Symphony #9-The Hoop of Life

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Hayden Wayne (born 3/2/49) (composer/librettist) began playing piano at the age of four and played tenor drum in the orchestra pit of The King And I at the age of five, performed his first composition in concert at the age of eleven, won 2nd Prize medal for piano solo from the New York State Music Awards at fifteen, performed with major-label backed bands as Man (CBS Records) and Jobriath (Elektra Records), and toured with Sly Stone, the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page, Billy Joel, The Chamber Brothers, Gordon Lightfoot, Richie Havens, Gladys Knight, The Fifth Dimension.

As a composer, in 1983 Mr. Wayne opened a new theater for the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles with his metaphorical circus Wire, won $10,000 USD as national first place in 1987 from the National Institute for Music Theater with NEON (A Street Opera) . In 2002, NEON won a 25,000 DM prize in the International Prague Opera Competition. He was commissioned to write IN MEMORIAM: A CELEBRATION, by the Interfaith Concert of Holocaust Remembrance, which premiered at Saint John the Divine in New York in 1993. Subsequently linked with SINFONIETTA #1: The Klezmer and AN ELEGY INTO MADNESS, specifically commissioned for the Fiftieth Anniversary of Israel, and titled A TRIPTYCH, had its world première at Mandel Hall, the University of Chicago in January 1998. In February 1995, his SYMPHONY #4-FUNK had its world premiere at the Janacek Theatre in Brno, The Czech Republic. It sold out in one week seven months in advance.

Mr. Wayne also has several film scores and award-winning commercials for television to his credit. To date, Mr. Wayne has written over four hundred compositions including: THE SYMPHONY OF FRIENDS, the ballet CIRQUE DE LA LUNE, DRACULA (Opera Erotica), PIANO CONCERTO #1-The Rock "n' Roll and CELLO CONCERTO #1 which are paired as a diptych: SINFONIETTA #2 (It's a Boy) and #3-The Emerald; VIOLIN/PIANO SONATA-The "Kraft"; The Symphonic Trilogy: #2-REGGAE, #3-HEAVY METAL, #4-FUNK; and SYMPHONY #5-AFRICA [A Tone Poem] (all recorded by the State Philharmonic of Brno, on New Millennium Records); the choral symphony SYMPHONY #6-THE GIFT; SYMPHONY #7-CELESTIAL DANCES and SYMPHONY #8-1421; THE NUZEROV STRING QUARTETS: #1-THE ROSENBERGER VARIATIONS, #2 THE ROMANTIC, # 3, 4 and 5, # 6,7 & 8, and # 9 & 10 performed by the Wallinger String Quartet; FIVE DANCES FOR CELLO AND PIANO and PIANO QUINTET #1 (all available on New Millennium Records) and hundreds of songs in various eclectic styles.

Symphony #9-The Hoop of Life
 

Authored by Mr. Wayne

Symphony #9-THE HOOP OF LIFE, is a choral symphony using Cherokee, Lakota vocables, Hebrew and Kabbalistic numerology. This Symphony is to be an invocation, a tuning, a vision for what is possible through indigenous and Kabbalist teachings. If we truly believe in Oneness, that we are All part of the total cosmic Consciousness, then there must be a way to harness the "verb" of life and refocus mankind from self-destruction.


Many will think I'm crazy, a cock-eyed romantic... whatever...

I had no other choice but to write this work!

ORCHESTRATION

Piccolo (doubling on Alto Flute)
2 Alto Flutes (doubling on Flutes)
2 Oboes
English Horn
2 Bb Clarinets
Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons
Contra Bassoon

4 Horns in F

3 Bb Trumpets
2 Tenor Trombones
Bass Trombone
Tuba

Six percussionists:

Crash Cymbal
4 Timpani
Rattles (hollowed-out gourds or buffalo horns scraped dried, and filled
with pebbles)
Sleigh Bells
Medium and low tom toms
Bass

100-150 chorus (SATB)
Cherokee Baritone
Lakota Baritone

18-22 1st Violins
16-20 2nd Violins
14-18 Violas
10-12 Celli
8-10 Basses

Duration: (37:00)


Publication Date:
2013-11-06
ISBN/EAN13:
1490549897 / 9781490549897
Page Count:
194
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Printed Music / Opera & Classical Scores




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