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Creative Musicians Retreat (CMR) 2017 - Composers Forum III

by The Walden School

Oy, da rasprekrasnen’koe Traditional Russian Folk Song Translated by Emma Daniels Oy, da rasprekrasnen’koe oy da bezabotnoe devushkoy da zhi’tyo. Devchonkoy zhit’yo tso. Da u kovoto roditeli zhivi, da tem gulyan’utse, volyushka li to dana. Oh, how beautiful, Oh, how carefree is this girl’s life. Oh, what freedom have those girls Whose parents are still alive.
The Selfsame Song By Thomas Hardy A bird sings the selfsame song, With never a fault in its flow, That we listened to here those long Long years ago. A pleasing marvel is how A strain of such rapturous note Should have gone on thus till now unchanged in a note! —But it’s not the selfsame bird.— No: perished to dust is he.... As also are those who heard That song with me.
Religion By Philip Ellis Foster In the DNA of my ancestors God speaks.
Gravitas Music and lyrics by Michael Frank Narrated text from “Mr g” by Alan Lightman The void served as a gracious receptacle for my thoughts. It was my playground of ideas. The void had always vibrated with the music of my thoughts, but before the existence of time, the totality of sound occurred simultaneously, as if a thousand, thousand notes were played all at once…” Now I could hear one note following another, cascades of sound, arpeggios, glissades. I could hear melodies and rhythms and metrical phrases gathering up time in lovely folds of sound. In every place and in very moment, I was wrapped and engulfed in music. At times, the music poured forth in fierce heaving swells. At other times, it advanced in the softest little steps, delicate as a fleeting veil in the Void. Music clung to my being as parcels of emptiness had in the past. Music went inside of me. I had created music, but now music created. It lifted and remade, and formed a completeness of being. In the beginning there was no light, no light… There was sound…There was Music.


Creative Musicians Retreat
Composers Forum III

Annie Gosfield, moderator
Loretta Notareschi, co-moderator

Friday, June 23, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Fountain Arts Building
Dublin School
Dublin, New Hampshire

This Composers Forum was dedicated to Ed and Ellen Bernard


released October 12, 2017


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The Walden School Dublin, New Hampshire

Founded in 1972, the Walden School is an acclaimed summer music school and festival, offering programs that emphasize creativity through musicianship, improvisation, and composition. Our programs include the Young Musicians Program (9-18) and the Creative Musicians Retreat (18+). Set in beautiful New Hampshire, Walden provides an inspiring retreat-like environment ideal for creative music making. ... more

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