contemporary Biblical oratorio for soloists, chorus and
Music by David Perkins
Libretto compiled & edited by Derek Wensley
Using contemporary language and music, Re:Creation - an oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra - follows the biblical story of Creation across the breadth of human history from the opening verses of Genesis to the conclusion of the Revelation of St. John.
Seeking to inspire audiences who have listened to other resonances on the origins and destiny of life, Derek Wensley has compiled over 150 verses of Bilical text rendering it in accessible language to present its great themes to the contemporary listener.
Composed in 2007 by David Perkins and premiered at St John's, Smith Square, London in 2009, Re:Creation aims to stimulate deep responses which have held together faith and music to both touch souls and excite the senses.
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"Tuneful, exciting and a joy to work on..."
"This is a monumental work... conducting it explored fresh music and fresh expressions of the Word of God, so beautifully written. Re:Creation brings wonderful music that is memorable, is lovely to sing, is so satisfying and expresses the Bible wonderfully with great variety in it as well".
Noel Tredinnick (Director of Music, All Souls Church, Langham Place, London)
"A 'recreation' of past harmonies - a peal of beautiful, ear-ingratiating sound that eschews an idiom of dissonance and unfamiliar intervals yet has a contemporary ring...."
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