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The Light Scenes 3 and 4 of 5 (2003)

Year of composition
2003
Lyricist
various public domain Bible translations
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
10 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available

The Light is a 24 minute piece for 2 narrators and chamber orchestra. The 2 narrators perform the roles of the Apostle John and Moses. The piece is organized as a series of five related scenes. Many generations have passed when Scene 3 begins. Moses relates a story from Israel's journey in the wilderness after leaving Egypt. The people had become frustrated with Moses and with God. When God sent serpents among them as punishment, they appealed to Moses to pray for them. God's answer was for Moses to make a bronze serpent and place it on a pole. Whoever looked at the serpent would live. In Scene 4, John relates his vision of final redemption. New Jerusalem descends from heaven, with the River of Life and the Tree of Life ready to bring healing to the nations. Sadly, some people are not welcomed into the city, and the drama pauses to give respectful consideration to their fate.

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