There are six chorale melodies in the Symphony:
- Living Earth 1
- How empty, how fleeting…
- Only trust in God to guide you
- From heaven above I come…
- November – Geese on the Wing
- O how blessed
- Jesus Christ, our Savior…
- Living Earth 2
- My soul exalts the Lord
What the story is in all of this I will leave up to you!
A small quote from Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann has been with me for a long time. In it Mann describes Eliezer, the tribal story teller and oral historian: “…the old man’s ego was not clearly demarcated … it opened at the back, as it were, and overflowed into spheres that were external to his own individuality both in space and in time; embodying in his own experience events which, remembered and related in the clear light of day, ought actually to have been put in the third person….”
Program note by David Maslanka.