|I first met Joyce
when she joined the choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in
Falls Church, Virginia; I was Choirmaster. We were married
five years later.
profession was music; performer, conductor and teacher, and
music for worship played a large part in our lives. In
deciding on a memorial for Joyce, I remembered my impression of
the 150th Psalm in the Israel Lounge of the J. F. Kennedy Center
for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. That along
with my own experience with instrumental music, both ancient and
contemporary, led me to commissioning this painting. I met
with the pastor, president of the congregation and head of the
Arts Committee, and my project was approved.
I phoned Beverly Macy, an
artist in Homer, Alaska, who was Joyce's cousin. After
explaining what I wanted, I sent her many pages of research
material on old instruments, etc....much of which friend Rabbi
Daniel Weiner sent to me.
After many consulting phone
calls, Beverly fully understood my goal and created this
marvelous tribute to her cousin.
My second inspiration for
choosing this medium was recognizing the importance that music
plays in the life of this congregation; and old timers tell me
it has always been so. So it is with great joy for me to
have this painting given to the people of Trinity Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
4 March 2008
- Moses was instructed by
10, to call the assembly by blowing either one silver
(a simple blowing), or together "teru՝ah"
(a sounding of an alarm)
- David blowing the Shofar
- Modern Flute, Clarinet,
- Palestinian Shepherd's
- David's Harp was a "kinnor".
The first musical instrument mentioned in the bible,
was the Harp and Flute. David's was made of cypress
- Ancient Ram Horn
- Joyce Mitchell's Guitar
- Ancient Trumpet
- Gilbert Mitchell's Trumpet
- 1 Chronicles 15:16 David
formed a Levite Orchestra and Choir. Consisting of
4,000 instruments to supply musicians for the Holy Temple
- Ancient Harp
- A Bedouin Harp
- A Ram's Horn, the Trumpet
of Ancient Israel
- Gilbert h. Mitchell's
- Miriam-elder, sister of
Moses and Aaron, sang and danced with joy in triumph at the
crossing of the Red Sea.
- Timbrel, Exodus 15:20, and
Miriam took a timbrel in her hand.
- Elamite Musicians with
harps and double pipes relief.
- Ancient Horn
- Double Pipes
- Eastern Cymbals
- French Horn
- Howard Hedge's Trombone
- Ancient Trumpets made of
copper and silver
- An Ancient Harp "Nevel"
- An Assyrian Musicians