Symphony #6-THE GIFT

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About the author:
Hayden Wayne (born 3/2/49) (composer/librettist) began playing piano at the age of four, 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, and performed with major-label backed bands: Man (CBS Records), Jobriath (Elektra Records), and toured with Sly Stone, the Yardbirds with Jimmy Page, Billy Joel, The Chamber Brothers, Gordon Lightfoot, Richie Havens, Gladys Knight and 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] (recorded by the State Philharmonic of Brno, on New Millennium Records); the choral symphony SYMPHONY #6-THE GIFT; SYMPHONY #7-CELESTIAL DANCES, SYMPHONY #8-1421; SYMPHONY #9- THE HOOP OF LIFE; NUZEROV STRING QUARTETS: #1-THE ROSENBERGER VARIATIONS, #2-THE ROMANTIC, # 3, 4 & 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 #6-THE GIFT
 

Authored by Mr. Wayne

This work was written as a gift to the human race: a reminder of what is possible, if we simply choose to embrace the potential of our civility and spirituality.

Disturbed by what I have witnessed during my lifetime: constant wars, murder, the evolving practice of stealing up to and including the corporate level, the horrid abuse of women and children, defacing the planet and the growing celebration of self-degradation, I was motivated to write a liturgical work.

ORCHESTRATION



Piccolo
2 Flues (doubling on Alto Flute)
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:

Marimba
Vibraphone
Tubular Bells (F#3, F#4)
Crash Cymbal
Suspended Cymbal
Tam tam
4 Timpani
Medium and low tom toms
Snare
Bass

100-150 chorus (SATB)
Solo Baritone
Solo Mezzo Soprano

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

Duration: (61:31)


Publication Date:
2013-11-01
ISBN/EAN13:
149366042X / 9781493660421
Page Count:
182
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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