THROW WIDE THE DOOR for building/concert hall dedications

By Fred Morden

Duration: 17’00”

Orchestration:  2*-2*-2*-2/4-3-3-1/4 perc-tmp-hrp-pno-SATB-Sop/Strings

THROW WIDE THE DOOR is an uplifting piece for a building dedication or concert hall opening.  In two movements, the first is for orchestra, the second for chorus, solo soprano, and orchestra.  Text and music written by Fred Morden and based on an English translation of “The Empty Vessel” from the Tao de Ching by Lao Tzu. 

Commissioned by the Midland(MI) Community Orchestra for the rededication of the Central Auditorium. 

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