This is an orchestral version of the piece for MIDI Ensemble and Choir originally premiered at Eastern University. The text is taken from Isaiah, Luke, and Revelation giving the prophecy of the savior to the world, then the promise of his second coming. While taking a more traditionally acoustic approach than the original MIDI version, this orchestration makes a far more powerful musical statement with the larger forces available.
Orchestra: 2 Flutes (1st doubling Piccolo), Oboe, 2 Clarinets, Bassoon, 2 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Percussion, Piano, Organ, Choir, Strings
Church of the Saviour Festival Choir and Orchestra as part of their Christmas concert series: “The Promise, the Presence, and the Power” at Church of the Saviour: Wayne, PA on December 6-11, 2011. Conducted by Ronald Matthews.