Today’s Music by Today’s Composers: The Genesis Suite.
The Genesis Suite is a special piece of music, based on the first eleven chapters of the Biblical book of Genesis. Each part was written by a different composer. The piece combines influences from classical music and Hollywood.
- Genesis suite. Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Ernst Senff Choir Berlin. Gerard Schwarz, conductor. Tovah Feldshuh, Barbara Feldon, David Margulies, Fritz Weaver and Isaiah Sheffer, narrators.
– Arnold Schönberg. Prelude – Earth was without Form.
– Nathaniel Shilkret [featured image]. Creation.
– Alexandre Tansman. Adam and Eve.
– Darius Milhaud. Cain and Abel.
– Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The Flood (Noah’s Ark).
– Ernst Toch. The Covenant (The Rainbow).
– Igor Stravinsky. Babel.