Clifton Williams, composer
While it remains open to question whether music can convey any message
other than a purely musical one, composers often tend to attempt
philosophical, pictorial, or other aspects within a musical framework.
Such is the case with Caccia and Chorale, two title words borrowed
from Italian because of their allegorical significance.
The first, Caccia, means hunt or chase, and is intended to reflect
the preoccupation of most people in the world with a constant pursuit of
The Chorale is, by contrast, an urgent and insistent plea for greater
humanity, a return to religious or ethical concepts.