I am really a very simple person is the first piece I wrote after completing a journey by kayak and bicycle down the Mississippi River. It was inspired by something the visual artist H. C. Porter said to me soon after we met, in Vicksburg in November 2009. This choral version uses solfège syllables as the lyrics for the piece, which perhaps will evoke thoughts of the old shape note singing traditions.
Here is a score of the piece in pdf format.
I am really a very simple person is January 6th in A Book of Days. If you go to the day, you can hear a recording where I am singing all the parts.
I am open to performances of the piece by any group of instrumentalists and/or singers. I can supply you with various different arrangements I have made, or with the Finale or XML file so you can make your own arrangement. Please let me know when you perform the piece. And you are warmly invited to support this very low-key way of publishing:
- Instrumentation: guitar voice (singer) choir violin viola cello bass open instrumentation
- Ensemble Size: 2-6 7-12 large ensemble
- Duration: <5 minutes
- Electronics: No Electronics
- Video: No
- Project(s): A Book of Days BRIM: The River Project
- Year: 2010