Music composed by Dimitri Arnauts,
on personal and biblical texts (Dutch).
Welcome, Saviour of the World
About the work
Welcome, Saviour of the world are the first words sung in this oratorio, as an echo to the well-known Lutheran Christmas chorale.
In the footsteps of so many great past composers, I've tried to vividly render the nativity story, based on the different Gospels, through the musical means of the oratorio form.
But more than the facts, it is the birth in human history of a frail strain of love and hope, of kindness and mercy, that I wanted to evoke through music. Singing in the face of the empires of today the song of the angels, heralding peace and reconciliation for all people on earth...
Also, this work is meant as an ode to the joy of Christmas, a tribute to the blessings of parenthood, and a call to let come into the world today the same light of hope, as it was 2000 years ago.
If you are interested in helping me staging this project and bringing it to the public, feel free to contact me