Toumai - Hope of Life

Lynn Job

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
Duration: 00:03:45
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.

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