Blessing is an instrumental wind ensemble piece featuring a simple theme stretched out over nine minutes, one large crescendo giving way to a river of bells and percussion slowing drifting away over the horizon. It was composed for the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Robert Levy, and premiered at the Memorial Chapel in Appleton, WI, in 2004.
Listen/Download Blessing (excerpt)
The piece draws inspiration from
“The LORD bless you
and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”
I love the warm image of God’s face shining on us. I also image peace like a river, gently moving forward and spreading across the land. In the same way, this piece ends with bells and percussion spreading to all and drifting away into infinity.
BC ELEMENTS (What’s This?)
The score and parts are available for performance or for inspiration in creating your own Confrontatie.
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