First came the temple...
for flute quintet (with optional audio)

Bekah Simms
Composer
Bekah Simms
Composition Date: 2017
Duration: 00:11:30
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Misc. Quintets

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piccolo
  • 4 x Flute
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Programme Note:
Containing the worlds oldest megaliths, the archaeological site at Göbekli Tepe (Potbelly Hill) in modern-day Turkey created a conundrum for those who first studied it: why did hunter gatherer societies expend the time and energy to create such towering, expansive structures? Did the temple, a place of ritual, really come before the city and advanced senses of “order” within human society? Current knowledge about the site suggests that the site predates not only pottery, metallurgy, and the invention of writing or the wheel, but that the ruins were built before the so-called Neolithic Revolution, i.e., the beginning of agriculture and animal husbandry around 9000 BCE. The organization of the site suggests an advanced order not formerly associated with the early humans of this time.How can we, so removed from its founding, interpret this site? Perhaps only with a sense of holy mystery – the earliest ever found religious site, indications of a “cult of the dead,” and carved human skulls create a sense of infinite intrigue, with the contents of the structure just as curious as how it came to be."At present Göbekli Tepe raises more questions for archaeology and prehistory than it answers. It remains unknown how a force large enough to construct, augment, and maintain such a substantial complex was mobilized and compensated or fed in the conditions of pre-sedentary society. "

Premiere Information:
17 Jun 2018, Hart House, Toronto ON
Charm of Finches

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 5152 S5925fir 2017
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Misc. Quintets
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 7, 2018
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    21 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 31
    Parts
    31 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by Charm of Finches
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