“72” is a large work (82 min) for SATB choir and saxophone quartet. It is structured as a musical meditation on the 72 names of angels from the Hebrew bible. Each of the 72 angels represents a specific energy, e.g. love, health, forgiveness. All of 72 preludes are interconnected, thus creating a large whole, rather then 72 separate short pieces. The work divides itself in two parts at Prelude # 36 as well as in three parts at Preludes #24 and 48, representing the ideas of Unity and Divisions: Two in One, and Three in One. At these demarcation points (Preludes #24, 36, 48 & 72) all of the already introduced names of angels are pronounced. The piece concludes with an Amen movement, a quiet meditation based on the overtone series, the nature and the basis for any harmony or sound.
PREMIERE IN SPRING 2018