Toumai - Hope of Life
About this work:
Publisher: Buckthorn Music Press
Written: August, 2002
Title: "Toumai" (means 'hope of life') a name given in one African language in Chad to children born just before the dry season of the nearby Djubar desert. The work is also inspired by Isaiah 35 starting - "The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoince and blossom."
Includes: original poem:
"Dust from Djurab drains the clouds
cracking corks and cradles;
proverbs wet and crimson moist rim the God hymns.
Sing the green things into cresting!
Ring the rights of nature's breastlings!"
Written for the "Mostly Job: New Music" the 2003 Arts Festival of the U of Central Oklahoma.
Version: 7 trumpets
Year composed: 2002
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 6-9 players
Instrumentation: 7 Trumpet
Instrumentation notes: Trumpet ensemble. For a minimum of 7 Bb trumpets.