Tarot Conway - My message

My message


3 Soprano voices

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This piece had a troubled beginning, I started it many times and at each attempt I became either dissatisfied or encountered a problem with the text. It was very frustrating and I believe a common problem with composers writing for voice. Elements of the music had taken shape but the selection of a text was holding up progress on the piece. I discussed the matter of the text with many people and suddenly it occurred to me that these conversations I had with people were an ideal text for the piece. The text I eventually choose for this piece is one of these conversations; it sums up my thoughts and reservations about choosing a text for the piece.