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Epiphany Suite

1. A Piece of Epiphany

2. L2:40

3. Proclamation

4. In the Wilderness

5. March deLion

6. Fanfare

7. Passion's 'our
8. Dawnsong/Sonrise

This is one of my earliest synthonic works—a programmatic piece depicting the life of Jesus from beginning to end (at least here on earth).

  • A Piece of Epiphany — Started as a very early attempt to write a Christmas carol. Eventually, it was expanded to include quotes from other Christmas season music.
  • L2:40 — Shorthand for Luke 2:40.
  • Proclamation — Depicts the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.
  • In the Wilderness —Portrays Jesus's 40 days in the wilderness following His baptism.
  • March deLion — Illustrates, in a rather light-hearted way, the circus-like atmosphere that must have surrounded much of Jesus's public ministry.
    This one is dedicated to my mother's memory, because of her love of marches.

  • Fanfare — Announces the coming of the King into His own city, Jerusalem, on the day we now call Palm Sunday.
  • Passion's 'our and Dawnsong/Sonrise — Flows as one movement, representing the arrest, trial, conviction, and crucifixion of Jesus. Then, after a long dark night of the soul, the morning dawns and with it, the resurrection of the Lord! Excitement on His victory over death and His return to the Father!

Written for and performed on:

   • The Casio CZ-5000 synthesizer

   • The Roland TR-505 drum machine

   • An old, out-of-tune, rented, upright piano

Recorded and mixed on a Tascam 246 Portastudio 4-channel cassette recorder in the spring and summer of 1988, in Kaiserslautern, West Germany.

More recently, recovered from old cassettes and digitally remastered for this collection.