Instruments: Trombone-choir (2 x 6) complete with alto and contrabass.
Level: (level 3 – 5)
The story of Elijah inspired me to write a composition that combines the brute forces of the low brass, representing crashing mountains and destructing fires with the story of hope, represented by the higher pitched melody lines of the organ. You will find a comforting lullaby hidden in the bass-line.
After the premiere for trombone choir and church organ, I found that the composition might work better with just trombones. To test this, I rewrote the composition for a complete trombone-choir, replacing the organ by alto- and contrabass-trombone.
This composition is made for 12 voices. Some voices are level 2, some level 5 -6, so you can join players of all levels together and still have fun.
The story of Elijah
1 Kings 19 Then the Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord. Behold, the Lord is about to pass by.”
And a great and mighty wind tore into the mountains and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind.
After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire.
And after the fire came a whisper.