Chris Meyer: Composer - Orchestrator - Arranger - Pianist

Mustard Farm, Alberta


The Gift of Youth

Dedicated to the National Youth Orchestra of Canada

A remarkable gift possessed by youth is their boundless hope, untainted by the cynicism and compromises of the older generations. While young, youth remind us of our obligations to the future, and as they grow, they begin to realize the full power of their convictions and their abilities to transform hope into reality. This composition chronicles the experience of hope and the emotional journeys it brings.

Duration: 7:45 min.

2Picc 2Fl Eb.Cl 2Cl B.Cl 3Bsn CBsn 4431 4+Timp Pno/Cel. Hp Strings
(smaller orchestration available upon request)

Composition Date: May 2016

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