The Eternal Beginning

The Eternal BeginningJason Brauer
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Instrumentation

SATB chorus and orchestra
10 minutes 30 seconds

Duration

2020

Year of composition

"The Eternal Beginning" is an apocalyptic cantata about the end of the world, drawing text from William Blake's "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" as well as C.S. Lewis' "Death in Battle." Though on a surface level it has a bombastic exterior that pits an angelic heaven theme against a daemonic hell theme, its deeper message concerns the internal battle between good and evil impulses that rages inside every heart.