PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1, "Pilgrim"

Composed June, 2013 - March, 2018

Duration: 22'
Instrumentation: Piano Solo; 2(Picc.) 2(E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) - 2 2 0 0; Str. (12, 10, 8, 6, 4)
Movements:
I. Andante moderato
II. Lentissimo
III. Allegro con anima
Dedication: for Noah

A prayer to conquer lust; written in the "sweet new style" of Dante Alighieri's Commedia, based on the themes of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, and guided by St. Joseph, Model of Artisans, Patron of Pilgrims, Light of Patriarchs, Guardian of the Word Incarnate, and Terror of Demons.

-NATHAN WILSON BALL