What is Peace? (from Movement 3)
What is Peace? (from Movement 3)

What is Peace? (from Movement 3)

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"What is Peace?" comes from movement 3 of "Tuvayhun - Beatitudes for a Wounded World" where it follows Matt 5:9, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."

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  • Voices: SATB or SSAA chorus
  • Duration: 3'50 minutes
  • Instrumentation: Unaccompanied or with harp/piano

World premiere 27 & 28 April 2018 at Angel Orensanz Center, New York City by the Manhattan Girls Chorus, Michelle Oesterle, Artistic Director.

European premiere 31 March 2019 at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway by the Nidaros Cathedral Girl’s Choir, Anita Brevik, Artistic Director.



Peace is not a silent state
That comes upon us from within—
Serene, detached, oblivious.

Peace is not a force like rain
That comes, unbidden, from above—
Gentle, enfolding, natural.

Peace is fire! Yes, peace is fire!
And peace is passion!
Peace requires a strength of will,
A certain courage, a heart of iron,
A force abiding to fulfill.

Peace is not a foregone fate;
For peace, like war, must be waged—
Mindfully, deliberately,
With arms ever ready,
And eyes wide open.

by Charles Anthony Silvestri


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The score includes harp or piano accompaniment.

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