Moravian Hymn Dance
The Moravian hymn "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" is the basis for this piece. This beautiful dorian melody is heard most clearly in the trumpet and saxophone solos between measures 61 and 75. Figures in the opening and closing portions of the piece are derived or developed from this melody as well. A paradox lies in the admonition from the text to "keep silence." Therefore the predominant feeling is one of joy that simply cannot keep silent, but must express itself in an unrestrained dance. Performed at Mid-West in 1995.
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