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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

Peaceful Soprano

KIM ANDRÉ ARNESEN

q = 50

° b 3 pp & b b 4 œœ œœ œœ ™™ Peace is

not

j œœ

œœ œœ œœ ™™

a

si - lent state

j œœ

œœ ™™

at comes

j œ œœ œ

˙

up - on

us

œ œ

y l n e o c l { n a a s m u r r o e f r p e r p o F for t o N

Alto

b 3 pp b ¢& b 4 œ œ œœ ™™ Peace is

Peaceful

not

j œœ

œœ œœ œœ ™™

a

si - lent state

j œ

œœ ™™

at comes

j œœ œ

˙™

up - on

us

q = 50

b3 & b b4

? bb 3 b4

, j œœ

j œ œœ œ

Harp/Piano*

S.

5 , j ° b & b b œœ œœ œœ ™™ œœ œœ œœ œœ ™™ from with - in,

se - rene, de- tached,

,

A.

b ¢& b b œ œ œ™ from with - in,

b &b b

,

œ˙ ™

ob - liv

-

i - ous.

-

,

,

j œ

œ œ œœ ™™

se - rene, de- tached,

U ˙™

U

j œ

˙˙

ob - liv

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œœ

-

-

i

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ous.

U ∑

Ó œ

pp p arpeggios ad lib. sempre Hp./Pno.

? bb b

{

U œ œ œ œ

œ œ œ œ œ œ (with pedal)

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


2

9 from a -

S.

° b & b b œœ œœ œœ ™™

j œ œœ œœ œœ ™™

Peace is not

A.

a

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force like rain

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˙˙ ™ -

den,

y l n e o c l n { a a s m u r r o e f r p e r p o F for t o N b b & ¢ b œ œ œœ ™™ œ œ

j œœ œ œ œœ ™™ œ œ

Peace is not

b &b b

a

force like rain

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? bb Πb

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œ

‰ œj ˙™

œ

œ

œ

œ

œ

meno mosso e poco rit.

molto rit.

13

S.

mp bove

mf

° b & b b ˙œ œ ˙

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, j U œ œœ œœ ™ œ œœ œœ œ ˙ ™

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mf

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pp

p

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meno mosso e poco rit.

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{

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3

Radiant, with great splendor - a tempo 17

S.

ff ° b œœ œœ œœ ™™ &b b Peace is

œœ J

re!

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Ϫ Ϫ

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re!

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is

pas

,

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sion!

-

ff A.

j œ œ

b ™ ¢& b b œœ œœ œœ ™

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,

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y l n e o c l n { a a s m u r r o e f r p e r p o F for t o N { Peace is

re!

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re!

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is

pass

ion!

-

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Radiant, with great splendor - a tempo

b &b b

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œœœ ™™™ œ™

œ œœ

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21

S.

° b œœ œœ œœ ™™ &b b

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A.

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Hp./Pno.

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A

cer

j œ œ œ œ™ œ œ œ œ™

j œœ œœ ™™

a strength of will,

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cer

˙˙˙ ˙

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-

tain cour

-

j œœ œ œ

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tain cour

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n ˙˙ ™™

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age,

œb œ œ œ bœ

Œ

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Œ

Œ

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4

a

heart,

a

heart

of

i

-

mf ron,

-

25

S.

° b f‰ j ™ & b b œ œ œœ ™ a

A.

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j œ œ˙ ™™

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heart

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-

Œ

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-

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mf

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a

j nb œœ ˙˙

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of

˙˙

b œœ

i

-

mp

‰ j œœ

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-

a

œ

b &b b

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5

mp

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6

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6

œœ

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meno mosso e poco rit.

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mp

f

mp

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29

S.

° b ‰ &b b

j œœ œœ œœ

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A.

b ¢& b b

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to ful

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ll,

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œœ œœ

n ˙˙

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ing

force

to ful

-

-

ing to ful - ll.

f

mp

U Ϫ Ϫ

U j œ™ jœ œœ œ œ œ œ œ œœ ˙˙ ™™

ll,

-

U Ϫ

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a - bid

p

-

ing to ful - ll.

