Days of Awe and Rejoicing:
Radiant Gems of Jewish Music

This recording is a treasury of unique and poignant Jewish music, from hallowed chants and High Holiday prayers to luminous, heartfelt works by today’s composers.  Highlights include works by Pulitzer Prize-winner Shulamit Ran, Robert Applebaum, Max Janowski and Louis Lewandowski, as well as Stacy Garrop’s joyous “Hava Nagila,” commissioned by Chicago a cappella.

"exacting musicianship and palpable enthusiasm" —Chicago Tribune

"…a marvelous CD… not only beautiful but even inspiring. It really doesn’t get any better than this. Very highly recommended."Jewish Post & Opinion

"Everything is sung with affection and a touching sense of surrender to the emotional richness of the music." —American Record Guide
 

Days of Awe and Rejoicing Album Cover

Track Listing

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Shalom Aleichem
Traditional Eastern European, attrib. Rabbi Isaac of Vorke
Psalm 112:  Hal’luyah, ashrei ish yarei et-Adonai
Salamone Rossi
Im ein ani li mi li?
Robert Applebaum
Hineni
Joseph Kurland, arr. Max Janowski
Uri Tzafon
Dov Carmel, arr. Yehezkel Braun
Four Motets: Hateh Hashem ozn’cha aneyni
Paul Schoenfield
Four Motets: Sameach nefesh avdecha
Paul Schoenfield
Four Motets: B’yom tzarati ekra’eka
Paul Schoenfield
Four Motets: Horeyni darkecha
Paul Schoenfield
Shehecheyanu
Jonathan Miller
Uvashofar Gadol Yitaka
Joel Feig
Reader’s Kaddish from the N’ilah Service
Traditional chant, arr. Max Janowski
Hava Nagila
Stacy Garrop
Shirim L’Yom Tov (Four Festive Songs): Shiru l’Adonai
Shulamit Ran
Shirim L’Yom Tov (Four Festive Songs): Yom ha-Shishi
Shulamit Ran
Shirim L’Yom Tov (Four Festive Songs): Ma Tovu
Shulamit Ran
Shirim L’Yom Tov (Four Festive Songs): Hatzneia Lechet
Shulamit Ran
Avinu Malkeynu
Max Janowski, arr. Patrick Sinozich
Ashamnu
Traditional Yom Kippur liturgy
Hal’luyah (Psalm 150)
Louis Lewandowski
Oseh Shalom
Nurit Hirsh, arr. Elaine Broad Ginsberg
Kiddush
Traditional Shabbat melody

Additional Details

Chicago a cappella Records CAC2006
Running time: 64:31
Includes 32-page booklet with notes, texts and translations
Recorded at Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston, IL
Music Director and Producer: Patrick Sinozich
Artistic Director and Diction Coach: Jonathan Miller
Engineer: Christopher Willis

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