Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Edward P. Mascari (b. 1949), has composed a wide variety of orchestral, chamber, choral and pedagogical music. In addition to his work as a composer, he has been performing professionally for more than three decades and has spent nearly a quarter of a century as a private piano teacher.
Mr. Mascari is a graduate of Holy Cross College and holds Master of Music Degrees in both Jazz Studies and Classical Composition from New England Conservatory. He taught as a graduate assistant in the Theory Department at Boston University where he was enrolled in the doctoral program. His composition teachers have included William Thomas McKinley, Charles Fussell, Marjorie Merryman, and Lukas Foss.
Mr. Mascari has been the recipient of numerous commissions and awards, and his compositions have been performed and recorded in Europe as well as throughout the United States including premieres at Carnegie Recital Hall and at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.