Reflections of Him (2019)
For Wind Symphony and Choir.
Winds 18.104.22.168, Brass 22.214.171.124, Percussion 1, SATB Choir, Double Bass 3.
Reflections of Him is inspired by Tatar proverb. I am Tatar and I translated this proverb into English, but added some Tatar and Italian words to show that, even speaking different languages, we all reflect each other, reflect the main sense of life. I used ‘Parolo’ in Italian and ‘Sooz’ in Tatar as symbols of all different languages reflect the people who speak them and as symbols of knowledge that reflects our past, present and future. Word is the powerful tool that brought religions and knowledge to us and I hope will be serving for peace in the world.
Commissioned by and premiered by Density512 on February 23, 2019, at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX.