Delian Games 2007


Welcome to The 2007 Delian Suite web page!

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.

Special thanks go to Delian Society performers David Solomons and the dwsChorale (United Kingdom); the Serenade Duo, consisting of flutist Michelle LaPorte and guitarist Gerry Saulter (USA); and to audio specialist Steven Fraser (USA), for their recordings of many of the pieces featured this year. Special thanks are also due to Thomas Matyas for his assistance in the selection and creation of some of images accompanying the music.

Official Web Site of The dwsChorale

Official Web Site of Serenade Duo

Official Web Site of Thomas Matyas


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:

Joseph Dillon Ford (Florida, USA), "The Gate of Hell"

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.

To learn more about the Delian Society:

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.



Last updated July 4, 2007
WebMaster: New Music Classics Administrator,
© Copyright 2007 by Joseph Dillon Ford.