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By Mara Measor 1 Chronicles 15:1–29
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Acclaimed singer/songwriter Mara Measor explores the theme of "Dancing" from 1 Chronicles 15 in this work.

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Year
2013
Written, Composed, Performed
Mara Measor
Artist Curtated by
Spark+Echo Arts

Scripture

1 Chronicles 15:1–29

(2 Samuel 6.12-23)

1 And David made him houses in the city of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent. 2 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites: for them hath the Lord chosen to carry the ark of God, and to minister unto him for ever. 3 And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the Lord unto his place, which he had prepared for it. 4 And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites: 5 of the sons of Kohath; U´ri-el the chief, and his brethren a hundred and twenty: 6 of the sons of Mera´ri; Asai´ah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty: 7 of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, and his brethren a hundred and thirty: 8 of the sons of Eliza´phan; Shemai´ah the chief, and his brethren two hundred: 9 of the sons of Hebron; El´i-el the chief, and his brethren fourscore: 10 of the sons of Uz´zi-el; Ammin´adab the chief, and his brethren a hundred and twelve. 11 And David called for Zadok and Abi´athar the priests, and for the Levites, for U´ri-el, Asai´ah, and Joel, Shemai´ah, and El´i-el, and Ammin´adab, 12 and said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it. 13 For because ye did it not at the first, the Lord our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order. 14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel. 15 And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded, according to the word of the Lord.

16 And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy. 17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechi´ah; and of the sons of Mera´ri their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushai´ah; 18 and with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechari´ah, Ben, and Ja-a´zi-el, and Shemir´amoth, and Jehi´el, and Unni, Eli´ab, and Benai´ah, and Ma-asei´ah, and Mattithi´ah, and Eliph´eleh, and Miknei´ah, and O´bed–e´dom, and Je-i´el, the porters. 19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass; 20 and Zechari´ah, and Az´i-el, and Shemir´amoth, and Jehi´el, and Unni, and Eli´ab, and Ma-asei´ah, and Benai´ah, with psalteries on Al´amoth; 21 and Mattithi´ah, and Eliph´eleh and Miknei´ah, and O´bed–e´dom, and Je-i´el, and Azazi´ah, with harps on the Shem´inith to excel. 22 And Chenani´ah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful. 23 And Berechi´ah and Elka´nah were doorkeepers for the ark. 24 And Shebani´ah, and Jehosh´aphat, and Nethan´e-el, and Ama´sai, and Zechari´ah, and Benai´ah, and Eli-e´zer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and O´bed–e´dom and Jehi´ah were doorkeepers for the ark.

25 So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the house of O´bed–e´dom with joy. 26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams. 27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenani´ah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen. 28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps.

29 And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the Lord came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.

Artist
Mara Measor

Mara Measor

From the Artist

Through my songs, I seek to gently transport people from where they are to where they might not have been before. Places of introspection, provocation, memory; places accessible only through melodies.

Biography
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mara Measor is half-British and half-Chinese but you wouldn’t guess it when you hear her. After high-school she spent a year working and singing in Ethiopia and now performs as an indie singer-songwriter in NYC. [...] Read More

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mara Measor is half-British and half-Chinese but you wouldn’t guess it when you hear her. After high-school she spent a year working and singing in Ethiopia and now performs as an indie singer-songwriter in NYC.

She was featured as “One to Watch” in Audrey Magazine, and her bilingual song “I want to Love You” recorded live on a Hong Kong TV Channel RTHK was shortly selected as a Best of the Year performance in 2012. She has played in NYC venues including Joe’s Pub, the Bitter End, Caffe Vivaldi and the Museum of Chinese in America. She has also sang in Shanghai and South Korea.

Mara graduated with an acting degree from NYU Tisch. She has appeared on TV (Blue Bloods, CBS), off-Broadway shows and starred in numerous independent films.

She is currently a recording artist at Good Mood Records, where she works in collaboration with Emmy-Award winning producer and composer Jamie Lawrence. Her debut album “Mara” will be released August 2013. www.marameasor.com  

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