required Percussion (2 players)
- Orchestra Bells
- Suspended Cymbal (lg)
- Tom Tom (sm)
- Snare Drum
- Crash Cymbals
The Bach Chorales have been a part of my study and meditation for many years, and the music of 11:11 grows out of three chorale melodies. The first, Wie bist du, meine Seele (How are you my soul), is stated at the beginning in my own arrangement, and the third, Du, O schönes Weltgebäude (You, O wonderful creator of the world), finishes the piece. The second chorale, Aus Tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (In deepest need I cry to you), provides only its opening motive which serves as the foundation for the middle of the piece, and also to tie the whole composition together. “In deepest need I cry to you” is finally a motto for the entire work, and a prayer for our time of crisis.
Program Note by David Maslanka
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