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The Eternal Beginning

The Eternal Beginning (mockup)Jason Brauer
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Violin, clarinet, & piano
10 minutes



Year of composition

Program Note

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

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