In the Crystalline Vault of Heaven
for SATB chorus, a cappella

Derek Charke
Derek Charke
Date de composition : 2015
Durée: 00:04:00
Genre: Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella


Instrumentation no. 1:
  • 1 x Chœur mixte ( Divisi )
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Notes de programme :
In the Crystalline Vault of Heaven is the third movement of Earth Airs (Symphony No. 2). This movement stands alone as a composition for SATB Chorus, a cappella. Earth Airs is my second symphony, a choral symphony. The text is adapted from the ancient Greek philosopher, Anaximenes of Miletus. Anaximenes was one of several Presocratic philosophers who questioned standard mythological creation theories and opted, instead, for observable explanations to better understand our world. Anaximenes suggests that air is the underlying substance from which everything is created. In his text, Anaximenes muses on the infinite nature of air, on the soul of the world, on the crystalline vault of the heavens, and on the moon being fire. I was intrigued by this notion of an underlying substance of air, and the musical ideas that his text evoked. Earth Airs was written in a spirit of celebration and mindfulness for the fragility of the atmosphere that supports life on earth.

Renseignements sur la création :
26 January 2016, Centennial Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Gary Kulesha; cond., and the choir; Horizon, Vic Pankratz; Artistic Director


  • Cote:
  • MV 6000 C473cr
  • Genre:
  • Choral (9 + Voices), A Capella
  • Date d'acquisition :
  • February 19, 2016
  • Type:
  • Partition, inédite
  • Description physique :
  • 1 score (14 p. ) ;
    14 pages
    Hauteur: 30 cm
    Largeur: 23 cm
  • Information sur la langue
  • Langue principale: Anglais
  • Renseignements supplémentaires :
  • Text adapted from Anaximenes of Miletus (c. 585 – c. 528 BCE)
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