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album art The 7th Bestowal
by Justin_Case and dirigent


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Released: Feb 1, 2008 | 3:50 PM
Category: Spiritual/Gospel
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 6.7 MB

Plays: 2712
Downloads: 22
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Friday

License: No derivative works allowed
Music: Justin
Vocals: Andreas and Ursula

I've been composing a suite of seven sacred songs about the life and times of Jesus Christ. This is the first song in that suite. "The 7th Bestowal" was inspired by the miracle of Jesus' divine birth and the great mystery of the Spirit bestowed in the flesh to reveal mankind's cosmic destiny with God.

I sent dirigent (Andreas) the music for this movement and Andreas sent me a vocal draft of the song a mere few days later with these words, "I asked my daughter Ursula to help me with the backing vocals and I used text-parts from the "Vespro della Beata Vergine" from Claudio Monteverdi and one of the poems I had found on your website."

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Deus ad adiuvandum me festina
(God, hasten and help me!)

Deus in adiutorium meum intende
(God, will you bestead me!)

Audi caelum verba mea
(Heaven, listen to my words!)

-C. Monteverdi

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The sun breaks through an endless stretch of clouds
just to shine on my face. I am grateful for its warmth.

I have kissed the snake and I am not ashamed.
His scales tilt in my favor.

-Justin Karpel

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I'm very pleased to present my first collaboration with Andreas! I must also give a huge THANKS to Andreas' 15-year-old daughter, Ursula, for joining us to realize this music; we could not have done it without you! I truly feel blessed to have an opportunity to work with such talented and enthusiastic singers here on iCompositions. And I'm also pleased to say there's another sacred song coming soon.

Ultimately, I hope for these songs to represent a personal and historical portrait of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. I plan to use the Christian scriptures, liturgical texts, the Urantia Book, and lesser known historical gospels of Christ (Essene, Gnostic, etc.) to portray a more universalized portrait of Jesus Christ--free from any one specific dogma or religious creed. The life of Jesus presents a compelling and timeless tale of spiritual growth and human values that I find very incredible to portray in music and song.

Enjoy listening! smiley

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soulima Artist

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What an interesting almagam of styles and references. Very hard to peg stylistically, which is a good thing! Sort of reminds me of a meld of Messiaen and The Sugar Cubes. Florid music. Excellent work!
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lot to absorb here...powerful imagery, excellent job

those harmonies are beautiful (and how often do you hear Latin anymore?) cool organ, too
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I expected firework, Andreas with daughter and Justin! Wow! It could be very explosive stuff. And it is absolutely superb! I almost turn religious listening to this smiley Heavenly and at the same time dramatic. Although I expected a grand finale, it ends a bit sudden, leaving me, hungry for more.
Great collab! Thank you!
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dirigent Artist

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Justin - I'm just sitting here with Ursula listening to the result smiley Very cool mix!!
All the stars for you! Great and amazing piece of music. Thanks for letting us take part, we enjoyed this collab.
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This is excellent, very enjoyable, delightful!
What a fusion of minds and skill!
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I'm glad you guys decided to work together! Wonderful sounds.
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marvellous collaboration, bravo !
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ddball Listener

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My wife has been repeating this title ever since she first met you, Justin. smiley

The piece is magnificent. Andreas's voice is brilliant, and Ursula, more Ursula Major than Ursula Minor, in cosmic terms. You have my thanks for the posting. smiley
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A fusion of creativity and exceptional skill...Magistral and spititual experience. Loved the backvox of Ursula. Fine collab.
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Wow!
This is so different, fresh and new to me!
I love when two talents meet each other here on iComp, because the result is always imprevisible.
Wonderful fussion of great voices and great music under a new concept.
Grandioso!

Hernan.

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Tribrix Artist

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I'm reminded of Arvo Part, listening to this, but I think it has more power and depth, for some reason. It's so beautiful (cliche, I know, but what can I say, it is). Thank you so much for sharing.
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Excellent choice Justin to collab with Andreas
this is grrande


Bravi
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This is Huge, a priceless piece of music, so sweeping and amazing congrates to all of you but mostly to you Justin for your forward looking creativity...Wonderful....
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Wonderful piece, very enjoyable. Well done to all of you.
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WOW, very excellent stuff!!!!! MAGNIFICO!


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This is really "MAJESTIC"!!! smiley
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This is really beautiful. Out of this world. A very professional and enchanting piece beyond any religious creed. Great job guys! smiley
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Bold and beautiful.
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It was a pure joy to put this movement together with Andreas and Ursula. This kind of response is both heart-warming and overwhelming. These songs are dedicated to anyone embarking on a religious or spiritual path. Be sincere and follow the Truth wherever it leads you. Art and music have always shown me the way. Peace be to you, fellow artists. ~Justin
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Wow, I Love This ... Very Deep and true to the worship behind it. So many colors painted on this canvas, this is a top notch collab, it does not get any better than this! Wow!

God Bless!
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9 years ago
randolf Moderator

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fabulous, listened x3 already. dirigent's voice & justin's unique soundscapes are already favourites that come together beautifully. the interplay with andreas' daughter is an unexpected lift. classic, nice to see some old time religion in a popular venue smiley
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georgeptingley Artist A nice musical and conceptual stretch for the iComp community. Congratulations to all three of you!
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Very powerful
Loving that distorted clav / guitar thing in there.
A religious experience indeed
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Two (well, three in this case) huge talents together, with something to say, and the will of sayin'it. The result is a masterpiece.
I love it, it's simply beautiful.

