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The Good Fence

Blake R. Henson

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Vocal Forces: SSAATTBB, Solos

Accompaniment: Organ

Separate Instruments: Trumpet I in B-flat, Trumpet I in C, Trumpet II in B-flat, Trumpet II in C, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani

Text Source: Allah uh Akbar; Kyrie eleison; Adon olam (Jewish hymn); Lux aeterna; Yuriduna anyuttufiu (Qur'an—Sura 9:32); Agnus Dei; Isaiah 2:4

Series: Evoking Sound, Evoking Sound

Difficulty Level: D


A serious choral work for eight mixed voices, organ, brass quintet, and timpani on texts in Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, and English. The vocal score is 19 pages 219 measures in length. Composition began on 9/11/01, and the work was published for the tenth anniversary of the events of that day. It's a work that calls for peace through unity and pluralism. The title refers to a fence along the Israeli-Lebanon border on which the flags of both countries fly over a plaque containing Isaiah 2:4 inscribed in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. 

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Topical: Diversity, Peace

Bible Reference: Isaiah 2:4

Number of Pages: 24

Language: Arabic; English; Greek; Hebrew; Latin

Format: Octavo

Discipline: Choir