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Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:03 pm

for male chorus with mass bells, Good Friday clappers, organ/synth, tam-tam and 7 trombones (live or tape) with a caged wild bird and a sack of coconuts

Stockhausen's church work for robed monks who capture Lucifer (by running circles around him), stuff him into a black bird and then let him go, afterwards having a Hawaiian coconut party. Take that, Satan! :)

Seriously though, before really studying this scene I never really quite enjoyed it as much as the other scenes of Saturday, but now having listened a bit more closely to the choral and percussive elements, I think it's pretty brilliant. The bass vocals are so low it's unbelievable. And I'm pretty sure this is before the death metal Cookie Monster growls became popular....

I feel that it could be useful to have a discussion-forum on the music of Stockhausen. There are so many people from all over the world, young and old, learned and eager to get into contact with this musical world: musicologists, composers, musicians, music lovers; people who plan concerts - who write books or have to give lectures and so on. So there should be much stuff, many ideas that we can share. And when we have open questions, there may be people who studied just that and could give a hint or a stimulus. A problem might be the English language, but i feel that is the only possibility that many people who are interested can participate. And we can exercise tolerance to mistakes! Thomas Ulrich
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