Sleep softly now (2013)

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SATB Chorus, Unaccompanied – 6 min. total (5 1/2 min. with opt. cut)

Words Anonymous (Late 14th Century)
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Adon Olam (2012)

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SATB and Piano – 6 min. total

Winner, Delaware Valley Chorale’s Competition for Young Choral Composers (2013)

Words attributed to Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021 – 1058)
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Two Prayers for the Sabbath Evening (2011)

Transcontinental Music Publications (www.transcontinentalmusic.com), Catalog No.993489
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Cantor, SATB Chorus, and Piano – 9 1/2 min. total

The Guild of Temple Musicians
Young Composer’s Award, 2011-2012

I. V’shamru – 4 1/2 min.

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Shemot 31:16-17

V’shamru v’nei yisrael et HaShabbat,
laasot et HaShabbat l’dorotam b’rit olam.
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.

 

The people of Israel shall keep Shabbat,
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.

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Winner, the American Choral Directors Association,
Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Composition Contest (2011)

Job 25:2

Oseh shalom bimromav,
hu yaaseh shalom aleinu
v’al kol Yisrael, v’imru: Amen.

May the One who causes peace to reign in the high heavens
let peace descend on us
and on all Israel, and let us say: Amen.

 

May the Words of My Mouth (2010)

ECS Publishing (ecspublishing.com), Catalog No.8031
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SATB Chorus – 3 1/2 min.
Winner, The National Lutheran Choir,
25th Anniversary Choral Composition Competition, 2011

Psalm 19: 15

Yihiyu leratson imrei-fi
vehegyon libi lefanecha
Adonai tsuri vegoali: Amen.

May the words of my mouth,
and the meditations of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight,
O God, my rock, and my redeemer. Amen.

 

Psalm of Praise (2008)

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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
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Psalm 130: 1, 2, 8

De profundis clamavi ad te Domine:
Domine, exaudi vocem meam.
Fiant aures tuae intendentes
In vocem deprecationis meae.
Et ipse redimet Israel
Ex omnibus iniquitatibus eius.

Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears consider well
The voice of my supplication.
And he shall redeem Israel
From all their iniquities.

 

V’shamru (2007)

SATB Choir and Cantor – 3 min.
For Cantor Emmanuel Perlman’s 10th Anniversary as Cantor at Chizuk Amuno Synagogue, Baltimore, Maryland.
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Mussaf Kedushah (2004)

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TTBB Choir and Cantor – 3 ½ min.
To Cantor Moshe Taube, Maurice “Tido” Braunstein, and the Beth Shalom Choir of Pittsburgh.
Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Student Composer Project Winner
Performed at Shalshelet’s Second International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music

Isaiah 6:3

Kadosh! Kadosh! Kadosh! Adonai ts-va-ot, 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.

Holy, Holy, Holy, 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.