SONNTAG aus LICHT

(from Scents - Signs)
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SONNTAG AUS LICHT 
(Sunday from Light) (1998-2003)
(for 10 vocal soloists, boy’s voice, four instrumental soloists (bassett horn, flute, trumpet, synthesizer), two choirs, two orchestras, electronic music)

     SONNTAG is the Day of Mystical Union between MICHAEL and EVE. God is praised. An orchestra atomizes and rotates the themes of MICHAEL and EVE after which a procession of Angels praises the union. Light Pictures reflect the courtship of the two characters, and the 7 Scents of the Week are celebrated. Finally, an orchestra and a choral group take turns to finalize the union with recollections of scenes from each day of LICHT.
The color for SUNDAY is GOLD.

LIGHT-WATERS Soprano and Tenor vocal soloists, orchestra, synthesizer
ANGEL PROCESSIONS Choir a cappella (with 4 soloists)
LIGHT-PICTURES Tenor vocalist, bassett horn, ring-modulated flute, ring-modulated trumpet (with synth for controlling ring modulation)
SCENTS – SIGNS Vocal septet (solos, duos and a trio), boy’s voice, synthesizer
HIGH TIMES (MARRIAGES)
     ORCHESTRA VERSION
     CHOIR VERSION
Orchestra
Choir
SUNDAY FAREWELL   Tape (5 synthesizers (PIANO PIECE XIX))

Links are provided above to analyses devoted to the individual works for deeper exploration.

Released on Stockhausen Edition CDs 58, 67, 68, 69, 73, 74

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