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Fortune

Fortune

for youth choir and soloist


  • Instrumentation: Youth Choir and Soloist
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
Fortune is based on one of my favorite stories, an ancient Taoist fable of a small village farmer. The text tells the tale of the changing fortunes of the farmer who, in a chain of interconnected events loses his only horse, which leads to him gaining three more, one of which causes his son to break his leg. As a result the son avoids conscription that would lead to certain death. His response to each turn of fortune is, ‘who knows if this is good luck or bad luck.’

The moral of the story is: ‘Things change, life is short. You never know, keep on going. All is not as it first appears. The changes have no end, the mystery cannot be fathomed.’ Douglas J. Cuomo
Details
Auftragswerk : commissioned by the Young People's Chorus of New York City
Performance duration: 8'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 27. April 2008 New York, NY, Miller Theater (USA) · Dirigent: Francisco Nuñez · Young People's Chorus of New York City
Year of composition: 2007
Performances
Conductor: Francisco Nuñez
2008-04-27 | New York, NY (United States of America), Miller Theater — 14.00 h | World Premiere
Fortune is based on one of my favorite stories, an ancient Taoist fable of a small village farmer. The text tells the tale of the changing fortunes of the farmer who, in a chain of interconnected events loses his only horse, which leads to him gaining three more, one of which causes his son to break his leg. As a result the son avoids conscription that would lead to certain death. His response to each turn of fortune is, ‘who knows if this is good luck or bad luck.’

The moral of the story is: ‘Things change, life is short. You never know, keep on going. All is not as it first appears. The changes have no end, the mystery cannot be fathomed.’ Douglas J. Cuomo
Auftragswerk : commissioned by the Young People's Chorus of New York City
Performance duration: 8'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 27. April 2008 New York, NY, Miller Theater (USA) · Dirigent: Francisco Nuñez · Young People's Chorus of New York City
Year of composition: 2007
Conductor: Francisco Nuñez
2008-04-27 | New York, NY (United States of America), Miller Theater — 14.00 h | World Premiere