Rose of the Winds
Rose of the Winds (2007, arr. 2009)
Version for reduced orchestra
The Rose of the Winds, based on the symbol of the compass that points not just to the four corners of the earth, but in all directions, is intended to offer a snapshot of who we are as people rather than trace a specific journey. As Golijov says, "The Rose of the Winds provides contrast without explanation." Two of the four movements are based on Golijov's Ayre, which will be performed on the Chicago Symphony's MusicNOW series in June.
Rose of the Winds (2007) for ensemble and orchestra