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In Expression

by Mark Vigil

"In Expression" is an eclectic blend of contemporary classical, original, artistic chamber music.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Octet Wildflowers
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2. Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp
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3. Interlude For Solo Guitar
3:39 $0.99
4. In Expression
11:31 $0.99
5. Trio For Violin, Clarinet and Piano (1st Movement)
3:59 $0.99
6. Trio For Violin, Clarinet and Piano (2nd Movement)
10:34 $0.99
7. Trio For Violin, Clarinet and Piano (3rd Movement)
6:37 $0.99
8. String Quartet #1 (1st movement)
3:56 $0.99
9. String Quartet #1 (2nd movement)
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10. String Quartet #1 (3rd movement)
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11. And Yet There Could Be Love
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Album Notes
Everything is In Expression of something great, loving and true. The Sun’s rays are offspring of the sun. Though these rays may travel far through space, They are still part of the sun. People are In Expression too. We are all expressing something great, loving and true by just being alive.
We are all the offspring of life.

Although, I am an individual I am also a member of the family of life. It is Life that is really In Expression, here on this lovely Earth. We are all a part of this beautiful expression of life.

In the field of music respectively, I heed the words of Shakespeare: “Above all else to thine own self be true.” I have much to learn and to hope for, And possibly, that which I learn may
be reflected in the music I will create.

I seek out my inspiration from the world within me not from the world outside of me.

I hope that I have been true to myself first and foremost, in that all I ever wanted was to create the most beautiful music that I possibly could during my life.

IN EXPRESSION Texts by Mark Vigil
Texts inspired, in my youth, by the book
“The Impersonal Life”

O gracious heart thank you for this life
and to know you are the lovely one unseen
the secret song time sings
you are always In Expression
Ocean of breathing form
the ascension of true love your love
arising out of the seething storm
you are—so that I am

Aside you my beloved one to adore just you
whose course will shake this world
Through expression you are always here
clear beauty of life
your nature is in flowering
all beyond through in me
Notions blue sky ocean and seashore
such pleasing imagination
to adore
O gracious one thank you for this light
your kind profuse creation is in everlasting fruition
always you are In Expression
your notion of yourself
Such tender love to see in people and place
your exalting deeds
I am — so that you may be here

Aside you my beloved one to adore just you
whose course will shake this world
Such patience you teach me to trust in you
I know little of you my friend
your love bountiful sweet love
Notions green Earth new august clouds
such pleasing imagination
to adore

Mark Vigil Biography
I was born in Spokane, Washington in October of 1954. My interest and love for music was not apparent until my teen years. My musical education began at that time and it persists to this day. I am competent on two instruments, guitar and piano. Though the passion to learn an instrument, let alone two instruments, is great it does not compare to the mystery of composition.

My love for the art and craft of composition is responsible for my impulsive and perilous personal music history. It is a history that has been both scary and wonderful. The passion and inspiration for composition has been and will always be derived from my private little inner world--a world that I hope is full of life.

I received my Bachelor's degree in piano and composition from Cornish Institute in Seattle, Washington, in 1981. At Cornish I studied piano with Corri Celli and Jessie Parker. My composition teacher was Janice Guiteck. At the University of Oregon School of Music I studied composition with Robert Kyr and Hal Owen. I received my Master's degree from the University of Oregon in 1996.

Despite diverse interests and tastes in music, I have not deviated from a singular course in compositional direction. Composition exists for me exclusively as an expression of my heart.

I have recently finished a body of chamber works and I intend to begin work on primarily orchestral compositions.

Development Of An Individual Voice and Artistic Vision
"If, as a composer, I can create worthy moments of musical art then I can feel assured that my efforts have not been in vain. I'm very confident that I have a voice and that I know how to use it. My message is resounding in my being. I only hope that I can transform my personal perspectives into competent musical artistic creations that are continually fresh and alive. My primary desire is to create music about the creator based on my own experiences of the creator. I only hope that as an individual, I can trust my life and perhaps be wholly humble to the opportunity that my musical abilities are creating for me. I earnestly long to create unfathomable musical art."

Conferences, workshops, and lectures attended:
Composer's Symposium, University of Oregon School of Music, June 2004
(George Crumb and Krzysztof Penderecki-composers in residence)
John Adams, lecture, University of Oregon School of Music, October 2002
Composer's Symposium, University of Oregon School of Music, June 2000
(Lou Harrison-composer in residence)
Philip Glass lecture held in Eugene, Oregon 1995
Donald Martino lecture held in Eugene, Oregon 1994
George Rochberg workshop held in Eugene, Oregon 1993
Donald Martino lecture held in Eugene, Oregon 1994
George Rochberg workshop held in Eugene, Oregon 1993
Milton Babbitt lecture held in Eugene, Oregon 1992
Lou Harrison workshop held in Seattle 1980
Steve Reich workshop held in Vancouver, B.C. 1979
John Cage workshop held in Seattle 1978

Composition Instructors:
Tomas Svoboda
Professor of music, Portland State University (retired)
Dr. Hal Owen
University of Oregon School of Music (retired)
Dr. Robert Kyr
University of Oregon School of Music
Janice Giteck
Cornish Institute of the Allied Arts



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