Earth Cantata for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (inspired by the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach)
Earth Cantata for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra was inspired by the cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. It uses the form of Bach's sacred cantatas as a starting point and embraces their deep spiritual and emotional weight and richness, while fusing influences of Jazz, Rock and Pop music in a unique and fresh way. The text is a poetic interpretation of the biblical Psalm 66 by the Elizabethan poet Mary Sidney Herbert, from around the year 1599. Earth Cantata was commissioned by the New Mexico Performing Arts Society and will be performed in two special concerts in their 2022-2023 season.