About this work:
Publisher: Buckthorn Music Press (cat. no. 91)
Duration: 2 minutes
Sound cue: for broadcast, festivals or synchonization - contact for licensing - content includes water, storms, trumpet choir, solo trombone, eagles and women's chorus. All rights reserved.
"Chariot" (an electronic miniature) is inspired by the vision of Elijah and his ascent by flaming chariot from the desert bank of the Jordan River (2Kings: chapter 2). It is a simple 2-part scene. At the call to mount the chariot one hears a solo trombone (a quote from Job’s “Nehemiah’s Dusk”) and it is as if Elijah takes a backward glance to his time on earth, one foot on the chariot step. There he remembers birth, evoked by sacred women’s chorus and water, then his troubles and a binding to the natural forces, then that sacred yearning for spiritual cleansing as at first (the trumpet choir from Job’s “Toumai - Hope of Life”) heard as with an upward rising of his mysterious destiny evoked by the eagles. While water and wind are ever present with the story of God’s prophets, at the second call of the trombone, he is away and loosed from this earth to glory.
Year composed: 2006
Ensemble type: Electronic Instruments and Sound Sources:Electronic Processing of Live Performance
Instrumentation notes: Trumpet septet, solo trombone, woman's choir, wind, storms, waves, water, rain, caves, thunder, percussion.