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Psalmprovisation 122, Movement 3

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Uploaded by: AMLaMort (12/03/13)
Composer: Anthony Mark LaMort
Sample Set: SP St. Maximin, Kurzweil K-250 & K-2000 synthesizers, Percussion
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Modern
This is the third and last movement of this 'Psalmprovisation' and pertains to vs.6-9:

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure.
7 May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.”
8 For the sake of my family and friends,
I will say, “Peace be within you.”
9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your prosperity.

While the sentiment expressed may at first appear 'peaceful' I would like to suggest that in general, when we pray for something, it is either something we do not have or fear losing.

The Psalmist suggests that we pray for the peace of Jerusalem because it contains the 'House of the Lord.' While Jerusalem and Israel undoubtedly needs our prayers I would offer that we might very well consider the entirety of the world to be G-d's dwelling place and as such is worthy - and needful - of our prayers for peace.

Once again, I am in this composition following the 'creation motif' (order out of chaos).

While I have tried to express order, and yes, peace - at the end of the movement,the irresolute sense is intentional. What do we mean by peace? The word is sometimes abused and often misunderstood and misappropriated. Consider:

...solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.
(they make a desert, and call it peace.)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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