The theme for this year's Delian Suite is "The Virtues." By visiting the links listed below, you can listen to mp3s of each composer's musical contribution, read program notes, and view images evoking each movement of this international creative collaboration by members of the Delian Society. You will also find links to the composers enabling you to acquire scores or to learn more about each selection.
The Delian Suite No. III consists of eleven movements for voice(s), some with instrumental accompaniment, and nine movements for flute and guitar. Some of the movements, marked with an asterisk, were composed expressly for the 2007 Delian Games, while others were written prior to this event held annually in the month of May.
All composer members of the DS, whether professional or amateur, were eligible to participate in this noncompetitive collaborative project. Each was asked to contribute music based on the overall theme of "The Virtues." It was understood in advance that the movements could be performed individually or combined to form a suite, such that the choice of movements and the order in which they are performed is left entirely to the players (or, in the case of those who visit this web page, to the listeners).
All those contributing to the project display a gold 2007 Delian Games medallion on their web pages in acknowledgment of the Society's appreciation for their creative gifts.
We hope you enjoy our music, and that if you or one of your colleagues or students performs our work, that you will contact us at the e-mail address below with the news. 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 Society's e-mail link at the bottom of the Delian Suite No. III web pages.
Lagniappe: It's far easier to preach "The Virtues" than to practice them. (Some would even say if you have to "practice" them, you've missed the whole point!) Conventional wisdom tells us "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions," and Dante Alighieri takes us to its very gate in this a cappella musical setting for male chorus of his most famous lines, composed in the olden style by Delian Society Founder and Moderator Joseph Dillon Ford:
For a complete guided tour of the place, however, you'll have to read Dante's masterpiece, The Inferno, available in your local libraries or bookstores.
The Delian Society
The Delian Society Roster
The Delian Society Honors
Ye New Music Fayre (2008)
The Delian Society Pantheon
The Delian Society Manifesto
The Delian Suite No. I (2005)
The Delian Suite No. 2 (2006)
The Delian Suite No. 3 (2007)
The Order of the Cynthian Palm
"The Colors of Peace" Movement
The Delian Society Resources Page
Nu Mu[sic!] Unlimited Festival 2006
Nu Mu[sic!] Unlimited Festival 2007
The Delian Society Composers' Scores
The Delian Society Cabinet of Seals and Medals
The Delian Society Keyboard Scores (free for Members)
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 status.