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Voicing/Instrumentation: SA, ST, TB, 2 part choir, Duet, Young Women Voices
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Comments for this piece:
From Michael Jensen:
From Regina: Amazing! This is a beautiful variation that expresses beautifully this sacred occasion.
More about Jodie M. Jensen:
I live in Richmond, Texas, with my husband and 2 kids, where I serve as ward and stake choir director. I've always felt like there was music fighting to get out of me, but for some reason there was a block. Recently, to my great astonishment, the block has been removed, and the music has been flooding my mind ever since! I feel humbled by the power of music, and truly believe that it can touch hearts in a way words alone never can. When we choose to use that power for good, the power of the Spirit is magnified through our music.
Without fail, every time I hear the the story of the first vision, the Spirit confirms so profoundly to me that it is true! In this song, really wanted to capture the emotions of Joseph's experience. What would "the powers of sin assailing" feel like? And how does that contrast that with seeing "a shining, glorious pillar"? This arrangement has been a spiritual journey for me, as I've reconnected with deeply spiritual experiences I've had in the Sacred Grove, and tried to convey that Spirit through the music of this song.