One of the seven angels (2010)
Bass clarinet and computer
Durata approx. 10 min
Music by Stefan Klaverdal
Bass Clarinet Score (pdf for download)
This is a meditation. In several related pieces using the same technique, I have tried to maintain a sense of exaltation or extreme happiness, but to balance them I wanted to compose a slow-evolving piece, a ballade. It is nevertheless for me a very positive piece, although in a more introvert way.
The piece relates to the quote from the Book of Revelation on the previous page (and in the title), and is a free interpretation of it.
The piece was composed to Mattias Eklund
First performed by Mattias Eklund at Malm Academy of Music 2010
Duration: approx. 10 min
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came
and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb." And he carried
me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem,
coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was
like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall
with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names
of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north,
three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations,
and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Book of Revelation 21:9-14, New International Version