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Omega and Alpha - The End and the Beginning
Martin Emslie
Ansell / Fontanals-Simmons / Delrez / The Omega and Alpha Chorus

Omega and Alpha - The End and the Beginning

CD | Music & Media | 5065001668067 | MMC 106 | 01-14

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OMEGA & ALPHA, the new oratorio written by Martin Emslie, FLCM, is a powerful re- telling of the Easter Passion story. It takes us from the prophecy of the arrival of the Messiah into Jerusalem, to the traumatic events of the crucifixion and the subsequent resurrection. It examines the confusions that must have been in the minds of the people around Jesus as he embarks on his journey to death and his unwillingness to save himself. It charts the Omega (the end) of Jesus’ life and the Alpha (the beginning) of Christianity. 

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Ein neu komponiertes Passions-Oratorium in leicht zugänglicher musikalischer Form.

Omega & Alpha, das 2013 uraufgeführte Oratorium des Kanadiers Martin Emslie ist eine eindrucksvolle Erweiterung der Osterpassion. Die Geschichte nimmt den Hörer von der  Ankunft des Messias nach Jerusalem zu den traumatischen Erlebnissen der Kreuzigung und der folgenden Auferstehung. Sie beleuchtet die Verwirrung der Menschen, die miterlebten wie Jesus seinen Weg in den Tod willig hinnahm. Das Oratorium spannt einen Bogen zwischen Omega, dem Ende Jesu und Alpha, dem Beginn der Christenheit.
Es wurde komponiert für Mezzosopran, Tenor und Bariton, Chor, Orgel und Orchester und bildet eine Mischung zwischen traditionellem geistlichen Stil und Theatermusik mit schwelgenden Melodien.
 

Tracklisting
    • 1
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. I.
      Prologue (Narrator, Choir)
       
      03:28
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 2
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. I.
      The Prophecy (Narrator, Caiaphas, Choir)
       
      03:12
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 3
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. I.
      Preparation (Narrator, Jesus, Choir)
       
      04:00
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 4
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. I.
      The Pharisees Object (Jesus, Caiaphas, Choir)
       
      03:00
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 5
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. I.
      The Predicament of Jesus (Jesus)
       
      03:58
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 6
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. II.
      The Passover (Narrator, Jesus, Judas, Choir)
       
      04:02
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 7
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. II.
      The Dilemma of Judas (Judas, Choir)
       
      01:30
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 8
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. II.
      The Last Supper (Narrator, Jesus, Choir)
       
      03:11
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 9
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. II.
      The Purification (Jesus, Peter)
       
      02:38
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 1
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. III.
      The Garden of Gethsemane (Narrator, Jesus, Judas, Choir)
       
      09:26
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 2
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. III.
      The Trial (Narrator, Jesus, Herod, Caiaphas, Choir)
       
      06:02
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 3
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. III.
      The Denial (Narrator, Jesus, Peter, Choir)
       
      03:43
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 4
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. III.
      The Death of Judas (Judas, Choir)
       
      02:32
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 5
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. III.
      Pilate (Narrator, Pilate, Jesus, Choir)
       
      08:03
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 6
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. III.
      Reflection (Mary)
       
      04:20
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 7
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. IV.
      The Scourging (Centurion, Choir)
       
      02:16
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 8
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. IV.
      The Climb to Golgotha (Choir)
       
      03:09
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 9
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. IV.
      The Crucifixion (Jesus, Mary, Malefactor, Choir)
       
      08:21
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
    • 10
      Omega and Alpha: Pt. IV.
      The Resurrection (Jesus, Mary, Peter, Choir)
       
      06:43
      Composer: Emslie, Martin
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