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Resting in the Peace of His Hands

John Gibson

Resting in the Peace of His Hands This evocative composition by John Gibson is a tribute to German artist Kaethe Kollwitz (1867-1945) and her art. It expresses the remarkable sense of peace the composer felt upon viewing Kollwitz’s sculpture bearing the same name in Harvard's Busch - Reisinger Museum. Kollwitz lost her son in World War I and her grandson in World War II.

John Gibson has composed for band, orchestra, chorus, percussion ensemble and musical theatre. He is currently resident composer for the Dallas Wind Symphony.

Last updated on July 22, 2013 by Palatine Concert Band