• Karen Tanaka
  • Guardian Angel (2000)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Music for Japan for its 25th Anniversary Orchestral Concert

  • 0010/0000/3perc/hp/str(12.10.8.6.4[5 string db])
  • 11 min

Programme Note

The title 'Guardian Angel' was inspired by a passage from the Old Testament Book of Exodus (23:20) as follows.

Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way...

An image of angels, fragile and surrounded by beautiful illuminations, appeared in my mind, overlapping between Biblical times and our present time. My intention was to realise my image of angels with sounds, sent to guard us along the way.

© Karen Tanaka

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