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'Amud Ha-esh, Pillar of Fire: Epitaph for Yitzhak Rabin

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Charles Davidson

For soprano, baritone, chamber choir, accordion and piano. English and Hebrew texts. Solo parts in dramatic style. Simple choral arrangements of Israeli songs sung during Israel's wars are used as background. 30 minutes.

 

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Ad Ana Bechiyah Betziyon

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Charles Davidson
Here is an innovative Ma'ariv for Tish'ah BeAv, in print for the first time.
For years, the American approach to the evening service for the 9th of Av, long promulgated by the Ramah Camps, has been to "speak the liturgy," even though the practise of European prayer-leaders was to "sing" this service in a low voice. We know from source books that this practice was long held in the Ashkenazi communities of Europe.

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Ani L'Dodi

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Charles Davidson

A lyrical setting in English from Shir Hashirim. Solo medium voice and keyboard.

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Die Mama iz Gegange

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Charles Davidson

A lively setting of this humorous text from the 1920's. In Yiddish, for baritone and piano.

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I Never Saw Another Butterfly

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Charles Davidson

With over 4,000 performances since its first printing, this musical memorial to the Holocaust and the 15,000 children of the Terezin concentration camp has had special performances by the American Boy Choir of Princeton in the White House Rotunda and at the Holy See in Rome. The folio contains nine poignant settings taken from the children's poetry.

A favorite of amateur, and professional boys' and girls' choirs and suitable for high school, college, women's and community choirs. Many have performed the suite with violin obligato."

Songs include: It All Depends on how You Look at It, Man Proposes God Disposes, Terezin, The Butterfly, The Garden, The Little Mouse, On a Sunny Evening, Yes That's the Way Things Are, Birdsong.

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Praise for Immunim III

"I am providing your three books to my CICA students as their basic Nusa texts. There has not been anything like them."

azzan Alberto Mizrachi, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago, IL


"Charles Davidson's extensive and scholarly work on Nusa, Sefer Hadrakhah, is perhaps the most important book on this subject since the publication of Baer's Ba'al Tefillah. We encourage every colleague to purchase this volume for his/her library."

azzan Stephen J. Stein, Executive Vice President, The Cantors Assembly of America

 

"In this book, Davidson has managed to bottle both the wisdom and the musicality of his teacher, Max Wohlberg z"l. plus his own vast experience of over four decades of teaching Nusa  to   generations of cantors. He has poured his knowledge and teaching soul into the pages of this book, and all of us who teach Nusa owe him enormous gratitude, for future students will hear him speaking-and singing-to them through these pages."

azzan Joel Caplan, Instructor Jewish Theological Seminary

 

" . . . a truly usable reference work for home-or classroom-use."

Dr. Joseph A. Levine, Author and Scholar

 

" . . . a sensational work . . . An important and wonderful gift."

azzan Stephen Stein, Executive Director, The Cantor's Assembly

 

"This comprehensive survey of the liturgical year will be an invaluable source for cantors of all movements."  

Dr. Bruce Ruben, Dean, Hebrew Union College, School of Sacred Music


"Sefer Hadrakhah is a fabulous resource for all students of traditional Ashkenazi synagogue chant. Cantor Dr. Davidson's work is beautifully annotated, a thorough and accessible presentation of Nusa Hatefillah; a must for every cantor and Jewish musician."

Dr. Brian Mayer, Acting Dean, Hebrew College, Boston