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The Temptations of St. Anthony

By Fifth House Ensemble

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Constructed in thirteen episodes woven together invoking dreams and nightmares, the music is filled with rhythmic, melodic, and textural details depicting the temptations and philosophical dialogues between St. Anthony (the piano) and his tormentors (winds and strings) with occasional intercessions from the vox clamantis in deserto (solo French horn). St. Anthony was written for 5HE’s full instrumentation in 2012, and premiered/recorded in March 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.