Upon Daybreak for Orchestra is a 15-minute orchestral journey whose commission was made possible through New Music USA's Amplifying Voices program; commissioning a total of 9 composers from underrepresented groups who each have their own respective consortium of co-commissioning orchestras.
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Amplifying Voices is powered by the Sphinx Venture Fund, with additional support from ASCAP, the Sorel Organization, and Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
Co-Commissioning Partner Orchestras
About the Work
For many years I've sat and contemplated what music in a world without hatred or malice would sound like. I imagine this picturesque utopia with sound that engulfs the listener with abundant joy; an everlasting serenade; an ode of triumph.
This work is deeply inspired by the rapturous words of Dr. Maya Angelou in her poem "A Brave, Startling Truth." I am filled with great awe at the thought of finally arriving at the great "day of peacemaking" in which she describes so beautifully. What a glorious day that will be "when we come to it."
-Brian Raphael Nabors
2222 | 4221 | timp+3 perc, harp, pno, strings
2222 | 2210 | timp+2 perc, harp, piano, strings
Set to premiere/consortium performances:
October 2022-June 2024.