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WHAT IS PEACE? From “Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World” Our world is a wondrous place; but it is also a deeply troubled place, in need of messages of inclusion, trust, kindness, compassion, humanity, and mutual respect. The texts for “Tuvayhun” act as poetic responses to the verses in the traditional Beatitudes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The poet has taken each of Jesus’ blessings (Tuvayhun in Aramaic) and crafted a text as if to say, “Yes, and…” These new texts illustrate how that blessing applies in the real world. It seems as though Jesus’ words two millennia ago still resonate, and the types of people he sought to comfort with his blessings are still in need of blessing, and the societal shortcomings he drew attention to then are still challenging us today. We are all in need of these blessings, and we are all called to act as the agents of blessing. This piece comes from movement no. 3, “The Peacemakers”, and is a response to Matthew 5:9: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Lyrics Peace is not a silent state
 That comes upon us from within— Serene, detached, oblivious. Peace is not a force like rain
 That comes, unbidden, from above— Gentle, enfolding, natural. Peace is fire! Yes, peace is fire! And peace is passion!
 Peace requires a strength of will, A certain courage, a heart of iron, A force abiding to fulfill. Peace is not a foregone fate;
 For peace, like war, must be waged— Mindfully, deliberately,
 With arms ever ready, And eyes wide open. © 2018 Charles Anthony Silvestri

Duration: c. 3’30 minutes Published by Kim André Arnesen. © 2018 Kim André Arnesen, www.kimarnesen.com All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior permission of Kim André Arnesen.


Commissioned by the Manhattan Girls Chorus, Michelle Oesterle, conductor

What is Peace? from movement 3 of "Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World" CHARLES ANTHONY SILVESTRI

KIM ANDRÉ ARNESEN

Peaceful q = 50 Sopranos

° b 3 pp & b b4 œ œ œ ™ Peace is pp

not

j œ

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a

si - lent state

j œ

Ϫ

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˙

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us

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j œ

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* may be performed unaccompanied Music © copyright 2018 by Kim André Arnesen Words © copyright 2018 by Charles Anthony Silvestri


2 9

S.

° b &b b œ œ œ™

j œ œ œ œ™

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29

S.

° b ‰ &b b

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a tempo - So still, so quiet 5 33

pp S.

° b &b b œ œ œ™ Peace is

A.

not

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not

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b &b b ‹

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peace,

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war,

,

mf

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?b ¢ bb

Ó

nœœ œ

‰ nœœ b˙˙ J For

peace,

like

˙˙ ™™

war,

a tempo - So still, so quiet

b &b b

Ó

Œ

n œœ

˙˙ ˙

œ œ œ œ œ œ

œ Œ

mf

Hp./Pno.

? bb b

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œ

37

S.

f ° b œœ œœ ˙˙ &b b

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f

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mp

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° b &b b

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molto rit.

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What is Peace? - For SATB chorus  

From movement 3 of "Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World"

What is Peace? - For SATB chorus  

From movement 3 of "Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World"

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