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IsaiahSistineFInished my newest piece yesterday, Song of the Angels. Except for the blank page before the music starts, the score’s done, and the parts are all extracted. Cairn University commissioned it for their 100th Anniversary; the premiere is May 9th, Joseph Caminiti conducting the Cairn University Orchestra in Langhorne, Pa.

That blank page is where the program notes will go, so you see how far along those are. I can say, though, that the music is based on Isaiah 6:3:

And one cried to another, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory.

It’s for an orchestra of 2222—4231—timpani, triangle—strings, and is seven and a half minutes long.

Above, detail from Sistine Chapel, Isaiah, Michelangelo.

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