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'When listening to the beautiful choral by Nikolai Kedrov, Sr. "Otche Nash" (the Lord's Prayer), I instantly started to develop the idea to compose a piece influenced by this choral. I started to play the beginning on a marimba and tried to let the instrument "sing".

The first six bars are based on the harmonies by Kedrov.

The excerpt from J.W. Goethe's Egmont "Now shouting in triumph, Now sunk in despair" crossed my mind while I wrote the music. The title "Eravie” that is made up from French literature, represents the felling of ups and downs in life. "Eravie" is dedicated to Julie.'

Alexej Gerassimez