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b &b b

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œ

œ œœ

œœ œœ œ œ

U ∑

œ

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œœ

f

5

Hp./Pno.

p

6

cresc.

? bb œ œ b œ

œœ

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œ œœ œ œ œœ œ œ œ

U ˙ œ ˙

œ


5

a tempo - So still, so quiet 33

S.

pp

Peace is

A.

mf

° b &b b œ œ œ™ not

b pp b ¢& b bœœ œœ œœ ™™

j œ

œ œœ œ nœœ ™™

a

fore - gone fate;

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,

j œ œœ bœœ

j œœ bœ˙ ™ peace,

like

˙˙ ™™ war,

,

mf

j œœ b œœ œœ œ ™ œ™

j œœ

˙ ™™ ˙

œ nœ œ

y l n e o c { l n a a s m u r r o e f r p e r p o F for t o N { Peace is

not

a

fore - gone fate;

For

˙˙

peace,

like

war,

a tempo - So still, so quiet

Ó

Œ

œ nœ

∏∏∏∏

b &b b

˙˙ ˙

mf

Hp./Pno.

? bb b

œ œ œ œ œ œ

œ Œ

Œ

œ

37

S.

f ° b œœ œœ ˙˙ &b b

mpsubito

mf

œœ œœ œœ ™™

must be waged

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f

œ œ J

de - lib

mpsubito

,

œœ™™

-

œœ œœ œ J

˙˙ ™™

er - ate

ly,

-

mf

,

A.

b ¢& b b œœ œœ ˙˙

œ œ œ™ œ œ œ™

must be waged

b &b b

œœ œœ

œœœ ™™™ œ™

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œœ œœ

œœœ ™™™ œ™

j œœ

œœ ™™

de - lib

j œœ œ œ

˙˙˙ ˙

-

er - ate

˙˙ ™™

-

ly,

œ œ œœ

˙˙ ™™™ ˙˙ ™

f

mpsubito

Hp./Pno.

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œœ ™™ œ™

œ œœ

mf

œœ ™™ œ™

œ œ œœ œ œ œ

œ œ œ œ

œ


6 mp

mf

mp

j œ bœœ ™™

U ˙˙ ™™

p

41

S.

j ‰ œj œ ™ œœ œ n˙

j ™ ° b b œ œ ‰ b & œ œ™ with arms

with arms

ev

mp A.

b b & ¢ b

j œ œœ œœ er read

-

j ‰ œœ œ˙ ™

y,

-

mf

and eyes,

mp

p

U œœ œœ ˙˙

œœ œœ b˙

œœ ™™

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with arms

ev

j œ œœ

˙˙ ™™

œ œ n ˙˙

y,

and

y l n e o c { l n a a s m u r r o e f r p e r p o F for t o N arms

b &b b Ó

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Ó

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er read

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Œ

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œ

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œ

Œ

œ

œ

œ

œ

œ

œ ˙ ˙

œ

œ

œ

molto rit.

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meno mosso e rit.

f

mp and eyes

wide o

46

S.

-

p pen.

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° b œ &b b œ and

eyes,

˙˙ ™™

and eyes wide o -

pen.

mp

p

U ∑

U ∑

f

A.

j œ

√ œœ ™™

b ¢& b b œœ

and

‰ ‰

eyes,

j œœ œœ œœ œœ œ

and eyes wide o

-

˙˙ ™™

oen.

arp. on beat

U ˙ ˙ œœ œ œ œ

meno mosso e rit.

f Hp./Pno.

? bb œ œœœ b œ

{

∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏∏

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U Ϫ

molto rit.

pp

U ˙

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What is Peace? - For SSAA chorus  

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

What is Peace? - For SSAA chorus  

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

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