Resurrection? Carey Nutman

Resurrection? Composed between August 2000 and March 2001. The text used is as follows: “You will rise again, yes rise again, my mortal dust, after a short repose. Eternal life will he grant you, who called you to him! You are sown in order to blossom again. The Lord of the harvest goes forth and gathers us in sheaves when we have died. Oh, believe, my heart, only believe: nothing is lost to you! All that you yearned for is yours; all that you loved and fought for! Oh, believe: you were not born in vain! You did not live or suffer in vain! All that is created must die. All that has died must rise again. Fear no more. Prepare yourself to live! Oh, Grief, all-pervading, I have escaped you! Oh, Death, all-conquering, now are you conquered. On wings that I have won by the ardent labours of love, I shall soar aloft to that light which no mortal eye has penetrated. I shall die, so that I may live again! You will rise again, yes rise again, my heart, in a trice. Your beating will suffice to carry you to God!” This is a translation of the Klopstock/Mahler Resurrection Hymn that Mahler used in his 2nd symphony. The reader is Barry Lewis (composer, writer and lecturer in English literature).

  • Year of composition: 2001
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Apple Macintosh, Pentium 120 pc, Korg MS2000 synthesiser (for vocoder effects), DACS FREQue, for ring modulation, Yamaha EMP100 digital delay, Korg SDD-2000 digital delay, Alesis Midiverb II
  • Software used: Audiosculpt, CDP program Grain-Mill, Fast Eddie and Sound Forge
  • Duration of the submitted work: 10:32
  • Production: Durham University and home
  • Premiere: May 1, 2002, Elvet Methodist Church, Durham (University of Durham Concert Series “Musicon”)
  • Disc publication: Resurrection? CD MPS Music and Video (my own label) 2008

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