Thomas Jefferson

Behzad Ranjbaran

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" I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

"We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed."

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?"

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."

"We are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error as long as reason is left free to combat it."

"The flames kindled on the 4th of July, 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume those engines and all who work them."

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Additional Information

Composition Date 1998
Duration 00:16:00
Orchestration Solo Vcl., Narrator; 2(Picc.) 2 2 2 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Str.
Premiere September 11, 1998