New piece…first one in the new home.
(note: title screen is silent, music starts with score)
Fire of Justice, Fire of Love
for unison congregation and chorus,
organ, and solo trumpet
words & music by
Hilton Kean Jones
In honor of Blessed Mother Marie-Rose Durocher, Foundress of
The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (Soeurs des Saints Noms de Jésus et de Marie)
Commissioned by the Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, Florida October 6, 2018
A word of explanation about the title, The Geography of Dreams. Some folks have recurring dreams. I don’t, but all of my numinous dreams take place in the same geographical location. It’s a city on a peninsula beside a sea, similar to San Francisco or St. Petersburg where I now live; however, it’s definitely in Europe — feels as if it might be Spain — and in a far different time…whether in the distant past or distant future, perhaps another dimension, I can’t tell.
The different movements of The Geography of Dreams are programmatic pieces based on actual numinous dreams I had that take place in the city by the sea.
So, while I’m dealing with this insomnia, I’m creating score videos of the different movements. Not doing them in order of performance, but rather just as the spirit moves me.
In the midst of moving so almost everything I own — except a handful of clothes, the coffee maker, and my laptop — is in boxes! I’m having insomnia so in the wee hours I’m returning to make videos of scores playing along with their tracks as a way to stay somewhat sane.