Oratorio Composed by Walter Robins
Duration 2 hours 15 mins
Voices in some samples are computer generated.
In the footsteps of HANDEL’S MESSIAH and CARL ORFF’s CARMINA BURANA
Breath of God was premiered by Capital Opera Harrisburg in May 2011. This Not For Profit company did a wonderful job with a very difficult work thanks to Kathleen Torchia’s directorship.
“Having sung the lead in Walter’s brilliant Opera/Musical “The Ancient Mariner” in California I did not hesitate to respond to his approach to premiere the Breath of God here in Pennsylvania. Walter’s music is absolutely gorgeous. Very emotional and uplifting – I love singing it.”
-Kathleen Torchia, Lyric Soprano
Founder and Director of Capitol Opera Harrisburg
WHAT CRITICS SAY:
“It sounds absolutely wonderful!!! Congratulations, you have done a great job. I love the scoring of Psalm 23 – sounded like it could have been written by Bernard Herman”.
Matthew Jones –
Australian teacher of electronic music scoring,
composer of film and TV music
“What this wonderful artwork by Walter demonstrated to me was that the nature of transcendence is such that its manifestation can never be brought about as a conscious act. It will arise as an irresistible, spontaneous expression, when the time is right. Walter, may God continue to breathe upon you.”
Andy Busuttil -
“Breath of God will be recognized as the seminal work of our lifetime. It has the ability to replicate Handel’s Messiah as a required work at Easter and other religious celebrations – a truly inspired work from a contemporary music genius”.
Jeff Todd –
Musician and recording engineer,
Windwood Studios Lawson, Blue Mountains Australia
“Of the many presentations of The Lord’s Prayer that I have heard over the years this composition by Walter Robins is the most moving of them all”
Rev. Dr Neil Emerson –
Senior Pastor, Holy Trinity Church Wentworth Falls,
Blue Mountains, Australia
Extracts of a Selection: