WOODWIND QUINTET (2012)
Uplifting quintet inspired by mythology and an excerpt from the dhammapada
Written for the 2012 Aspen Music Festival
- In medias res
III. Illuminates the World…
- Exultation: a feeling of ecstatic, triumphant joy
- In Medias Res (literally “In the middle of things”) is a literary device invented by the Classical Greek playwrights – it involves starting a story in the middle of the action rather than beginning with introduction and exposition. You see it all of the time today in the movies, for instance when a science fiction film starts in the middle of a space battle or an action movie starts with a chase scene.
III. Whoever replaces an evil deed with one that is good illuminates the world like the moon set free from a cloud.” – Dhammapada verse 173