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Unformatted text preview: My favorite part of Dead Man Walking was Act I, Scene I, immediately after the murder of the two teenagers. Sister Helen was teaching a whole group of school children a hymn entitled He Will Gather Us Around. The hymn defined the mentality of many characters in the opera and the outcome of their situations. Sister Helen used the phrase He Will Gather Us Around to comfort Joseph De Rocher when he discovered he will be executed. Scene I was my favorite because it was the most jubilant moment in the entire opera; school children are a symbol of innocence and happy memories. The mood of the performance was grim from that point on because Sister Helen received the letter from De Rocher and traveled to Angola State Prison. Overall, the production of Dead Man Walking was a performance well-worth viewing, on a musical and intellectual level....
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2008 for the course EMUS 1832 taught by Professor Nunez,dani during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.
- Fall '08