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Expressive contemporary idiom incorporating Jewish folk and liturgical elements
Vocal & Musical Forces
4 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo-sopranos, 4 Tenors, 2 Baritones, 1 Bass-baritone. Orchestra: 2 flutes (both doubling piccolo, one doubling alto flute), oboe (EH, oboe d'amore), 2 clarinets (one doubling E-flat, one doubling contrabassoon), French horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 3 percussion (xylophone, vibraphone, 3 timpani, bass drum, tom-toms, cymbals, chimes, etc.), 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, contrabass; piano; pre-recorded shofar sounds
Members of Lyric Opera Center for American Artists: sopranos Alicia Berneche, Elena Kolganova, Robin Blitch Wiper; mezzo-sopranos Buffy Baggott, Jessie Raven; tenors James Cornelison, Stanley Jackson, Misha Royzen; baritones William Andrew Stuckey, Kirk Walker; bass-baritone Mark McCrory. Guest artists: soprano Mary Jane Kania and tenor Matthew Polenzani.