T U V A Y H U N

Beatitudes for a Wounded World

A moving and innovative 80-minute work based on the

Beatitudes, with a message of inclusion, trust, kindness,

compassion, humanity, and mutual respect.

A hybrid work of classical, jazz, and world music for SATB or SSAA chorus

by Kim André Arnesen & Charles Anthony Silvestri.

Voices

SATB or SSAA chorus with divisi

Solo child soprano

Solo alto (as the mother)

Solo baritone (as Jesus)

Instruments (11 players)

Flutes

Hammered dulcimer/cimbalom (or guitar)

Harp

Percussion (2 players)

Strings (1-1-1-2-1, if amplified)

Choreography

The world premiere included choreography and scenography. This is not necessary for the performance but using such elements can substantiate the message of the texts and the work's dramaturgy. 

Duration

80 minutes

Michelle Oesterle

Commissioner and Artistic Director of the Manhattan Girls Chorus

An immersive experience engaging both the participants and the audience at a deep emotional level.

James Meaders

Vox Anima, London

What a timely rendering of these ancient words that have been given to us by the masterful artistry of Arnesen and Silvestri. Evocative, captivating, sanguine, and stirring. Indifference is challenged in every moment on a deep level.

Anita Brevik

Artistic Director of the 

Nidaros Cathedral Girls' Choir

Tuvayhun has had a deep impact on us all. Never before have our singers so coherent and clearly expressed how much a work has moved them.

Perusal scores and libretto
SATB
SSAA
 
Libretto
Performance and program notes
Movements published as stand-alone pieces