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Absalom

Digital Sheet Music

By Daniel Elder

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Choral Choir (SATB) - Level 5 - Digital Download
Composed by Daniel Elder. 20th Century, Contemporary. Octavo. 112 pages. Daniel Elder #4851907. Published by Daniel Elder (A0.854827).

Item Number: A0.854827

This stunningly incisive chamber choir oratorio tells the whole story of Absalom's rebellion against his father, King David, far beyond the common text "When David Heard." Featured alongside the biblical narrative are original studies of other historical characters that illuminate the most vital lessons for achieving peace in today's society. Inspired by a crisis of polarization, "Absalom" shines a critical light on the tribalism and gridlock of modern social politics in hopes of bringing us closer together again. From the composer, "Absalom is a call to listen; not to protest others, not to educate others, but to connect with them. The painful truth I’ve come to in the process of birthing this work is that no one is safe from criticism in this modern struggle, and no one is safely on the right side of history. Every individual, including myself, lies in the crosshairs of this musical statement. Only by stepping outside the borders of what we think is comfortable will we learn understanding. And by learning understanding, peace just might follow." This challenging 30-minute work is recommended for smaller, advanced chamber choirs.

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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