Matthew H. Fields
Matthew H. Fields
Selected Orchestral Works

Colored Light for Chagall


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13 minutes

Program Note

"Half-forgotten images mix together in dreams. No matter the medium--painting, sculpture, stained glass--the art of Marc Chagall juxtaposes seemingly obvious symbols--a wedding couple, the statue of Liberty, a menorah, a goat. They suggest a magical story without telling it. This music incorporates the faint jingling of torah finials and the raucous voice of a shofar into a dream sequence which just might tell such a mythical story--perhaps."

--Matthew H. Fields


  • flute alt. piccolo
  • oboe
  • clarinet
  • bassoon
  • horn
  • glockenspiel
  • shofar in E
  • high voice
  • low voice
  • harp
  • tubular bells alt. rimonim
  • two violins
  • viola
  • violoncello
  • contrabass

Year of Composition



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