New Jerusalem - Jan Bernátek

Jan Bernátek - Nový Jeruzalém

"Oratorio New Jerusalem for a mixed choir, baritone, solo soprano, organ, percussion and a reciter belongs to my most important compositions. I called the first part Good Friday after the poem from the Wallachian poet František Lazecký, who lived from 1905 to 1984. In the beginning I used the text of prophet Isaiah to create the dramatic atmosphere in the first part. The end escalates with the text: "Then the horrid angel will pour miseries on your head and under his touches your heart will break with thirst and grief. Who then will comfort my sinful Jerusalem."

Second part of the oratorio Holy city is diametrically contrasting and expresses the promise that God gave to those that honour his laws. John the Apostle writes in Revelation: "To him who overcomes, I will give the morning star. He will be dressed in white and I will never blot out his name from the book of life... Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God." The oratorio ends with a hymn: " Rejoice, rejoice, let us praise Our Father. Aleluja."

instrumentationsoprano solo, baritono solo, rec, coro misto, org, timp, camp, trgldescriptionscorepubl.NoR 127price305,- CZK

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