Composed by Cynthia Folo
Published by Portfolio Publications
Includes score and parts
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F, and Bassoon
I. Good things, when short, are twice as good. (Baltazar Gracian)
II. All rising to a great place is by a winding stair. (Sir Francis Bacon)
III. Hope is a waking dream. (Aristotle)
IV. A man with a watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never sure. (Mark Twain)
V. Plain clarity is better than ornate obscurity. (Mark Twain)
VI. You can straighten a worm, but the crook is in him and ony waiting. (Mark Twain)
VII. What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone? (Bertold Brecht)
Program Notes: Sevon Aphorisms for Woodwind Quintet
Seven Aphorisms was commissioned by Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and dedicated to and premiered by the Del'Arte Wind Quintet 12/8/02 at the PKL national convention in Philadelphia. Performers in this quintet (and on the CD) are: Eileen Grycky, flute; Lloyd Shorter, oboe; Charles Salinger, clarinet; Cynthia Carr, horn; and Jon Gaarder, bassoon.
An aphorism is defined as a short pithy statement containing a truth of general import. The most obvious characteristic of an aphorism, apart from its brevity, is that it is a generalization. It offers a comment on some recurrent aspects of life, couched in terms that are meant to be permanently and universally applicable.