Two Prayers for the Sabbath Evening (2011)
Cantor, SATB Chorus, and Piano 9 min. total
The Guild of Temple Musicians
Young Composer’s Award, 2011-2012
I. V’shamru 4 min.
laasot et HaShabbat l’dorotam
Beini u’vein b’nei Yisrael
ot hi l’olam,
ki sheishet yamim asah Adonai
et hashamayim v’et haaretz,
u’vayom hashvi-i shavat vayinafash.
observing Shabbat throughout the ages
as a covenant for all time.
Between Me and the people of Israel,
it is a sign for all time.
For in six days Adonai made
heaven and earth,
and of the seventh day God ceased from work
and was refreshed.
II. Oseh Shalom 5 min.
The American Choral Directors Association,
Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Composition Contest
hu yaaseh shalom aleinu
v’al kol Yisrael, v’imru: Amen.
let peace descend on us
and on all Israel, and let us say: Amen.
May the Words of My Mouth (2010)
SATB Chorus 3 1/2 min.
Winner, The National Lutheran Choir,
25th Anniversary Choral Composition Competition, 2011
Psalm 19: 15
vehegyon libi lefanecha
Adonai tsuri vegoali:
and the meditations of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight,
O God, my rock, and my redeemer.
Psalm of Praise (2008)
SSAATTBB Choir 5 min.
For the 150th Anniversary of Church of the Advent of Christ the King,
San Francisco, California
Psalm 51: 15
Adonai, sefatai’ tiftach’, ufi’ yagid’ tehilate’cha.
Domine, labia mea aperiēs: et os meum annuntiabit laudem tuam.
O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
De Profundis (2008)
SATB Choir 3 min.
For Church of the Advent of Christ the King, San Francisco, CA
Psalm 130: 1, 2, 8
Domine, exaudi vocem meam.
Fiant aures tuae intendentes
In vocem deprecationis meae.
Et ipse redimet Israel
Ex omnibus iniquitatibus eius.
Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears consider well
The voice of my supplication.
And he shall redeem Israel
From all their iniquities.
SATB Choir and Cantor 3 min.
For Cantor Emmanuel Perlman’s 10th Anniversary as Cantor at Chizuk Amuno Synagogue, Baltimore, Maryland
V’sham’ru v’nei Yisarel et haShabbat laasot et haShabbat l’dorotam b’rit olam
And the Children of Yisrael shall keep the Sabbath, to make the Sabbath an eternal covenant for their generations.
Benei uvein benei Yisarel ot hi l’olam ki sheshet yamim asah Hashem et hashamayim v’et ha-aretz uvayom hash’vi’i shavat vayinafash
Between Me and the Children of Yisrael it is a sign forever that in six days Hashem made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.
Mussaf Kedushah (2004)
TTBB Choir and Cantor 3 ½ min.
Dedicated to Cantor Moshe Taube, Maurice “Tido” Braunstein, and the member of the Beth Shalom Choir, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Student Composer Project Winner
Shalshelet Second International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music
m’lo kol ha-aretz k’vodo.
K’vodo malei olam,
m’shar’tav sho-alim zeh la-zeh
ayei m’kum k’vodo.
L’umatam baruch yomeiru:
Baruch kavod Adonai mim’komo.
Mim’komo hu yifen b’rachamim,
v’yachon am ham’yachadim sh’mo;
erev vavoker, b’chawl yom tamid,
pa-amayim b’ahava sh’ma omrim:
Shema Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echod.
Lord God of Hosts
heaven and earth are full of thy glory.
His glory fills the universe,
his ministering angels ask one another
“Where is his glorious place?”
They say to one another: Blessed
Blessed be the glory of the Lord from his abode.
From his abode may he turn with compassion,
and be gracious to the people who acclaim his oneness;
evening and morning, twice every day,
and with tender affection recite the shema:
Hear Oh Israel, The Lord Our God, The Lord is One.