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Nov. 4 2018: “Let peace then still the strife” by Mack Wilberg

Today’s Music: The anthem this morning is a reprise of Mack Wilberg’s very stirring piece, “Let peace then still the strife.” The particular uplifting quality of this work stems partly from the melody, which is partly in Lydian mode, a scale with the fourth note raised a half step (fa in the do-re-mi scale), and has a leap of an octave right near the beginning. Wilberg also uses block harmonic shifts, which lends a sort of grand feel to it. David Boelzner