- original music and arrangements -

The Four Horsemen

an apocalyptic saga...

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are figures in the Christian religion, first appearing in the Zechariah and Ezekiel in the Old Testament. They later appear in the New Testament's final book, Revelation, an apocalyptic saga written by John of Patmos.

Revelation 6 speaks of a book or scroll in God's right hand that is sealed with seven seals. When the Lamb of God opens the first four of the seven seals, four vivid apparitions ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses. These horsemen are traditionally associated with the four major afflictions of humankind: war, civil strife, famine, and death. The devastation they inflict is seen as a prelude to the end of the world.

Note: I not a fervent believer in the Bible but these remarkably powerful stories in Revelation provide a great opportunity to compose some pretty wild music!

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The First Horseman

The First Horseman - Conquest

In John's revelation, the first horseman rides on a white horse, carries a bow, and is given a crown—he rides forward as a figure of Conquest, perhaps invoking Pestilence, Christ, or the Antichrist.

About the Music
Bombastic drums sliced and diced from a Looperman groove1 propel this soundscape. A "Mini-Moogish" synth lead is joined by a synth flute for the bridge and outro. Chordal harmony is primarily stacked fourths but the bridge has more of a jazz flavor to it.
1 - MetalDrums 2 by kittybiscuits (looperman.com)

The Four Horsemen - Further Info

Interesting stuff. Even the heavy Metal Group Metallica had a song...