Jacob and the Angel - A Nocturne

Choral Cantata

Choir: SATB + String Orchestra

Catalogue Number: 

5006

Duration:

14:00

Violin Solo, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass

Year written: 

1998

First performed:

Friday, June 11, 1999

1. Nocturne, 2. Ludus, 3. Aubade, 4. Love Song, 5. Envoi. An exploration of the rather curious story from Genesis in which Jacob spends a whole night wrestling with an Angel. When the Angel does not prevail in the wrestling, he renames Jacob and calls him Israel. Using texts from Genesis, the Song of Songs and my own words, I created a deliberately homo-erotic version of the story.