SATB, piano, flute, clarinet, trumpet, one percussionist. 8.5 minutes.
An apocalyptic setting of an apocalyptic tex (Revelation 8). An intensley dramatic concert work (not a church anthem).
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A setting of the apocalyptic text found in Revelation 8: 1-6 which describes the breaking of the Seventh Seal on the Scroll. It is an effective piece, highly dramatic, which draws a strong, positive reaction from the audience and performers alike. The piece requires a chorus of accomplished singers.
The text for this piece comes from the book of Revelation, written by the Apostle John while living out his final years in exile. In it, John describes a vision he was given of the last days of the earth.
We are told in chapter 5 of a heavenly book sealed with seven seals, and that the only one found worthy to open this book is the "Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David" (Jesus). As each of the first six seals are broken (chapter 6), a series of last warnings are released one by