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Woven was inspired by a portion of the poem, Auguries of Innocence, by William Blake:
Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine
Under every grief and pine,
Runs a joy with silken twine.
It is right it should be so,
We were made for joy and woe,
And when this we rightly know,
Through the world we safely go.
Note to Conductor:
This piece is designed for an introduction to subtle dissonances and extended harmony.
Articulation is also a crucial element for the performers. In the faster sections, make sure to
have a clear difference between slurred and tongued notes by having a crisp articulation on
the non-slurred notes. I did not use 6/8 time, though some of the measures in 3/4 can be
felt in 6/8.