Henrik Colding-Jorgensen: In The Whale, 2007
Three movements for treble choir SSAA a cappella. British texts from The Book of Jonah.
Dedicated to Ludmilla Stebenkova and Krasnoyarsk City Children's Choir.
Dur. ca. 8'. Manuscript. Copyright ã 2007 H. Colding-Jorgensen
So they took up Jonah, and cast him into the sea. (Jonah 1, 5a.)
The LORD had appointed a great whale to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah
was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights. (Jonah 1, 17.)
Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God out of the belly of the whale. (Jonah 2, 1)
"The waters encompassed me even to the soul. The deep was around me,
the weeds wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains.
But you have brought up my life from the pit. O LORD my God". (Jonah 2, 5-6a+c)
And the LORD spoke to the whale, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land. (Jonah 2,10)