Creation Oratorio (Scores, Performance Click Tracks)

by Sabrina Pena Young

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A complex multilingual intertwining of Afro-Cuban music and traditional choral music, the intermedia oratorio Creation celebrates diversity and the beauty of procreation. A celebration of culture, life, humanity, and the female body, Creation further marks itself as a musical milestone, commissioned specifically for a 60 member woman's chorus and composed by a young female composer of Cuban-Dominican heritage.

Premier performance by the Millikin State University Women's Chorale directed by Michael Engelhardt and accompanied by the Millikin University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Brian Justison.

Creation won the "New Genre Prize" for the IAWM Search for New Music in 2011.

Composed for: SSA, Optional Keyboard Accomp, Tape, and Percussion Ensemble (2-5 players)

This album includes scores and performance click tracks.

Performance Notes:
The click tracks are mono click in the left ear and mono tape in the right ear. For performances, the click goes to the conductor headphones and the mono tape part goes to the house speakers.

Feel free to perform these works in entirety or in part, or to use these materials for educational purposes.

Please send performance programs to the composer ( for archival purposes. If you are interested in recording the work, please contact Sabrina Pena Young for more details.


released March 1, 2012



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Sabrina Pena Young Buffalo, New York

Sci-fi buff Young creates mind-numbing electroacoustic works heard in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Music has been heard at festivals, radio, electronic dance clubs, random boom boxes in France, and as not-so-pleasant background music. Download Libertaria today! A whacked out experimental sci-fi opera about evil geneticists, post-USA dystopia, and lost love. Repo X Wagner X Machinima. ... more

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Track Name: Formado en un Lugar Secreto (Click Performance Track)
Movement I
"Formado en un Lugar Secreto"


Formado en un lugar secreto/sagrado
Formed in a secret/sacred place

La tierra estaba vacía
The earth was barren

El Espíritu se movía sobra la faz de las aguas
The Spirit hovered over the waters

La creación
The creation

The abyss


La tierra estaba desordenada
The earth lacked order

Las tinieblas
The darkness

La luz
The light
Track Name: Light (Click Performance Track)
The Bright and Morning Star
Earth in darkness
The universe in quiet slumber

The infinite magnificence of the sun
The Passion of Creation is here

And then God said,
“Let there be light! Oh, radiant light!”
Lord, the darkness is as light to you
Light as bright as you

I awake and I am with You
Dawn is here
Track Name: Las Aguas (Performance Click Track)
"Las Aguas"


Separe las aguas de las aguas
Separate the waters from the waters


La vida




Iwepo nafasi kati ya maji igawe maji na maji.
Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Kuwepo na viumbe hai tele kwenye maji, ndege waruke juu ya dunia katika nafasi ya anga
Let the waters swarm with living creatures; let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.
Track Name: Uzima wa Milele
Movement IV
"Uzima wa Milele"

Uzima wa Milele
Breath of Life
Track Name: Creation Final Chorus (Performance Click Track)
Final Chorus
"Na uje, Bwana Yesu!"

Mtakatifu, mtakatifu, mtakatifu
Holy, Holy, Holy

Bwana Asifiwe
Praise be to God

Alfa, Omega, mwanzo, mwisho, wa kwanza, wa mwisho
Alpha, Omega, First, Last, the Beginning, and the End

Kwa kuwa wewe ndiwe uliyeviumba vitu vyote
For You created all things

Na uje, Bwana Yesu
Come, Lord Jesus