Everyday Life

for Orchestra

Clint Needham

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Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
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Quick Overview

Everyday Life was written in the spirit of Richard Strauss? Symphonia Domestica (however, my work is much shorter and less programmatic). The routine morning marathon serves as the starting point and the ?hectic? music that ensues finds it way in and out of the piece from beginning to end. This high-energy music is like a sonic kaleidoscope that depicts being shocked awake to the sounds of children screaming/crying, getting three kids out of bed and downstairs, feeding them, putting their clothes on, breaking up fights, countless diaper changes, putting out fires (figuratively and literally!), etc. This ?hectic? music is followed by very brief ?zen? moments? those short, precious minutes or seconds when all things are calm, only to be jolted back to the reality of raising three lively children.

Though my everyday life seems entirely chaotic, there is a sense of fun and wonderment that I love immensely about being a father ? I hope that, too, is somewhere in this music. Everyday Life is dedicated to my beautifully energetic, crazy, and wonderful children ? Avery, Rory and Molly.

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Additional Information

Composition Date 2012
Duration 00:09:00
Orchestration 3(Picc.) 2 2 2 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Str.
Premiere January 12, 2013 - Albany, New York Albany Symphony David Alan Miller, conductor

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