And the angel Gabriel said... : brass ensemble
by Andrew Batterham (2010)
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Library shelf no. 785.915/BAT 4 [Not for loan]
This work is not intended as a religious piece of music, but as a
depiction of the appearance of the angel Gabriel to the prophet
Daniel in the Bible. Brass instruments are especially suited to
bringing Daniel's vision to life, as angels are often described
as using trumpets to herald significant events.
And The Angel Gabriel Said… consists of two halves. The first depicts the mundane machinations of the human world as viewed from above. The second half, beginning at bar 262, describes the coming of the angel Gabriel to Daniel. This vision should be an extreme sonic event; from bars 287 to 298 the acoustic heavens should literally open. The four trumpet players move to other parts of the room so that the sound of Gabriel's appearance comes from all quarters.
Instrumentation: 4 trumpets in B flat, 3 horns in F, 2 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba.
Duration: 14 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Brass Ensemble. "For the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Brass, Charles MacInnes, conductor"
Performances of this work
9 Jul 2014: at Sydney International Brass Festival: opening concert (Sydney Congress Hall).
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