The Journey of Invention
Composed by David Marlatt (b. 1973)
for 2 Flutes and 2 Clarinets
Published by Eighth Note Publications
Includes score and parts
Inventions have changed our lives. Whether it be the wheel, electricity, car, telephone or the microchip, inventions have allowed us to live better, and sometimes longer, lives.
This piece is about the path or journey to these great discoveries. Some of the greatest minds in the world worked tirelessly for decades to create something, or even a concept, that we have all benefitted from. The music is always moving forward-advancing. Even with slight sidetracks or failed experiments, the journey presses on, the journey of discovery.
Be sure the tempo does not slow with the sustained chorale starting at 31. The tempo (and energy) must remain constant through these smoother sections. Exaggerate dynamics to achieve the greatest contrast. 37 is piano for everyone growing to forte in 39, then back to piano again in 40. 58 has a slight “world music” flavor. Remember, through time, great inventions have come from all over!