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Michael Shapiro

Peace Variations For Solo Violin

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1 Theme  
2 Variation 1  
3 Variation 2  
4 Variation 3  
5 Variation 4  
6 Variation 5  
7 Variation 6  
8 Variation 7  
9 Variation 8  
10 Variation 9  
11 Variation 10  
12 Variation 11  
13 Variation 12  
14 Variation 13  
15 Variation 14  
16 Variation 15  
17 Variation 16  
18 Variation 17  
19 Variation 18  
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Peace Variations were written for the great virtuoso violinist Tim Fain and premiered in 2010 at the Meisel Loft in Soho, New York, City.  The customary Jewish greeting of Shalom Aleichem – Peace Be Unto You – is also memorialized in a traditional theme often used to greet the beginning of the Sabbath.  The music expresses a hope for universal peace that is the ultimate goal of Judaism and civilized living.  The Hebrew symbol of "Chai" or life or the number 18 are represented in an equivalent eighteen variations.  Yes, cherishing life is more important than anything else.  Those desires outlined in contrasting variations are abundantly nurtured by the expressivity of Tim's miraculous playing.

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