mixed chorus, baritone solo (1989) 35′, seven movements
excerpt: M’Yamim Nora’im (1989) 17′, two movements
excerpt: An Inculcation, a Sermon, and a Prayer (1989) 15′, three movements
lyrics from various sources
published by Sweet Child Music
- Selected for the Words and Music Conference, Indiana University, 1994
This is a large-scale cantata for baritone solo with chorus accompaniment (a cappella). The texts are drawn from various cultures and eras, and are all ruminations about facing final judgment upon death. It is thus rather dramatic, and is also fairly difficult. The two groups of excerpts are shorter and simpler to present, yet they make a similar dramatic impact.