Max Halperin ~ “Sea of Reeds”

This video was created by Akropolis as part of a residency at West Chester University featuring the premiere of 7 new works by West Chester University students.

A note from composer Max Halperin:

“The Red Sea (Arabic: البحر ا لأحمر Al Baḥr al aḥmar, Hebrew: Yam Soof ים סוף or HaYam HaAdom הים האדום) is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. Its connection to the ocean is in the south, through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. To its north lie the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez (leading to the Suez Canal). It is underlain by the Red Sea Rift, which is part of the Great Rift Valley. T

he Red Sea has a surface area of roughly 438,000 km2 (169,100 mi2), is about 2250 km (1398 mi) long, and — at its widest point — 355 km (220.6 mi) wide. It has an average depth of 490 m (1,608 ft), and in the central Suakin Trough it reaches its maximum depth of 3,040 m (9,970 ft).

The Red Sea also has extensive shallow shelves, noted for their marine life and corals. The sea is the habitat of over 1,000 invertebrate species and 200 types of soft and hard coral. It is the world’s northernmost tropical sea, and has been designated a Global 200 ecoregion.”

-Wikipedia, “Red Sea”

“And the descendants of Israel went through the sea on dry land, and the water was a wall to them, on their right and on their left.” -Exodus 14:22

“Then Moses and the descendants of Israel sang this song to G-d, and they said ‘I will sing to the Lord, for G-d has triumphed greatly; horse and buggy have been thrown into the sea.” – Exodus 15:1

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