In 1981 Beth Anderson wrote, "The idea that beauty is revolutionary is a revelation to me...I've discovered the part of my brain that can't decode anything, can't add, can't work from verbalized concepts, but that does make melodies with pitch and rhythm...beauty is enough." That same year she wrote a piece demonstrating these ideas called Revelation, and in 1984 Barney Childs and the University of Redlands commissioned a shortened version that was called Revel. It is made up of five themes: (1) a six-note scale that turns around on itself until it becomes a b-minor melody, (2) a "dueling trumpets" sequence, (3) a Tune in F sharp related to the first theme, (4) a spanish gypsy-Ben Hur Brassy theme, and (5) a brass chorale that summarizes all the themes. Beth Anderson was born in Kentucky and studied there, in California and in New York ...
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