Lake House Letter

Lynn Job

About this work:
1 Peter 4:8: “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins” (NASB). Lake House Letter begins with the Latin chant Puer natus in Bethlehem (a boy is born in Bethlehem). Spiritual conflict and confusion immediately commence as the evil powers of this world, in all their many forms, pursue and persecute all who seek to follow this Messiah. It is a stormy life this side of paradise - as the Apostle Peter well lived and wrote about, once a prosperous Jewish fishing merchant in Galilee’s lakeside Capernaum. Job spun this expressive tale from material in her “Armiger’s Gate” (solo viola), “Jesu nostra redemptio” (mixed choir), “Azimuth Dance” (percussion ensemble), and more, including familiar sounds from nature and a cadential lute quoting from English composer John Dowland (1563-1626). -- Requested by Vox Novus (for Munich, 2007)
Year composed: 2006
Duration: 00:01:00
Ensemble type: Electronic Instruments and Sound Sources:Prerecorded Sound
Instrumentation notes: Latin chant, viola, strings, choir, perc. ens., nature, lute

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