Delian Games 2010 Commemorative Medallion, after a statue of Apollo at the National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy.
Welcome to the Delian Suite VI web pages!
On 12 January 2010 a magnitude-7.0 earthquake
devastated the already impoverished island nation of Haiti. Its densely
populated capital Port-au-Prince sustained almost unimaginable damage,
and the death toll, if it can ever be accurately reckoned, is believed
by many to exceed 200,000. Hundreds of thousands more were left
injured, maimed, and homeless—many of them young children.
this major natural disaster is likely to take decades, but you can help
to accelerate the process by contributing generously to the relief or
charitable organization of your choice (see links below for a list of
possibilities). If you enjoy our Delian Suite No. 6 (see mp3 links
below), we urge you to donate as much and as often as you possibly can.
Although the Delian Society is not a relief
or charitable organization and does not solicit contributions, an
international group of our composers and performers, collectively moved
by the tragedy, have created this suite of movements for flute and
guitar based on the beloved Haitian melody "Dodo titite" ("Sleep,
Little Baby") to help to keep international attention focussed on Haiti.
The music is
available for the first time here for download, recorded by the Serenade
Duo (movements 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 in the alphabetical list below, and additional link at movement 5) and a special duo comprised of flautist
Melanie Chirignan and guitarist Tim Maynard. The score and parts of the Delian
Suite No. 6: Variations on a Haitian Lullaby will be available free of
charge in PDF format to any flute and guitar duo committed to
performing our music for the express purpose of benefitting the people
of Haiti. A bound edition of the same will also be available for the
cost of materials and shipping alone (please inquire through our e-mail
link below) at a future date. Permission to broadcast or present our music
for non-profit humanitarian or cultural purposes, including radio
broadcasts, will usually be expeditiously granted, but requires our
prior written approval.
We hope you enjoy our
music, and if you or one of your colleagues or students performs our
work, we will gladly announce and acknowledge your concert on this web
page. If you are interested in commissioning any of our composers for
new works, feel free to contact her/him directly. You may also post a
message to him/her by using the e-mail link at the bottom of the Delian Suite No. 6 web pages.
Special thanks go to the Serenade
Duo—flautist Michelle LaPorte and guitarist Gerry Saulter, and
to flautist Melanie Chirignan and guitarist Tim Maynard, for their
outstanding artistry and support of contemporary tonal music, and to all
those who gave so generously of their expertise, musical creativity,
and skill to make this project a reality. We hope our gift to Haiti and
to you, the listening public, will further the spirit of international
friendship and cooperation.
Listen to Delian Suite No. VI: Variations on a Haitian Lullaby
The views expressed in this document, elsewhere on the Delian Society web
pages, and by individual members of the Delian Society are not
necessarily those of the Delian Society as a whole. Our membership is
extremely diverse, as is to be expected of a body that does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation,
handicap, religion, national origin, political affiliation, or marital