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Seven trumpets

First line:
I saw seven angels
author of text
selected and adapted from Revelation: 8-12

The angels of the Book of Revelation are also responsible for the cataclysmic destruction of the earth. Toby Young writes that his Seven trumpets ‘sets a dramatic text from Revelation describing a vision of the apocalypse. After a declamatory opening section, introducing the angels sent to herald man’s destruction, the music moves into a fast, dancing passage describing the consequence of each one’s judgement. The tone becomes increasingly fragmented and uncomfortable as these consequences turn into ever darker plagues (the sea turning into blood, great stars falling to the ground, a world in flames) until at its climax, the entire sun and moon are destroyed to leave a world in darkness. A solo voice is heard, crying a last lament for humanity, before a final prayer to God proclaims His greatness, asking for forgiveness and protection against such destruction in our lifetime.’

from notes by Owen Rees © 2016


A New Heaven
Studio Master: SIGCD475Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 7 on SIGCD475 [6'33] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD475 track 7

Recording date
6 January 2016
Recording venue
Church of St Michael and All Angels, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. A New Heaven (SIGCD475)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: March 2017
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