A powerful setting of an apocalyptic text
Revelation 8: 1-2, 4-6
SATB chorus, pno, fl, clar, dbl bs, 1 perc.
” And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand…. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.” — Revelation 8: 1-2, 4-6