|Difficulty||moderate & advanced|
|Format||Score and parts(download)|
|Publisher||Misty Mountain Music|
|Instruments||soprano, tenor, bass, trumpet, percussion and symphony orchestra|
Healing the Planet is a Cantata for SATB choir, soprano, tenor and bass soloists, trumpet and percussion solos and orchestra. The original version was written in 2010/11 for the same forces except for organ instead of orchestra. The current version was orchestrated in 2018. It is in four movements and last just over 20 minutes.
My purpose for writing this Cantata was to look at the questions about the environment, climate change, etc. from a spiritual perspective. I wrote most of the words as well as quoting from the writings of the Persian mystic 'Abdu'l-Bahá Abbás Effendi and His grandson, Shoghi Effendi. The four movements are:
The work as a whole is very dramatic, and presents the conflict between human behaviour and both scientific and religious teachings. The two solo instruments and orchestra are not mere accompaniments, but add much colour and drama to the text settings.
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