2002 – for solo piano – 8:00
Piano Part (pdf)
June 8, 2002
Frank Horvat (piano)
- The Resolve Frank Horvat Buy on iTunes 07:44
Plus more concerts across North America since 2007 supporting the album, I’ll Be Good.
A facet of society that I admire immensely is athletes. I am a sports junkie! I can’t get enough of watching sports like hockey, soccer, and tennis, just to name a few. Then there are the Olympics, which feature many tests of endurance that I find most intriguing.
The Resolve depicts the action of pushing the human body to its physical limit in pursuance of a goal. The nature of the rhythmic patterns emulates how an athlete’s body can work like a machine during physical activity. The repetitive motion of body parts, the pounding pulsation of the heart, the beat being created by the sound of feet hitting concrete; these were all influences for the musical material.
Performing The Resolve is a physical endeavour in itself. For me, the marriage between physical activity and music combines the two activities that stimulate me so greatly – physically, mentally and spiritually.
– Frank Horvat