Journey Into Courage Suite
About this work:
Journey Into Courage is a documentary directed by Bess O'Brien about domestic violence in rural Vermont. It was originally a touring stage production with a cast of women from rural Vermont who were victims of domestic violence. The documentary is largely made up of footage shot during the tour as well as interviews of the women in the stage production.
Journey Into Courage Suite is derived from the soundtrack for the documentary and is intended to be performed on stage as a suite for eight musicians. The performing ensemble can choose which versions (if there are multiple ones) of each piece it will perform. The short version, e.g. without repeats, may be performed if a shorter suite is desired
Year composed: 1995
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 6-9 players
Instrumentation: 1 Trumpet, 1 Percussion (General), 1 Marimba, 1 Piano, 1 Violin, 1 Cello, 1 Harp, 1 Banjo
Instrumentation notes: Marimba part requires the use of six mallets. the percussion part and marimba part may be played by one player.