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The Elements of the Sun Broke into Song (2016)

for ATTBB choir | 00:03:30

by Melissa Dunphy | text by Robert Henry Charles

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Commissioned by Opus Anglicanum for performance at the 2016 Two Moors Festival

The elements of the sun,
called Phoenixes and Chalkydri
break into song,
therefore every bird flutters with its wings,
rejoicing at the giver of light,
and they broke into song at the command of the Lord.
The giver of light comes
to give brightness to the whole world,
and the morning guard takes shape,
which is the rays of the sun,
and the sun of the earth goes out,
and receives its brightness
to light up the whole face of the earth.

—The Book of the Secrets of Enoch, chapter 15
Trans. Robert Henry Charles, 1913

Artwork by Tamarah Tamar Hayardeni, adapted by Melissa Dunphy


Performances

  • 13 May, 2022: Chor Leoni at St. Andrew's-Wesley United, Vancouver, Canada
  • 12 May, 2022: Chor Leoni at St. Andrew's-Wesley United, Vancouver, Canada
  • 09 Apr, 2022: Western Michigan University's Amphion at Western Michigan University, Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
  • 19 Feb, 2022: Twin Ports Choral Project at Weber Music Hall, Duluth, MN
  • 18 Feb, 2022: Twin Ports Choral Project at Weber Music Hall, Duluth, MN
  • 23 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at Carmel Mission, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • 22 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
  • 21 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento, CA
  • 19 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA
  • 18 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, CA
  • 17 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at St. Vincent Church, Petaluma, CA
  • 16 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at Stanford Memorial Church, Stanford, CA
  • 14 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
  • 13 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at First Congregational Church Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • 12 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland, CA
  • 09 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at Bradley Symphony Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • 08 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
  • 07 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
  • 05 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at St. Ignatius Loyola, New York, NY
  • 03 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at St. Ignatius Loyola, New York, NY
  • 01 Dec, 2021: Chanticleer at Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD
  • 29 Nov, 2021: Chanticleer at The Trust Performing Arts Center, Lancaster, PA
  • 28 Nov, 2021: Chanticleer at Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA
  • 17 Dec, 2016: Opus Anglicanum at Haslemere Museum, Haslemere, UK
  • 10 Dec, 2016: Opus Anglicanum at St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, UK
  • 23 Oct, 2016: Opus Anglicanum at St George's Church, Dunster, UK