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Blue Work


for vocal octet and gongs

Year:  2008 Instrumentation:  SSAATTBB

Year:  2008
Instrumentation  SSAATTBB

Jack Body

Composer:   Jack Body

Films, Audio & Samples

Jack Body: Jibrail; audio

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Jack Body: Jibrail; video

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Upbeat interview with Pepe ...

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Sample Score

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This work calls on the angel Gabriel, but in its Islamic pronunciation as Jibrail. The use of a gong is intended to create a ritualistic feeling, as the angel's name is called and sung as a form of evocation.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Baroque Voices and funded by Creative New Zealand

Performance history

10 May 2008: Alleluia: a newë work! 2008

23 Dec 2008: Broadcast of Alleluia: a newë work! 2008
Featuring: Radio New Zealand Concert

28 Jun 2014: Performed by Baroque Voices, director Pepe Becker at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington.