by Noach Lundgren

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Orchestral depiction of philosophical definitions of Hell and Heaven.


Program notes:

hell (hel) n. [ME. helle < OE. hel < IE. base *ǩel- to hide, cover up (whence L. celare, to hide)] Eternal separation from God.

hea•ven (hev' 'n) n. [ME. heven < OE. heofon < IE. base *ǩem- to cover (whence L. camissia, shirt)] Eternal separation to God.

“God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. – But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. – For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. – For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in [Messiah Yeshua] our Lord.”
(Genesis 1:4 – Isaiah 59:2 – Hebrews 7:26-27 – Romans 8:38-39, NASB)


released August 16, 2016
Premiere performance by The Orchestra Now, conducted by Leon Botstein. Composed by Noach Lundgren.

Cover art: "The Last Judgement" by John Martin