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Hey everyone, Here is the piece I composed this semester for my composition lessons at university. It's about 18 minutes long, so if you only want to listen to and review a small portion, that's totally fine. This piece is still under revisions, so any feedback is welcome. Thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Z780ZKZIY
So I asked online for people's favorite Bible quotes a few days ago and this is what came out. Hope you all find something to like about it.
A Piece I wrote for band This piece is based upon the writings of the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. This story of love starts off with Naomi saddened by the death of her husband, and then the sudden death of her sons. The lady Ruth stays by her mother-in-law‘s side as she goes to work. She then meets the handsome Boaz (measure 59) and they immediately fall in love. However, they cannot be wed because according to tradition, she must be married to the kinsman-redeemer (this is the next of kin.) Boaz makes an announcement (measure 97) in front of the council that the kinsman-redeemer shall receive the property of Emiloech (Ruth’s late husband.) He quickly accepts until he realizes that he must marry Ruth and hastily rejects. The estate of Emilech is then transferred to Boaz (measure 131) who in return claims Ruth as his wife (measure 157.) Why write about the Book of Ruth? This very small book in length seems unimportant; however, these two people are the ancestors of the great King David!
Lazarus: I tried some different things here rhythmically here. Also, I wanted to fuse jazz and concert band together. I'll go back and add a long improv section in here to keep the economy going. Notes The opening misterioso delineates the pain and hunger of Lazarus as the night is storming as he has no food or home. He prays to God of his torment and wishes for food. The all the hope is has to be with his Heavenly Father. He falls asleep and waits for the new day. The pizzicato bass enters, Lazarus is begging for money and food. The rich man (along with other people) ignores him constantly. After this happens repeatedly, the rich man scolds him (as the soaring french horns enters with melody in measure 59.) After the final discourse, the peasant dies (measure 75.) Abraham appears to him (measure 82) and tells him "Welcome home!" The rich man then dies and the dark angels then take him to him to Hell. He finds himself in agony and begs to Abraham for his family to be notified of his transgressions and for cool water from Lazarus(measure 94). Abraham then proclaims ,, WEB. Lazarus rejoices in being in Heaven, falling at the feet of the Lord Almighty, the God of Abraham.