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Postlude: Aphel, die Schwarze Schlange

from Agrippa's 3 Books by Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet

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    Original 2005 Pressing. 6-Panel Deluxe Digipak with 20 pp. Booklet.
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    The Philosophical and Musical Depth of Occult Heavy Chamber Music.

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I could not resist arranging the ending of this Bethlehem tune as a finale to the Agrippa musical/occult exploration. It’s beauty is in its simplicity, and clearly these German Dark Metal guys have a lot of experience composing amazing melodies that somehow unite despair, hope, death, and peace. The original lyrics explore dark themes involving the black serpent, Aphel, along with an icy grave exiled by the light, the nocturnal cry of the doomed angel, a shrine made of bone, animalistic duality, and the source of dark power.

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from Agrippa's 3 Books, released August 6, 2005
(Matton/Bartsch)
©1996 Red Stream

transcribed and arranged by Cornelius Boots

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Edmund Welles has the distinction of being the world’s only original, composing band of four bass clarinetist: they invent and perform heavy chamber music. Drawing virtuosic precision from the classical realm; innovation and texture from jazz; and power, rhythm and overall perspective from rock and metal, the quartet’s sound is characterized by a thickness of tone and absolute rhythmic prowess. ... more

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