The Seven Angels
The complete cycle of The Seven Angels was written for organist Phoon Yu.It began with the last movement (The Seventh Angel), which was written as part of the collaboration between the Composition Department and Donald Sutherland’s organ studio at Peabody Institute in 2014, first performed by Jungyeon Kim.
The whole cycle was premiered on 22nd and 23rd August 2019 at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music on its Alumni Series, in a programme titled “Revelations and Angels” jointly curated by Phoon Yu and Mervin Wong (Theemptybluesky Productions). Mervin’s visual and sonic reflections filled the space between each movement of the Seven Angels, where each performance was book-ended by a different prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach.
A recording of The Seven Angels is forthcoming, on an album titled Seven, to be released by Centaur Records.