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Return to Innocence

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Genre: Choir with Percussion Ensemble
# of Players: 6 + Piano & Choir
Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 15:00
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2003

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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    With text from a poem of the same title by the composer, Return to Innocence begins with dissonant vocal harmonies and a spattering of mallet parts, then winds its way through the musical spectrum to its gentle, tonal and subtle conclusion.

    Genre: Choir with Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 6 + Piano & Choir
    Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 15:00

    Instrumentation
    SATB Choir
    Piano
    Percussion 1 (bells, xylophone, crotales)
    Percussion 2 (3-octave, vibraphone, chimes, crotales)
    Percussion 3 (4-octave marimba)
    Percussion 4 (4-octave marimba, suspended cymbal, anvil, tam-tam snare drum)
    Percussion 5 (3 tom-toms, small bass drum, suspended cymbal)
    Timpani

    Program Notes
    Based on a poem of the same title written by the composer, Return to Innocence dramatically depicts the beautiful words, taking the listener on a journey through many different moods.

    'Return to Innocence' by David Gillingham
    Look inward
    to the depths of your soul.
    Seek the childhood innocence
    that time stole.
    Envision the world
    through child-like eyes,
    Then of earthly matters
    We are wise.

    Youthful ideal,
    Age of resplendence.
    Return, sweet return
    Return to innocence.

    Drums of conflict
    Resound through the air.
    Beckoning the world
    Into Hatred's snare.
    Cast away prejudice
    Perceive as a child
    And troubles wane.

    Youthful ideal,
    Age of resplendence.
    Return, sweet return
    Return to innocence.

    Our space is stifled
    The air is tainted.
    Clouding the picture of what
    nature has painted.
    Return to the land
    and purity of birth.
    Banish the poisons
    that shroud the earth.

    Youthful ideal,
    Age of resplendence.
    Return, sweet return
    Return to innocence.

    Make the many as one,
    The world into a whole
    Become children unified
    by a common soul.
    Brotherhood shall reign.
    Our spirits redeemed.
    When we return
    to our childhood dreams.

    Youthful ideal,
    Age of resplendence.
    Return, sweet return
    Return to innocence.

  • Video

    • "Return To Innocence" - D. Gillingham - CSU Singers

      Dr. Michael Marcades conducts the Columbus State University Singers.
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