Composed by Yehudi Wyner. Choral. 8 pages. G. Schirmer #AMP 8245. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50489959).
Item Number: HL.50489959
ISBN 1423484835. 6.75x10.5 inches.
Based on a cantillation melody collected by the composer's father in the 1920s, this short work suggests ancient origins. The tonality reflects very little of the modes we often associate with oriental or Middle Eastern music. The melismas are restrained and discreet, and the prevailing atmosphere of the music is quietly loving, pure and exalted.