War in Heaven (Mark Chapman)

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  • (Posted 2011-06-07)  CPDL #23684:         
Editor: Mark Chapman (submitted 2011-06-07).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 655 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: War in Heaven
Composer: Mark Chapman
Source of text: Revelations Chapter 12, Verses 7-12, slightly modified from the King James version

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description:  Largely homophonic setting of one of the readings for the Feast of St Michael - some chromaticism. Please contact the composer at maarvarq@gmail.com if you intend to perform this work.

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Original text and translations

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And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, of their testimony; and they loved not their lives even unto death.
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that his time is short.