A while ago, I posted a couple of movements from this piece. A few of you were enthusiastic and asked for more. Here is the complete work.
Given its intent as a community theater piece, I scored this cantata for very sparse instrumentation (violin, French horn [Muir], piano, and chorus) and designed it to be accessible to both novice musicians as well as to general audiences.
Man of the Mountains is an imaginary recounting of John Muir’s first visit to the glorious Yosemite Valley.
My father wrote the play and I completed the composition in early 2000. Now I am able to present the work, thanks to Garritan Libraries.