Anchored in Perath: an apocalypse
About this work:
Publisher: Buckthorn Music Press (BMP no. 88)
Duration: 6 min.
Written: 2006, Graphic score - special Limited Edition | 18x24-inch full color poster.
Special Topic: original poetry (about the river Euphrates and the angels of the Apocalypse of John, "Sacred Stream IV: Meditations on the River Euphrates"). Folds to 9x12-inches for easy transport. Suitable for framing. A collector's item for theologians and 20th C. graphic score genre scholars.
Style: Musically realized, this results in modal and diatonic music for general audiences. Requires preparatory study and decoding of the score (Helps and Keys, included). In performance, there are 2 minutes of improvisation, clearly defined. This is a unique, deeply-layered amusement piece for an adventurous, "music archaeologist." The background mat is constructed from George Frederick Watts's "The Dweller In the Innermost" (1886). Score commissioned by Carson Cooman and premiered in Penfield, New York, June 21, 2006.
Version: graphic score | solo organ
Year composed: 2006
Ensemble type: Keyboard:Organ
Instrumentation notes: Some improvisation required. Decoding symbols required. Keys and Helps provided. Poetry provided.