Three Songs (2010)

Sheet Music

        I. שפך - "Shaphak" (To pour out)
        II. ירא - "Yare" (To stand in awe of)
        III. להלל - "Halal" (To praise)

Instrumentation: flute (doubling piccolo), oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, (doubling soprano and tambourine), bassoon, horn, 4 violins, 2 viola (1 doubling tambourine), 2 celli

Duration:  ca. 14 min.  

Premiere: August 26, 2010, Helsinki Vanha kirkko; Halo Ensemble

Program Notes:

It is widely accepted that antiphonal singing originated in ancient Israelite culture. These three
"songs without words" find their inspiration from descriptive Hebrew verbs found in the
psalms of the Hebrew Bible, and continue the exciting and wondrous tradition.


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