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5fromhon-01.nwc (July 2011) 1 kB
|Member of:||5 Pieces from the opera Honor|
|Full name of work:||Great Bird|
|Composer:||Hamilton, Jay (1951 - ), American|
|First line:||A great bird fell crashing to earth|
|Music category:||combo- the Turtling Dithers|
|Instruments:||Flute, Alto Sax, guitars, bass, mouth percussion and jewsharps, voice|
|Name of file creator:||Jay Hamilton|
|e-mail address:||info "at" soundand "dot" com|
|Comments:||I began to think about honor when I read about a boy who was sent out to kill his sister. She was seen taling to a man who was not a family member. What struck me was that the boy was deeply disturbed by his act. He had protected his family's honor, but his life was irrevocably damaged. I began to think about how we act and think about honor. What does it mean to be honorable ~ as a nation, as a person, as a business?|
Honor is from the heart.
The entire opera is about 90 minutes long very little dialogue, there are 19 pieces of music most are just lead sheets without the melody written out. What I have included are the few that were notated as fully as possible.