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Compassion : a song cycle in seven movements based on a collection of ancient Hebrew and Arabic texts / L. Attar, N. Westlake.
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Compassion" draws from the rich worlds of Islam and Judaism to present a collection of profound and poetic messages surrounding the idea of compassion between human beings. The texts are largely a collection of poems, proverbs and songs that give us an insight into such wisdom. Their similarities are immense and their universality is undeniable. Far from the misguided commentaries that have so often steered humanity away from the true enactment of compassion, these texts affirm that attaining a greater sense of compassion is an ultimate goal, and letting it guide our actions is the ultimate wisdom.
Published by: Rimshot Music — 1 score (162p. -- A3 (portrait))
Duration: 40 mins
1. Sim Shalom: Grant Peace -- 2. Eize Hu Chacham? Who is Wise? -- 3. La Yu’minu: Until You Love Your Brother -- 4. Inna Rifqa: The Beauty Within -- 5. Al Takshu L’vavchem: Don’t Harden Your Hearts -- 6. Ma Wadani Ahadun: Until the End of Time -- 7. Avinu Malkeinu: Hymn of Compassion.
Commissioned by Sydney Symphony.
Compassion is a joint commission by Nigel Westlake and Lior Attar Commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Ashkenazy For the Sydney Symphony and the Australian Symphony orchestras with the support of Symphony Services International
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Analysis & Media
- Resonate Article: New education resource: Compassion by Nigel Westlake and Lior
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