About 10 minutes of brand new music has been created with Alaska’s patron saint in mind, and the piece is coming to a nearby venue.

St. Therese, who is the namesake of a shrine about 20 miles north of downtown Juneau, is the inspiration for new work composed by Emerson Eads to be played April 6 and 7 by Juneau Symphony Orchestra with William Todd Hunt conducting during the symphony’s April concerts.

“People love doing new music and discovering new sounds and potentially doing a piece that will be played elsewhere and live on,” Hunt said in an interview with the Capital City Weekly. “Being the first people to play it is quite an honor.”

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/emerson-eads/i-love-him-an-evocation-for-orchestra-on-the-life-of-saint-therese-of-lisieux