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Composer Jonathon Roberts weaves together some of Apostle Paul's famous verses on love as part of a theatrical response to the life of Apostle Paul.

1 Corinthians 12:31-13:7

Ephesians 4:16

Romans 10:15

Isaiah 52:7

Romans 8:22

Philippians 2:15

How Beautiful


Jonathon Roberts


Vocals by Jonathon Roberts
Saxophone Quartet: Chris Clouthier, Allison Davis, Mark Determan, Kim Reece
Artist Location: Wisconsin

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Spark+Echo Arts


Image by Giorgio Trovato

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This work for voice and saxophone quartet is a key moment in the theatrical production of Project Paul, a response to the life and writings of the Apostle Paul. It weaves together several of Paul's fascinating concepts, "How beautiful are the feet of those that bring good news" (from Isaiah, but quoted by Paul in Romans), "every supporting ligament grows and builds itself up in love" from Ephesians, Paul's most famous expression of love from 1 Corinthians 13, and several more.

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Jonathon Roberts is a composer and sound designer for games, film, theatre, and ensembles. His style grew out of classical and jazz training, and evolved through quality life adventures: touring the country in an RV with a one person theater piece on the Apostle Paul, living in Brooklyn with an improv music ensemble, performing in a downtown NYC absurdist comedy band, and a long stint writing music for the renowned slot machine company, High 5 Games. He has released four albums including the latest, Cities a song cycle personifying biblical cities. He created the popular podcast/web series ComposerDad Vs. Bible, in which ComposerDad accepts intense compositional challenges from a mysterious Bible while out with his kids. He frequently collaborates on music and theater projects with his wife, actor Emily Clare Zempel. They live in Beacon, NY, with their two boys and a tangled box of electrical cords.

Jonathon Roberts

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