Duration: 12 minutes
Instrumentation: six voices a capella (S A T T B B)
Text/Lyrics by: Ernst Moritz Arndt und diverse Zeitungstexte
Introduction: ...the first newspaper reports and state-official announcements immediately after the reactor accident in Ukrainian Chernobyl in respect with a three-verse evening song become 'The day now has passed and darkly there sleeps the world' of the romantic writer Ernst Moritz Arndt (26.12.1769-29.01.1860). The naive romantic tone appears after the aggressive professionalism of the newspaper news while sounding in the first stanza still like a foreign body, these circumstances turn round increasingly: the official announcements become increasingly empty words, - the message of the romantic poem with his child faith in the 'father' as a God prevailing on top becomes against it the real 'news'
Dedication: dedicated to the 'Singer Pur' ensemble
Additional remarks: Ironic, aggressive work, can also be staged in the form if musical theatre with 'newspapers' as percussion instruments of each singer
World premiere: 09.04.2006, Osterholz-Scharmbeck bei Bremen
Performers at world premiere: Singer Pur ensemble, as part of the Niedersächsischen Music Days 2005