Author Archives: GLSmyth

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Frank’s Gronkytonk

This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0302: Gronkytonk. I imagine Gronkytonk as the music one hears down the street coming from an – at best – sketchy bar. Going inside the music reminds one of the … Continue reading

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Gratitude!

This piece was written in response to naviarhaiku 197.   Gratitude!   tears melting into   mountain snow It was written for string orchestra, chorus and piano. Gratitude! Gratitude! – Score

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Rosevere Parts

This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0301: Parts > Sum. Sections from each of Lee Rosevere’s ten 5 Minute Meditations were combined into an electronic file and accompaniment by string orchestra was added. The piece is … Continue reading

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From Before We Were Born

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 196.   the waves charge and crash,   then they return, again and   again — and again My idea was not to replicate the ocean, but more to replicate the feeling of the ocean. … Continue reading

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Room To Sky

This piece was written in response to naviarhaiku 195.   leaving the hospital room   autumn mountains   breathing The piece was written for string orchestra. Room To Sky Room To Sky – Score

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Thinking Of You

Thinking of John Luther Adams’ “Among Red Mountains” when putting together this miniature for Disquiet 300. Thinking Of You Thinking Of You – Score This piece was written for Piano, Organ and Vibraphone.

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Pampas Faces

This piece was written in response to naviarhaiku 194.   Lightning flash–   what I thought were faces   plumes of pampas grass The piece is written for wind quintet and vibraphone. Pampas Faces Pampas Faces – Score

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