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Hey Ya'll,


One word - BRILLIANT!


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this is very cool smiley
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Very good stuff justin and co

tip top marks

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Wow. Wild and wicked. Goes out to the edge from the start and then hurtles out to the four corners of the musical universe. Excellent stuff. Glad I found this one.
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Deep and beautiful... Wonderful comp and brilliant vocals!! Great collab smiley
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you can't do this to us poor mortal beings, guys! ever since the two first notes, i got goosebumps and started to repent for all my sins, asking for pardon and mercy (and i'm an atheist!)! i swear this picks such deep strings in the soul it is almost scaring. so powerful, it reminds me of all the classical religious music i've heard. yet it is so modern, a very effective and most interesting fusion of old and new. how can one possibly comment such an enormous piece of art? everything in it is great and irresistible. i know i might sound too enthusiastic (and my friend andreas will say i must be more professional), but just can't help it!
Last edited by MIR, 9 years ago.
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Justin: you've melded your avant-garde style so beautifully with Andreas' (and Ursula's -- what a treat!) amazing vocals. This is indeed a powerful work, blending classic with contemporary, but never straying from the subject matter. Bravissimo!
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Justin and Andreas, Audite verba mea..You are GREAT.


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I am so impressed by your religious music (the other song of yours I favorited was Dies Moyuba)and been hoping you would write more in this genre. The vocals on this new song are astounding as is your music working together to lift thought to lofty levels.

Would you share with me your inspiration for the music and the vocals in this song? Does Santero even believe in Jesus Christ or are you drawing from some other source?

KEEP IT UP ALL THREE OF YOU!!!!!


Orituto (listener)
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It let me think to Giotto's Fresco in Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padova. Painting and music for the beautifulst novel of the history.
Tankyou very much for sharing.
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Dramatic stuff, very cool too.
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Superb
I'm speechless!
A mix of Greorian music and the Moody Blues.
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Beautiful.

-borris
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Thanks for listening! I am honored and grateful for your time and comments.

ohlanda, I also love the sacred paintings of Giotto as well--thanks for reminding me of them! Orituto, I appreciate your listens--this piece doesn't have a specific connection to Santeria like "Dies Moyuba." MIR, it was my hope that atheists and people of any religion could listen to and appreciate these songs purely for their musical value. If you are a faithful follower of Jesus, great! If not, just enjoy the music.

(Added the following to the song description too...)
Ultimately, I hope for these songs to represent a personal and historical portrait of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. I plan to use the Christian scriptures, liturgical texts, the Urantia Book, and lesser known historical gospels of Christ (Essene, Gnostic, etc.) to portray a more universalized portrait of Jesus Christ--free from any one specific dogma or religious creed. The life of Jesus presents a compelling and timeless tale of spritual growth and human values that I find very incredible to portray in music and song.

Wishing you all the best,
~Justin
Last edited by Justin_Case, 9 years ago.
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Justin, this is really very beautiful. It's a lovely composition and Andreas and Ursula have made it wonderfully ethereal. I enjoyed this very much! Chella : )
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Wow. I am floored by this. - Jeff
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Just wanted to say thank you to each one who stopped by, listened and commented. Such an overwhelming echo - Ursula and I are very happy that you liked Justin's music and our contribution smiley Thank you for your time,
Andreas
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yes ... definitely

I wished to hear Andreas singing on such a music ... guitars, organs, bells ... Andreas sings incredible and Ursula really makes a difference ... I love the song, can't comment, just can't find anything I don't love

and you Justin ... dear Justin ... this is an incredible composition .. really touched me ... I'm not really religious, but the music is beautiful and moving and that's everything that matters to me. You , your soul and your hands created incredible music

thank you
thanks to the 3 of you

marin

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Fascinated!!!
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nice work ...very spiritual
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Original and brilliantly composed and beautifully sung! Wonderful collab everyone!
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I don't know if I'm the only person who thinks this, but this song sounds harrowingly tragic. It's beautiful in its sorrow, and for me, is a lamentation for the ages. I love the many, many instruments coming together, almost at random, to bring about such a profoundly powerful piece.

This is magic, gentlemen and lady. The composition is daring but successful, and the voices are as rich in emotion as they are powerful and resounding.

(Applause)
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I find this one very contemplative. The voices sound so rich here and Andreas' performance is so passionate!
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byHeart Artist The whole work is quite beautiful, from the heart and therefore very compelling. Thank you!!
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Dude, you kissed the snake. smiley

Did he kiss back? smiley)

Anyway, nice work! Like Arvo Part maybe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJi10uIizcI&feature=related
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Thanks all. I know Part's work very well, enkibumbu. Spiritual subjects handled with lush minimalism. Indeed Part has inspired me many a time to reach a deep, faith-constructed kingdom within. Have you heard Part's Te Deum? I think it's one of his best religious works. Penderecki also has inspired me with his electic take on "sacred music" employing a very expressionistic and modern orchestral harmonic explorations into spiritual/biblical subjects.

Much gratitude to all those who have stopped by and enjoyed this collabortative project. Parts 3 and 4 are coming soon. smiley

~Justin
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Brilliant!!!!!!!!!
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