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HEBRAIC & JEWISH
I am the son of a noted Talmudic scholar and Rabbi and was raised in a devout, Orthodox Jewish environment. The songs my family sang at the Sabbath table as well as the cantorial music I heard in the synagogue during my early years (including performances by many famous cantors) were my first and most impressionable musical experiences. These are my musical roots.

As I matured, my intense interest and activities in the field of Jewish music progressed. I gradually gained experience in the field of Jewish music as a synagogue choir director, cantor and teacher of Jewish music and as a student of cantorial music at Yeshiva University as well as the Theological Seminary of America.

Later, as part of my requirements for my M.A. degree in music composition at Rutgers University, New Brunswick I composed an extensive symphonic work called EZK’ROH
( “I Remember”) based upon a legendary nigun ( a religious Hebrew song) composed by the sainted Modzitzer Rebbe, Rabbi Israel Taub. In 1980 EZK’ROH was performed with great success in Oakland under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay.

After EZK’ROH I produced an abundance of Jewish music, including two holocaust memorial symphonies, 301 Chassidic songs and recently my two Yiddish operas, PAGIEL & BATHSHEVA and RACHEL, portions of which have been performed at various venues in Berkeley California.

Jewish music influences permeate all of my creative work as a composer.






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    • 101 Nigunim - Sixteen Songs
      • Y 'Min Hashem               listen with Flash player
      • Nigun Waltz               listen with Flash player
      • K'ayil Ta-arog               listen with Flash player
      • Nigun Rikud               listen with Flash player
      • Nigun Waltz               listen with Flash player
      • Hashem, Lo Gova Libi               listen with Flash player
      • Hinei Ma Tov               listen with Flash player
      • Kel Echod               listen with Flash player
      • Emor L'Nafshi               listen with Flash player
      • Derochecho Hashem               listen with Flash player
      • Tov V'yashar               listen with Flash player
      • Vosik               listen with Flash player
      • Mikolos Mayim               listen with Flash player
      • Ki Nicham               listen with Flash player
      • Eso Einai               listen with Flash player
      • Achake Lo               listen with Flash player
      • Psalms of Supplication from The Psalms of David
      • Seven Songs from Twelve Songs for Baritone & Piano
        • Psalm 6               listen with Flash player
        • Psalm 86               listen with Flash player
        • Psalm 25               listen with Flash player
        • Psalm 27               listen with Flash player
        • Psalm 61               listen with Flash player
        • Psalm 130               listen with Flash player
        • Psalm 30               listen with Flash player