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37. The World Settles

Composer
Katrina Gordon
Year of composition
2008
Publisher
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra

This is the last of this collection of 37 musical reflections for small orchestra inspired by the ancient philosophical text by Lao Tzu: "Tao Te Ching".

This movement is inspired by verse 37:

Tao endures without a name, yet nothing is left undone. If Kings and Lords could possess it, all beings would transform themselves.

Transformed, they desire to create; I quiet them through nameless simplicity. Then there is no desire.

No desire is serenity, and the world settles of itself.

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