The Armageddon Overtures

On July 18, 2007, the artist completed a draft outline for an expansive new composition project titled “The Armageddon Overtures.” Focusing on the final day of life on earth before “the end of time,” this massive suite for full orchestra and choir was completed in February 2008.

Prologue

Before the end of time
   before the ultimate battle between good and evil
      before Judgment Day
         before the cessation of existence
            there will be one final day…

one more chance to say goodbye
   one more fleeting moment to contemplate the deeper truths of life
      one more opportunity to breathe in the air
         to watch the sun rise and set
            to count the stars…

… and one more hour to dream about all that was …
   … and is …
      … and could have been …
         … and is to come …

this is the last day of life on earth
   the end of suffering
      the beginning of hope
         the final dying gasp of humanity
            the sudden realization of squandered moments and shattered dreams
               the greatest burden of agony and loss ever experienced
                  and the ultimate ecstasy of liberation from mortality…

…… this is ……
   …… the end ……
      …… and the beginning ……