Angels (Sydeman, William Jay)




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Publisher Info. William Jay Sydeman
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Publisher. Info. Arts Aeturnum Productions, 2016.
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Work Title Angels
Alternative. Title SA a cappella
Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 piece
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1986 ca.
Librettist Composer
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 1 minute
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation female chorus (SSAA)

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It is exactly forty years after the composing of Angels that I write this commentary. It is especially poignant since I literally just finished reading a lecture by Rudolf Steiner about what transpires after we pass through the “Gate of Death”.

According to Steiner, our first experience is an awakening to the world of spirit and the hierarchies contained therein, and most specifically the angelic realm which has helped to direct our life in the physical body. So these concepts motivated the text of Angels and its subsequent music ... “angel visions ... listen ... listen ... ”

– W. Jay Sydeman