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Going Forth at Dawn With Power (Piano)

Classical/Piece • 2000

Going Forth at Dawn With Power (Piano)

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PDF, 1.38 Mb ID: SM-000171448 Upload date: 27 Sep 2012
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For a single performer
D major
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Michael Mauldin
Written for, and premiered by, pianist Lawrence Blind on the occasion of the birth of his son, Wesley.

The score bears this inscription from the Pueblo ritual "t'amu xeh piyeh" (Going forth at dawn with power): "Give me wisdom and lead me to the place where the child of man, child of woman is. You male spirits, female spirits who watch over my home, I have placed before you the food of tradition. Make my heart right and guide my thoughts. Take me to where the child of the spirits is." ASCAP title code: 370409586
  • Comments
comments Michael Mauldin 10 Feb 2018 20:41

Sharon Snyder, author of "At Home on the Slopes of Mountains: the Story of Peggy Pond Church," wrote this after seeing this video & hearing the music: Step from shadow into light. Look at the sky and praise the day. See earth as a child sees it — new, fresh, brimming with beauty and colors beyond the imagination. Take steps in awe, and honor these wonders — rocks, sky, clouds, moon, the essence of life, the soul of beauty. The substance of who we are is what we believe. Our soul.

comments Michael Mauldin 02 Jul 2016 21:13

Joseph Ford, founder of the Delian Society sent me his review: "This is a profoundly luminous work, wonderfully evocative, and quintessentially spiritual."

comments Michael Mauldin 02 Mar 2016 15:32

Video of a performance of the piece by Lawrence Blind in October, 2015:

comments Michael Mauldin 25 Apr 2014 21:58

video featuring the piece to dissolve public-domain photos of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico:

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