a musical for seven soloists and choir

CREATION STORY was Stephen's first stab at a full-length, sung-through musical.    Written during his second year at Goldsmiths, CREATION STORY was performed at the National Garden Festival in 1986 and the following year at the Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford by a terrific cast. It brought him to the attention of the composer Stephen Oliver who met with Stephen to go through the work, encouraged him to keep writing and sent him off to a publisher. Stephen has recently been revising the score for publication on Score Exchange later this year. For information about the original production please click on the link above 'Creation Story Revisited'.

SOLOISTS

 

ARCHANGEL MICHAEL (Main Narrator) - High Rock Tenor

LUCIFER - High Rock Tenor

GABRIEL - High Baritone

URIEL - Mezzo

GOD - Baritone

ADAM - Baritone

EVE - Mezzo

Choir of Angels

words by

ANTHEA DEAKIN

 

music by

STEPHEN KEELING

 

     additional words by Alison Varley, Stephen Keeling and Alison Reddihough

PART ONE - CREATION AND LIFE

1.Prelude

2.Somewhere in the Heavens

3. God and Lucifer

4. There's Music in Creation

5. The Water of Life

6. Earth

   7. The World is Ready for Life

            8. Can You Number the Fish in the Ocean

9. Birds of Freedom

10. When the World was New

11. There's Been a War in Heaven

PART  TWO - EDEN

12. Prelude/Eden

13. Song of Adam

14. First Love

15. Satan and Eve

    16. The Gates Will Open Wide

17. Adam's Fall

                                            18. Satan's Triumph

                                   19. The World Beyond The Gate

                                         20. I Will Come to You

                                             21. What is Time?

22. Prayer

CREATION STORY

Creation Story Revisited