The Fire of the Living God
The 3rd and final movement of and they gathered on mount Carmel
Finalist, 2016 & 2013 American Prize for Composition
Selected to represent the USA at 2003 World Music Days
A surround-sound, programmatic work based on I Kings 18.
8.5 minutes. Grade 5-6
"BLOWS THE AUDIENCE AWAY"
"I have conducted this work on several occasions and it always blows the audience away. All of Ayers' works are extremely well-crafted by a composer who really knows and respects the concert band."
— Dr. Jeffrey Scott Doebler, former president, Indiana Bandmasters Association
Reduced brass version
Please contact us to order the reduced brass version. The prices are the same as above for the full version
Also available for orchestra
from the Windiana "Ayers Biblical Epics" Concert
The Windiana Concert Band; Jeffrey Scott Doebler, conducting
Windiana presents the Ayers Biblical Epics
The Windiana Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Scott Doebler, will present a program on November 17, 2011, of the three large Biblical works by composer Jesse Ayers. The works to be performed are AND THEY GATHERED ON MOUNT CARMEL, JERICHO, and RAHAB. Mezzo-soprano Beth Ray Westlund will sing the role of Rahab. The concert will be at the Memorial Opera House, Valparaiso, Indiana.
Ayers' Fire of the Living God chosen to represent USA
Jesse Ayers is one of six American composers whose music has been selected by the International Society for Contemporary Music to represent the United States at the prestigious World Music Days 2003 festival. His work, THE FIRE OF THE LVING GOD, was selected by an international jury of distinguished composers. This is the second time Ayers has been honored by the ISCM. In 1992, his THE DANCING KING for solo tuba and pre-recorded accompaniment was performed in Warsaw, Poland, at World Music Days 1992.
This piece uses several extra "performers" surrounding the audience twirling whistling tubes. These performers can be guests such as local students, board members, or dignitaries.
The tubes are available from toy stores and online retailers like Amazon. A Google search for "whistling tubes" should locate them.