Master of Music
Frehner, Paul (second reader)
Job is a dramatic oratorio consisting of twelve individual movements, with an approximate duration of twenty minutes. It is a summarization of the plot and prose contained in the biblical book of Job (English Standard Version). The events of the oratorio depict Job, a devoted and prosperous man, being tested to the limits of his faith by acts of God, who was incited first by Satan. Throughout the oratorio, the philosophical and theological elements of humanity versus divinity are represented musically by intervallic relationships. Job is written for seven principle vocalists and a narrator, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble consisting of a violin, double bass, percussion (two timpani, cymbals), piano and electronic organ.
Gibson, Kevin, "Job: An Oratorio for Voices and Chamber Ensemble" (2018). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 5315.