April 8, 2016

Emmaus: A Symphonic Poem for Easter

This is a musical composition reflecting the Lucan account of Jesus encountering two disciples as they were walking in the countryside. In this encounter he recalls for them the events of Holy Week, showing them how these fulfilled the prophecies of the Hebrew people concerning the Anointed One. These recollections warm their hearts strangely as they walk along. When the disciples urge him to stay with them, he does so. At the table, he breaks bread — as he had done on the night before he suffered — and he becomes known to them in that breaking and in that bread, even as he vanishes from their sight.

Images are mostly from Rembrandt, with a few other classic and romantic works. The burning heart is a sculpture from my Brother in Christ Karekin Madteos’ garden.

Blessed Eastertide to all...

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG


Castanea_d said...

Very nice work, musically and visually. Thank you for posting this.

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG said...

John-Julian, OJN has left a new comment on your post "Emmaus: A Symphonic Poem for Easter":

Gently and delicately lovely. Thank you for this precious Easter gift.

June Butler said...

Lovely. I enjoyed the pictures, too.