dominickdiorio
conductor composer
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Weaver of Eternities

Choral Music

chorus with chamber ensemble

work detail

instrumentation: SATB, alto saxophone, marimba, string quintet, and piano

completion date: july 2023

duration: 12 minutes

texts: A setting of the poem "Consecration" by Jacqueline Goldfinger

events

22

NOTUS: CHARTING THE WORLD

NOTUS * Dominick DiOrio, director

Auer Concert Hall - Indiana University - Bloomington, IN

11:00 pm

NOTUS presents a concert of inspirational new music grounded in themes of family, discovery, and joy. Featuring IU faculty saxophonist Otis Murphy on a new original work by DiOrio, as well as IU composer (and harpist) Han Lash, the program includes Lash's Canticum Psalmi Falsum for chorus, harp, drum set, and piano; Dale Trumbore's Charting the World for chorus, flute, and strings; Zanaida Stewart Roble's Blühende Bäume for six soloists and strings; and the annual winners of the NOTUS Student Composition Contest. Free and open to all.

commission and dedication

Commissioned by NOTUS, Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and dedicated to saxophonist Otis Murphy.

text

Consecration by Jacqueline Goldfinger

On their first day of days, the newborn at mother’s breast listens close, father whispers: “You shall love the Lord our God with all your heart and soul and might; in teaching and in binding, in lying down and in rising up, in Jerusalem’s perpetual light.”

Wails from tender lips curl through time to worlds both vanished and to come. Today she is consecrated, the summoner. Receiver of wisdom. Measure of our hearts. Tomorrow, gone, a weaver of eternities, a hymn to generations.

program note

Weaver of Eternities is commissioned by NOTUS, Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensembles, and dedicated to saxophonist Otis Murphy, Professor of Music (Saxophone) at the IU Jacobs School of Music. The work is a positive and joyous musical expression of poet Jacqueline Goldfinger’s evocation of family: a value centered and most dear to Otis, Jackie, and myself. It’s propulsive outer sections are matched by the intensity of feeling in the contrasting middle section, where the saxophone is featured as a concerto soloist, complete with a cadenza flourish of warmth and virtuosity.

Dominick DiOrio, July 2023

information

events

22

NOTUS: CHARTING THE WORLD

NOTUS * Dominick DiOrio, director

Auer Concert Hall - Indiana University - Bloomington, IN

11:00 pm

NOTUS presents a concert of inspirational new music grounded in themes of family, discovery, and joy. Featuring IU faculty saxophonist Otis Murphy on a new original work by DiOrio, as well as IU composer (and harpist) Han Lash, the program includes Lash's Canticum Psalmi Falsum for chorus, harp, drum set, and piano; Dale Trumbore's Charting the World for chorus, flute, and strings; Zanaida Stewart Roble's Blühende Bäume for six soloists and strings; and the annual winners of the NOTUS Student Composition Contest. Free and open to all.


commission and dedication

Commissioned by NOTUS, Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and dedicated to saxophonist Otis Murphy.


text

Consecration by Jacqueline Goldfinger

On their first day of days, the newborn at mother’s breast listens close, father whispers: “You shall love the Lord our God with all your heart and soul and might; in teaching and in binding, in lying down and in rising up, in Jerusalem’s perpetual light.”

Wails from tender lips curl through time to worlds both vanished and to come. Today she is consecrated, the summoner. Receiver of wisdom. Measure of our hearts. Tomorrow, gone, a weaver of eternities, a hymn to generations.


program note

Weaver of Eternities is commissioned by NOTUS, Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensembles, and dedicated to saxophonist Otis Murphy, Professor of Music (Saxophone) at the IU Jacobs School of Music. The work is a positive and joyous musical expression of poet Jacqueline Goldfinger’s evocation of family: a value centered and most dear to Otis, Jackie, and myself. It’s propulsive outer sections are matched by the intensity of feeling in the contrasting middle section, where the saxophone is featured as a concerto soloist, complete with a cadenza flourish of warmth and virtuosity.

Dominick DiOrio, July 2023


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