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Sufjan Stevens

The Transfiguration (4:56)

The final track of Sufjan Stevens' overtly religious album Seven Swans (2004), "The Transfiguration" touches upon the Biblical events leading up to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ as described in the Gospel of Matthew (chapter 17, verses 1-12).

Utilizing a simple arrangement of strumming banjo and delicate vocal phrasing, the melody alternates between major and minor chords while developing exponentially with increasing…

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When He took the three disciples
To the mountainside to pray
His countenance was modified
His clothing was aflame

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