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  • F L O O D G A T E S f o r o r c h e s t r a

    Daniel Knaggs

  • INSTRUMENTATION 1 Piccolo 2 Flutes 2 Oboes 1 English Horn in F 2 Clarinets in Bb 1 Bass Clarinet in Bb 2 Bassoon � 1 Contrabassoon 4 Horns in F �3 Trumpets in C 2 Trombones� 1 Bass Trombone 1 Tuba Timpani Percussion 1 (Crash Cymbals, Suspended cymbal, Triangle, Tambourine) Percussion 2 (Large Gong, Bass Drum, Triangle, Thunder Sheet, Mark Chimes) Percussion 3 (Suspended cymbal, Snare Drum, Glockenspiel, Tom-toms) Percussion 4 (Temple blocks, Triangle, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Mark Chimes) �Harp Strings PROGRAM NOTES Floodgates (2016) is written in response to the apparently escalating global crises in the political, economic, social, and cultural spheres. The current age finds itself in a sort of permanent war zone, too often seeking solutions in heated rhetoric, arms, and pointing fingers. However, in light of these problems, this work’s objective is not to simply “vent” or dwell in negativity. Instead, it points toward hope in an avenue that that the world has left largely unexplored: that of mercy. In order to musically incorporate the idea of mercy, this work includes quotations from Gregorio Allegri’s “Miserere” (c. 1630), a choral setting of Psalm 51 in which King David takes full responsibility for his crimes and faults while asking for mercy: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment. Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me…

    Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit. For you have no delight in sacrifice; if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased. The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

    The composition races through moments of both anxiety and determination, culminating in a climactic moment in which the “floodgates” burst and the orchestra evokes images of torrential downpour along with restatements from Allegri’s “Miserere…” Finally, the present work is left somewhat open-ended or unresolved, in order to not prematurely celebrate what is still left up to the world to live out.

    DURATION: 8 minutes

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    Piccolo

    Flutes 1, 2

    Oboes 1, 2

    English Horn

    Clarinets in Bb 1, 2

    Bass Clarinet in Bb

    Bassoons 1, 2

    Contrabassoon

    Horns in F 1, 3

    Horns in F 2, 4

    Trumpet in Bb 1

    Trumpets in Bb 2, 3

    Trombones 1, 2

    Bass Trombone

    Tuba

    Timpani

    Harp

    Violin I

    Violin II

    Viola

    Violoncello

    Contrabass

    With expectation (e = 112) (q = 56)

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    Score in C

    Daniel Knaggs

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