Time Stream

Time Stream2017-03-13T19:08:55+00:00

Project Description

Steel Drum Ensemble
12 min.

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Steel Drum Ensemble

  • Lead Tenor
  • Double Tenor
  • Double Second
  • Cello Pans
  • Bass Pans

Program Note

Time Stream takes a favorite chorale melody of mine (Durch Adams Fall – Through Adam’s Fall) through a whirlwind evolution. There is deep mystery in the old hymn tune, and mystery as well in the poem that inspired my music:

Message from a Stream in a Sacred Place

by Alison Matthews

Rock in the stream
The stream takes over.
Passage of time, passing of time.
Showing faces in the water,
    Spirit faces, guardian faces,
    Horse, deer, fox,
    Human faces.
All eyes large, soft, luminous, passing through time.
Rock, stalwart and steady,
    Move me if necessary.
Passage of time, allow.
Stream goes on, wears away even the largest of places.
Source of all and end of all.
Song is beguiling and beckoning.
Absolutely inviting to stillness.
Be still.
Use me.
Transform me.

Program Note by David Maslanka

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