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A Singing of Angels, (Baroque Suite, And David Danced)

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Charles Davidson:
"A Singing of Angels"
(1967), "Baroque Suite" (1974), "And David Danced Before the Lord" (1966)

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Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

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In Celebration of Israel

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"In Celebration of Israel" CD

Available from Naxos American Classics

The music on this CD is a joyous celebration of Zionist dreams and hopes, as well as of daily life in Israel. From the mystical nostalgia of Old Jerusalem to the rambunctious energy of Yom b'kibbutz (A Day on a Kibbutz), this delightful program takes listeners on an unforgettable musical voyage to the land of Israel.

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Nigun and Ma Tovu (Shabbat Anthology II)
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Charles Davidson

Nigun and Ma Tovu

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Shabbat Anthology II

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J. Mark Dunn/Joel N. Eglash, editors

Shabbat Anthology brings to light both newly composed and older Sabbath music that has never been published, in piano, vocal and guitar format.

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The Journey of Butterfly and The Journey of Butterfly: The Legacy

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DVD

Music by Charles Davidson
Poetry from the Children of the Terezin concentration camp, featuring the American Boychoir

Part 1 - The Journey of Butterfly

This documentary weaves together the music, art, poetry and history of the children imprisoned by the Nazis in the ghetto at Terezin in Czechoslovakia from 1941 to 1945. The poetry written by the children during that time has been set to music by Charles Davidson in a song cycle for treble voices, "I Never Saw Another Butterfly."

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Books and Articles top
Chanting the Haggadah: Selected Passages

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Max Wohlberg

Charles Davidson, Editor

 

 

BRAND NEW! A must for anyone who leads a Seder, this beautifully illustrated book will guide leaders in how to chant the Hebrew narrative of the Passover Seder.

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From Szatmar to the New World: Max Wohlberg American Cantor

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Charles Davidson

From Szatmar to the New World is the story of Max Wohlberg's odyssey from a yeshiva in Hungary to the pinnacle of the American cantorate.

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Gates of Song: Shabbat Music of the Reform Movement

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Charles Davidson, editor

The hymnal of the Reform movement. Congregational softcover edition features 173 pieces for Shabbat worship.

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Shabbat Anthology II

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J. Mark Dunn/Joel N. Eglash, editors

Shabbat Anthology brings to light both newly composed and older Sabbath music that has never been published, in piano, vocal and guitar format.

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Festivals and Holidays top
Chanting the Haggadah: Selected Passages

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By Max Wohlberg

Charles Davidson, Editor

BRAND NEW! A must for anyone who leads a Seder, this beautifully illustrated book will guide leaders in how to chant the Hebrew narrative of the Passover Seder.

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Choral SATB/SA/SAB top
A Wond'rous Hanukkah Light
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Charles Davidson

A delightfully syncopated and fast moving song for the holiday. It's an easy setting for SA (women's voices or children's Choir) and keyboard.

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Anthem for Peace
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Charles Davidson

A solid choral sound with a rhythmic underlay, this fast moving and syncopated piece is set to an English text from Isaiah and Micah. For professional level choir. Mixed chorus and optional keyboard.

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Anthem for Peace
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Charles Davidson

A solid choral sound with a rhythmic underlay, this fast moving and syncopated piece is set to an English text from Isaiah and Micah. For professional level choir. Mixed chorus and optional keyboard.

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Dialogue with Destiny
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Charles Davidson

An interactive, ready-made program for any occasion, especially good for Israel Independence Day, with parts for, narrator, choir and audience. Eight octavos for SAB, intermediate level.

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Elu D'Varim

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Charles Davidson

From "Dialogue with Destiny," a music drama for solo, narrator, chorus, audience and accompaniment. Easily learned SAB setting with piano.

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Eternal Lord
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Charles Davidson

This modal setting of Adon Olam is adapted from a melody for the Yamin Noraim in Baer. The Hebrew text makes this a good choice for the High Holidays. For choir and acccompaniment (keyboard or organ).

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Freedom's Flame
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Charles Davidson/music, Frances Davidson/lyrics

The Hanukkah story clearly told in an easily learned setting for SA (women's voices or children's choir) or SAB (adult voices or youth choir) and keyboard.

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Hanukkah, Light of Lights
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Charles Davidson/music, Thomas Stretton/lyrics

This moving piece for young chorus reflects the lights and hope of the Hanukkah story. SA or SA boys, with optional part for changing voice, piano and flute accompaniment.

