Exodus (2017)

For Mixed Ensemble (Fl. Cl. Perc. Pno. Vln. Cello)

Duration: 9'00"

Score and Parts are available for purchase

Program Notes: As the fighting and killing continues in the Syrian Civil War, millions of men, women, and children are displaced from their homes. They flee their country in an attempt to find safety and to create a new home. During their mass exodus, these refugees have come across countless perils. Many have died along the way. Mothers have watched their children die. Mothers-to-be have lost their
babies. And yet, even when they find a new place to live, it’s not truly their and very often, it’s not even a place where they can feel welcomed. Exodus attempts to depict the chaos of their situation. The beginning depicts the bombs and the confusion following them until the refugees finally begin their voyage. Then, the chaos begins until the end when the unsettled but calm resolution gives a sense of the true reality, that will never truly be home.

Premiered by Contemporaneous, David Bloom, Conductor; Cary Hall, DiMenna Center, New York, NY

Performances

Date 

Location

Performers

August 26th, 2017

Eva Clare Hall

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

June 14th, 2018

Main Atrium

Crosstown Concourse

Memphis, TN

Members of Blueshift

Daniel Beilman, Bassoon, Jonathan kirkscey, Cello, Adrienne Park, Piano

Groundswell Trio

Alex Eastley - Bassoon, Leanne Zacharias - Cello, Everett Hopfner - Piano