Symphony

Allegro ma non troppo
Un poco maestro.

Resonance rolls
Rises and falls
Diverges then merges
With strings
Woodwinds and percussion
Rhythmically lilting
Looming
To the rumble
Of pounding drums.

Molto vivace
Presto
Molto vivace.

Gleefully leaping
Animatedly
Up and down
Chirping flutes
Combine with violins
And evanescent melodies
Like joys resurrected
Resonating
To the rhythm of the drums.

Adagio molto cantabile
Andante moderato.

First a lullaby
Evocative
Soothing and sublime
Then a melody
Evolving
Like a pristine stream
Rushing
Through climactic waves
Of surging sound.

Finale
Presto.

A sumptuous theme
Sweet yet sombre
An epiphany
Solemn
Soft, low and slow
Sonorous, exciting
Variations swelling
Climactically
To a booming crescendo.

Finale
Allego assai.

A lone male
Begins to sing
Aloof
But assured
Passionate
Rich and resonant
Followed
By each soloist
Choir
And the orchestra.

Finale
Allegro assai vivace
Alla Marcia.

Conducted
With increasing
Verve and passion
The choral
And the symphonic
Unite
As sensuous
Pulsating
Lyrical rhythms.

Finale
Andante maestoso
Allegro energico
Prestissimo.

The grandeur
Of the finale
Approaches ominously
Like a storm
About to erupt
As choir and soloists
explode
To the clash of cymbals
And the thump of drums.