Jerusalem, Open Your Gates

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Catalog numbers: 

LKMP R01022/ HL 43775

Duration (minutes): 
18
Detailed Instrumentation: 
2(both d. Picc).2.2.2: 4.3.3.1: Timp.Perc(3).Pno.Hp: Str
Composed for the Jerusalem 3000 Anniversary, this piece is dedicated to Jerusalem's destiny as a city of peace, the place where heaven and earth meet, which channels divine energy into the world.  Judaism, Christianity, and Islam consider Jerusalem higer than other earthly places.  The priestly benedictions from the ancient Temple prepare us to receive the blessing of peace and provide the structure for movements one and two of this composition.  Movements: I. Enter the Sacred Space, II. Arise into Radian Grace, III. Open Your Gates and Receive God's Glory