Eru Redeaf

by

Emrys Pengwerin

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Here is my latest opus: "Eru Redeaf" for synthesiser, percussion and choir.

It is an infernal chant put together just for fun - a 13-voice "choir" rendition of the Lord's Prayer (backwards) in 11th century Anglo-Saxon.

A bell triggers an endless, descending 'shepard' scale leading down to the start of a drum beat calling together a gathering of 13 Satanic devotees. The bell is the cue for them to begin the chant "Eru Redeaf" which occurs 3 times.
 

The first chant is an evocation of all the "souls in Hell". Their screams can be heard emerging after the first statement of the chant and crescendo to a climax in the third, by which time they almost drown out the choir.

After the third chant the souls begin their descend back into Hell accompanied by a descending 'shepard' scale and the choir chanting "Ave, ave Satana!"

At the end, only the choir remains and the proceedings are concluded by the final strike of the bell.

Forces:

1 synthesiser
1 bell
1 drum
13 Satanists
1,000,000 torrmented souls

Text
 
"ecilþos elefy fo su syla ca
egnuntsoc no su uþ dealeg en dna
mudnetlyg muru ðafygrof ew aws aws
satlyg eru su fygrof dna
geadot su elys falh nacilmawhgeadeg enru
munofoeh no aws aws naðroe no
alliw niþ eþruweg
ecir niþ emuceb ot
dolaheg aman niþ is
munofoeh no trae eþ uþ
eru redeaf"

(x 3)

"Ave, ave Satana!"

(repeated)

Here is the original Pater Noster text in 11th century Anglo-Saxon

"Fæder ure"

 Fæder ure þu þe eart on heofonum
 si þin nama gehalgod
 tobecume þin rice
 gewurþe þin willa
 on eorðan swa swa on heofonum
 urne gedæghwamlican hlaf syle us to dæg
 and forgyf us ure gyltas
 swa swa we forgyfað urum gyltendum
 and ne gelæd þu us on costnunge
 ac alys us of yfele soþlice."


Emrys Pengwerin..
(Gareth's elder son)

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