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Commissioned by

the Guitar Foundation of America for the


2014 International Concert Artist Competition
Evocation
after Gold Are My Flowers
Michael Lorimer New York
2014 by Adela Publishing (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.
Michael Lorimer, 175 West 73rd Street (10G), New York NY 10023. www.MichaelLorimer.com
Composers Series
CURTIS CURTISSMITH
Edited by
JORGE CABALLERO
Evocation is a five-minute fantasy on one of
the great twentieth-century chamber works with
guitar, C. Curtis-Smiths Gold Are My Flowers, a
forty-four-minute cantata for soprano, baritone,
and nine instruments. Gold was written in 1992 to
commemorate the quincentennial of Columbuss
1492 encounter with the New World.
Evocation begins with the chime-like sonori-
ties of guitar harmonics intoning the Navajo chant
which ends Curtis-Smiths cantata. The Navajo
chant has an ecstatic, Genesis-like text:
In all directions there is light.
In all directions is beauty.
May it be beautiful before me.
It is beautiful.
Smell the flowers.
Hear the singing.
It is beautiful.
In beauty it is finished.
This brief opening in Evocation quickly segues
into a recitative-like march, a souvenir of the can-
tatas setting of Columbuss words: At dawn we
saw naked people. I called them, I unfurled the
royal banner, I ordered the captain of the Pinta and
Nia to bear witness that I was taking possession
of this island for the King and Queen. To this
island I gave the name San Salvador. Having taken
one island into possession, you can claim them all.
Yes! You can claim them all!
As Evocation ends, the melody of the Navajo
chant reappears.
Michael Lorimer
Michael Lorimer, 175 West 73rd Street (10G), New York NY 10023. www.MichaelLorimer.com
2014 Adela Publishing (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.
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Curtis Curtis-Smith
for the 2014 International Concert Artist Competition
Commissioned by the Guitar Foundation of America
Edited by
Jorge Caballero
after Gold Are My Flowers
Evocation
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