Forgiveness (Rizzo-Weaver, Justin)

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Justinrizzoweaver (2015/6/22)

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Justinrizzoweaver (2015/6/22)

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Misc. Notes This music is a choral setting of the Guided Forgiveness Meditation from Stephen Levine's Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings (1991). You can follow along with the score on-screen (full-screen mode recommended). Or you can follow with the text of the meditation, appearing on pp.52-56 in the printed book, 72-76 in the eBook. See: Google Books. This recording is a midi (computer) version without words. "See your forgiveness forever awaiting your return to your heart." –Stephen Levine -- With appreciation to: Stephen & Ondrea Levine and Anchor Books -- Please use this music and text to deepen the healing work of forgiveness.
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Justinrizzoweaver (2015/6/22)

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Misc. Notes Text © 1991-2013, Stephen Levine, Anchor Books, www.anchorbooks.com. Used with permission of Stephen & Ondrea Levine. • Music © 2013, assigned by composer to Stephen & Ondrea Levine, www.levinetalks.com. Used with permission.
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Work Title Forgiveness Meditation
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Composer Rizzo-Weaver, Justin
Key E-flat major (loosely: pan-diatonic)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 continuous movement marked "Slowly and very much not in strict time, with great openness and flexibility, dynamics and expression flowing from the text h = c. 40, ad libitum"
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2013
First Publication. 2015
Librettist Stephen Levine
Language English
Dedication For Corwin and Keagan and all children: "How can we be anything but loving?"
Average DurationAvg. Duration 33 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation SATB choir, adaptable to large or small choirs, optional divisi at end

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Text © 1991-2013, Stephen Levine, Anchor Books, www.anchorbooks.com - Used with permission of Stephen & Ondrea Levine • Music © 2013, assigned by composer to Stephen & Ondrea Levine, www.levinetalks.com - Used with permission.

Composer's statement: "This one is a long shot for the mind but a straight shot for the heart. It's the last work I've composed and feels like the last one I need to! Wondered what it would mean to experience music that might melt the walls down, like Daniel in the movie 'As It Is in Heaven' who yearned since childhood to create music that could open people's hearts... even one person's (mine?). This setting comes from the Forgiveness Meditation of Stephen Levine and was mentioned by the Levines on their Facebook site during their brief return to teaching via levinetalks.com... I know I had mixed motives for creating it: hoping to capture the Levines' attention and do something spiritually worthy: all that 'me-stuff' that just gets in the way of the deeper point. The musical result, in spite of me, has something to offer that I don't want to ignore and so I share it with you. Forgiveness is worth it."