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Compassion by Lior & Nigel Westlake

Written by on August 17, 2015 in Speaker Papers with 0 Comments

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This paper offers some background to the award winning song cycle Compassion.

Compassion is a song cycle for voice and orchestra by Lior Attar and Nigel Westlake.

It was premiered at the Sydney Opera House on the 6th of September, 2013 by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, featuring soloist Lior Attar and conducted by Nigel Westlake.

The work is in 7 sections (or movements) :

1. ‘Sim Shalom’ – ‘Grant Peace’

2. „Eize Hu Chacham’ ? – ‘ Who is Wise’ ?

3. ‘La Yu’minu’- ‘Until You Love Your Brother’

4. ‘Inna Rifqa’ – ‘The Beauty Within’

5. ‘Al Takshu L’vavchem’ – ‘Don’t Harden Your Hearts’

6. ‘Ma Wadani Ahadun’ – ‘Until the End of Time’

7. ‘Avinu Malkeinu’ -‘Hymn of Compassion’

The work draws from the rich worlds of Islam and Judaism to present a collection of profound and poetic messages surrounding the idea of compassion between human beings.

Lior is one of Australia’s most successful singer-songwriters, renowned for his beautiful voice and songs that radiate truth and sincerity and Nigel Westlake is one of Australia’s most respected composers.

We hope you enjoy their speaker paper from Happiness & Its Causes 2015.


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