Originally written for piano for four hands in 2003, this arrangement of Lift Up My Hands To You was premiered by the University of North Texas 12:00 Percussion Ensemble, conducted by the arranger, in April 2005. It has also been performed by Rutgers University, Ithaca College, Tennessee Tech University, University of Nevada (Reno), University of Delaware and the UNT Graduate Percussion Ensemble.
From the program notes by Peter Saleh:
If any narrative could be given to Lift Up My Hands To You, it could be one of a primitive percussive rite or of surrender to a darker side of humanity. Descriptive direction such as violently, agitato, and chaotic permeate the score to illustrate this intent to the performers, and in turn the audience. As they experience the piece unfolding, the audience may even question whether the players (and their instruments) will survive the performance!
Review in Percussive Notes, July 2014