Jerusalem's Vision of Peace
Inspired by the signing of the peace treaty between Palestine and Israel in 1993, Ms. Laurence has combined three tunes from the three traditions that are seeking peace in the Middle East. An unnamed Jewish tune begins the medley which progresses to the Christian, English hymn, "Jerusalem." An optional middle eastern drum part introduces the Palestinian song, "We Shall Return." In the final sections all three tunes are combined in a harmonious whole.