Stephen Paulus: “The Incomprehensible”

The Incomprehensible


Scored for chorus with oboe and harp accompaniment, The Incomprehensible (2009) provides this album’s title “Far in the Heavens” in its opening line, as it continues the allegory of departed souls now soaring as angels in heaven, about to know the “infinite Unknown.” The tempo is bright, the mood playful and free, the texture easy and light throughout, until that awe-filled moment when God’s nearness is anticipated. Those familiar with the HBO series Six Feet Under may notice a nod to the solo oboe of its main title theme. Paulus was a fan of both the show and Thomas Newman’s score. The Incomprehensible was commissioned and premiered by True Concord.

The above text is taken from the album's liner notes by Peter Rutenberg.

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