Verbi Ore

Lucas Tuazon, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Description

Verbi Ore translates roughly from Latin to "Word of Mouth." The point of the title lies with the texts that I set to music, which are three separate sayings or ideas that I have encountered in my life. The first of those sayings is, "That which goes around comes around. Honor the balance." The idea of karma has always been a big part of my life and I set it to a short chant melody in Latin. The second text is, "A wise man knows that he knows nothing." The idea behind this text, set in Italian, is that scholars are constantly learning. The third text is, "The Darkness shall destroy the light. This darkness is eternal. Destroy!" and is also set in Italian. This concept was, honestly, was inspired by antagonists in many stories thinking the evil way is the best way to live. And the fourth movement's text is exactly the same as the opening movement making sure that I, the composer, honored the balance.

 
Apr 20th, 12:15 PM Apr 20th, 2:00 PM

Verbi Ore

Young Main Lounge, Memorial Student Center, Illinois Wesleyan University

Verbi Ore translates roughly from Latin to "Word of Mouth." The point of the title lies with the texts that I set to music, which are three separate sayings or ideas that I have encountered in my life. The first of those sayings is, "That which goes around comes around. Honor the balance." The idea of karma has always been a big part of my life and I set it to a short chant melody in Latin. The second text is, "A wise man knows that he knows nothing." The idea behind this text, set in Italian, is that scholars are constantly learning. The third text is, "The Darkness shall destroy the light. This darkness is eternal. Destroy!" and is also set in Italian. This concept was, honestly, was inspired by antagonists in many stories thinking the evil way is the best way to live. And the fourth movement's text is exactly the same as the opening movement making sure that I, the composer, honored the balance.