And when I turned
Revelation 1:12 for chamber ensemble
Durata approx. 3-4 min.
And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands,
and among the lampstands was someone "like a son of man,"
dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.
His head and hair were white like wool,
as white as snow,
and his eyes were like blazing Ūre.
His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace,
and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.
In his right hand he held seven stars,
and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword.
His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
Book of Revelation 1:12-16 (New International Version)
About the piece
This piece is inspired from a description of a frequent feeling in the Book of Revelation. When you face the incomprehensible, you Ūrst become awestruck and then - perhaps - rapture.
In the piece I have also tried to build with small means a sense of striving towards something momentuos and large. Perhaps this is like when you look at nature on a tiny spot and see the enormous complexity there. I always get a feeling of wonder of how ingenious nature is - wherever I turn there is something new to encounter.
Composed to the Ensemble for New Music at the Malm Academy of Music
First perfomed at Malm Academy of Music in Rosenbergssalen may 24 2009 by Ensemble for New Music and conductor Anna Rombach
Durata 3 min
Clarinet in Bb
Clarinet in Bb
Percussion (two tomtoms and glockenspiel) q