The Light-Bringer symphony is inspired by the biblical fall of Lucifer and the title of the work is taken from the translation of Lucifer’s Latin name meaning, bringer of light or bearer of light. The work is based on manipulations of the infamous “number of the beast,” six hundred and sixty six and so the number six is embedded within the structure of the work. This can be heard on a small level with musical motives and sonorities being repeated six times, melodic and harmonic intervals of 6ths, a melody or harmony of six pitches and a progression of six chords. On a larger level, the work is built on six major sections with the main climax occurring roughly 666 seconds (11 min and 6 seconds) into the work. On a visual and performance level, tempo markings are all multiples of six.
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