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Latest revision as of 07:06, 20 February 2020


Satan's Fall
Program artwork for the premiere performance.
Basic information
Composed by: Stewart Copeland

(Based on the text by John Milton)

Composed in: 2019
Length: XX minutes
Premiere date: 2020-02-07
Premiere venue: Roxian Theatre
Premiere location: McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, USA

Introduction

Satan's Fall is an oratorio for choir and orchestra based on Books V and VI of John Milton's Paradise Lost. It premiered on 2020-02-07 at the Roxian Theatre in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, featuring the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.

“My piece,” Copeland says, “is about the three days of battle that result, which waxes and wanes very colorfully and violently and aggressively. To tell the story of this battle, you need 80 men and women on stage singing heavy metal.”[1]

Vocal parts

  • Raphael (tenor)
  • Raphaella (soprano)
  • Satan (bass)
  • God (bass)
  • Messiah (soprano)
  • Zophiel (soprano)
  • Abdiel (tenor)
  • Belial (bass)

Orchesta

  • Violin 1 & 2
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bass clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Bass trombone
  • String bass
  • Percussion
  • Piano

Background

The piece was commissioned by the Mendelssohn Choir after Copeland first met conductor Matthew Mehaffey in 2016. Stewart was in Pittsburgh at the time for the premiere of The Tyrant's Crush.

Performance history

Release History

Composition appears on the following album releases:

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Quotations and trivia

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See also

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External links

References