Category:  Organ / Sacred Music , Recordings

Auf der CD PIPES & TUBES - Music for pan-pipes and organ spielen Ulrich Herkenhoff (Panflöte) und Matthias Keller (Orgel) die Komposition NEKYIA... durch Nacht zum Licht, durch den Tod zur Auferstehung. Verlegt im Schott Verlag Mainz

Movements: 1: Vivo, 2: Mesto, 3: Finale: Lux Perpetua

Duration: 10:00

Publisher of notes/sheet music: Schott Music publisher , ED 8676 , 1999

Instrumentation: Saxophone and organ

Solo instruments: Saxophone

Introduction: NEKYIA is a world principle drawn from classicalmythology and philisophy: every superiordevelopment, every spiritual advance, every step towards perfection requires the journey down to Hades. Every mountain begins in the bottom of a valley; light cannot exist without darkness, nor heaven without hell. Nekyia is the archetype of all religions. Orpheus had to go downto Hades in order to reclaim the life or Euridice; Christ had to die in order to bear witness to life.

Additional remarks: Information in the Tonträger-Booklet: After vital physical rhythmics the meeting with the death (pain and solidification) becomes audible and flows into the cor anglais middle section of a Lamentos without company. Slowly the soloist defines the tones of an Indian Ragas on which then the final part 'Lux Perpetua' is based whose serenity integrates life and death as it were.

World premiere:  07.06.1990, Munich, St. Ursula (Concert series Musica Sacra Viva)

Performers at world premiere: Bernhard Heinrichs (ob.); Harald Feller (organ)

Records:  Visage du Saxophone VDS D12,  1997

Performers on recording: 2008 a new CD was released with saxophone and organ: on the CD LE CHANT DES TÉNÈBRES with the French duo 'Saxorgue'
Fabien Chouraki (sax) and Marc Adamczewski (org) , recorded in the Noyon cathedral, Visage du Saxophone VDS 012