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Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit


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Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit

Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit
DSL-92182
Artist: Essential Voices USA - Judith Clurman, conductor
Genre: Choral
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Sono Luminus proudly presents this truly beautiful and unique collection of choral music by Essential Voices USA under the direction of Judith Clurman.

Judith Clurman combines the expertise born of thirty years as a prominent conductor with memories of her own childhood in synagogue and an intimate knowledge of this poignant repertoire to create the unique recording Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit. The recording introduces exciting arrangements of traditional songs that represent the Jewish holidays and life cycle events: from the centerpiece Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah, a cycle for chorus, soloists and orchestra that premiered at Carnegie Hall, to the 19th-century lyrical classicism of Louis Lewandowski and Emanuel Kirschner, to works by folk artist Debbie Friedman, cantor composer Bruce Ruben, and Canadian composer Ben Steinberg. The recording also features important new works, among them a minimalist setting of Set Me as a Seal by Nico Muhly, Larry Hochman’s Shomeir Yisrael, and Paul Schoenfield’s Al Hanisim, all written for Judith. The recording features the singers of Essential Voices USA, soloists Ron Raines, Bruce Ruben and Michael Slattery, and renowned guest instrumentalists, including composers Larry Hochman and Paul Schoenfield accompanying their own works.

This amazing mix of tradition and modern compositions and arrangments is masterfuly delivered by this fabulous chorus, and captured by Multi-GRAMMY® award winning producer David Frost. This album follows the highly acclaimed patriotic masterpiece Celebrating The American Spirit (DSL-92162) which features the song cycle “Sing Out Mr. President

Performers:

Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, conductor
Ron Raines
Bruce Ruben
Michael Slattery

Composers:

Louis Lewandowski
Debbie Friedman
Nico Steinberg
Solomon Braslavsky
Larry Hochman


Tracks:

1. ENOSH Louis Lewandowski, adapted by Larry Hochman
2. OSEH SHALOM Debbie Friedman, arranged by Sally Lamb McCune
3. SET ME AS A SEAL Nico Muhly
4. V’ERASTICH LI Ben Steinberg
5. M’CHALKEIL CHAYIM* Solomon Braslavsky, arranged by Bruce Ruben
6. SONGS OF FREEDOM: A CELEBRATION OF CHANUKAH Traditional Melodies, arranged by Larry Hochman, Judith Clurman, Brian Stokes Mitchell
7. TZADIK KATAMAR Emanuel Kirschner
8. KADEISH URCHATZ* Babylonian Chant
9. CIRCLE OF LIFE Bruce Ruben, arranged by Larry Hochman
10. BORUCH ATE ZINGT DER TATE Solomon Golub, arranged by Zalmen Mlotek
11. AL HANISIM Paul Schoenfield
12. MEDITATION Larry Hochman
13. SHOMEIR YISRAEIL Larry Hochman
14. HAN’SHAMA LACH* Traditional Melody



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