Henrik Colding-Jorgensen: In The Whale, 2007

 

Three movements for treble choir SSAA a cappella. British texts from The Book of Jonah.

Dedicated to Ludmilla Stebenkova and Krasnoyarsk City Children's Choir.

Dur. ca. 8'. Manuscript. Copyright 2007 H. Colding-Jorgensen

 

I A Great Whale - II Jonah Struggling - III You Have Brought Up My Life

 

I. A Great Whale to swallow up Jonah (Jonah 1, 5a+17) Dur. ca. 3'

 

Fragments of score

 

Text:

So they took up Jonah, and cast him into the sea. (Jonah 1, 5a.)

The LORD had appointed a great whale to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah

was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights. (Jonah 1, 17.)

 

 

II. Jonah Struggling to get out of the whale (-) Dur. ca. 2'

 

Fragment of score

 

 

III. You Have Brought Up My Life (Jonah 2, 1+5-6a+c+10) Dur. ca. 3'

 

Fragments of score

 

Text:

Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God out of the belly of the whale. (Jonah 2, 1)

"The waters encompassed me even to the soul. The deep was around me,

the weeds wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains.

But you have brought up my life from the pit. O LORD my God". (Jonah 2, 5-6a+c)

And the LORD spoke to the whale, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land. (Jonah 2,10)