This piece’s title probably suggests Smith and Wesson firearms, but the scene is actually about blindfolds. These are the means by which sight-impaired fencers insure a fair competition, putting them on equal (albeit highly challenging) ground.
The music, for solo cello with piano, accompanies Catherine Bolton’s reflecting upon her first panicky experience with a blindfold – an initial step on her path towards championship in this unusual sport.
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|The Great Equalizer|