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    Peniel - Ball, E

    This work is not intended to actually portray in music the events described in Genesis, Chapter 32, although the varying moods were evoked by a re-reading of the story. However, the following sequence of ideas may sometimes prove useful in presenting the work to audiences.Under Divine compulsion, Jacob sets out with Family, retainers, servants and cattle, to return to his homeland (Introduction and Sections 1 – 3).He is brought news of possible attack by his estranged brother Esau (Sections 4 – 6).Jacob seeks guidance in a lone vigil and, wrestling with a divine visitor, at last wins acceptance at the place he names Peniel—The Prince of God. He goes forward with his people and becomes reconciled with Esau (Section 12 to the end).Eric BallDuration 9 mins

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