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Hashiveinu Adonai

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Charles Davidson

From "Dialogue with Destiny," a music drama for narrator, chorus, audience and accompaniment. Easily learned SAB setting with piano.

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Im Tirtzu

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Charles Davidson

From "Dialogue with Destiny," a music drama for narrator, chorus, audience and accompaniment. Easily learned SAB setting with piano.

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K'doshim Tih'yu

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Charles Davidson

From "Dialogue with Destiny," a music drama for narrator, chorus, audience and accompaniment. Easily learned SAB setting with piano.

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L'eretz Avoteinu

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Charles Davidson/music, Steven Brown/lyrics


A hymn for the Russian Refusnikim, this moving work has a fully realized choral sound. SATB a cappella with rehearsal keyboard. It was composed while in Moscow, during a trip to visit Jewish Refusedniks.

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L'ma'an Tziyon
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Drora Havkin
Arr. Charles Davidson

For solo or choir. This famous tune by Israeli composer Drora Havkin has been set for choir in an easy yet powerfully moving setting. It is already a beloved selection for amateur and professional choirs alike.

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Lo Yisa Goi

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Charles Davidson

From "Dialogue with Destiny," a music drama for narrator, chorus, audience and accompaniment. Easily learned SAB setting with piano.

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Netzach Yisrael

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Charles Davidson

From "Dialogue with Destiny," a music drama for narrator, chorus, audience and accompaniment. Easily learned SAB setting with piano.

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Psalm 150

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Charles Davidson

An exciting new choral work, this distinctive piece is full fanfare - a harmonic surge that propels the text toward a fortissimo conclusion. A wonderful piece for amateur or professional choir that is not difficult to prepare. Piano or 4 hand/2 piano, organ or orchestral accompaniment.

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Saenu (Listen to the Bells)

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Charles Davidson


A "camel caravan with tinkling bells", this delicate setting has been a favorite for over two decades. SATB

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Sh'ma Kolenu
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Charles Davidson

Traditional with contemporary harmony. Cantor (tenor or soprano), SATB and keyboard.

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Shir Hama'alot Psalm 122

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Charles Davidson

An unaccompanied, rhythmic and upbeat setting for SAB,  "I rejoiced when they said to me 'Let us go up to the house of the Lord.'"

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Three Canticles for Chorus

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Charles Davidson

Strongly contrasting styles make this suite compelling listening. A capella settings for a professional level chorus, with piano or organ accompaniment.

I. God be Gracious
II. Show Me Your Way, O Lord
III. Sing Unto the Lord a New Song

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Turn It Off

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Charles Davidson

 

The perfect opener, Turn It Off!, is just the thing to kick off just about any program. With a nod to barbershop harmonies, the text details the litany of handheld devices that we all ask folks to turn off or silence. Instead of asking, sing it to them instead!

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Tzur Mishelo Achalnu (Babylonian)

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Charles Davidson, arr.

A light touch for a familiar table song, this is joyous and simple setting for SAB with rehearsal piano. Based on a Sephardic melody of Morton Leifman and transmitted by Exkiel Musleach.

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V'asa Oto Yom Mishteh

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Charles Davidson

From "Dialogue with Destiny," a music drama for narrator, chorus, audience and accompaniment. Easily learned SAB setting with piano.

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V'Nomar L'Fanav

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Charles Davidson

From "Dialogue with Destiny," a music drama for narrator, chorus, audience and accompaniment. Easily learned SAB setting with piano.

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Vayaar V'Hine Hasneh

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Charles Davidson

From "Dialogue with Destiny," a music drama for narrator, chorus, audience and accompaniment. Easily learned SAB setting with piano.

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Cantorial Books and Resources top
Chanting the Haggadah: Selected Passages

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Max Wohlberg

Charles Davidson, Editor

 

BRAND NEW! A must for anyone who leads a Seder, this beautifully illustrated book will guide leaders in how to chant the Hebrew narrative of the Passover Seder.

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Immunim I: Exploring the Jewish Musical Modes: A Manual for Self Study

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Charles Davidson

"This book clearly presents concepts which experienced hazzanim know instinctively but have not yet articulated." ~Raymond Goldstein, Jerusalem

A guide to the authentic cantorial improvisation in the Jewish modes, with examples from the master composers.Immunim I explains the Adonai Malach, Ahavah Rabbah, Magen Avot, Ukrainian Dorian Hexachord, Seliha Manner, and Amidah Pentatonic Aspects.

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Immunim II: Hallel - The Motives and Modal Patterns of the Hallel Service

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Charles Davidson

A guide to the authentic chanting of the Hallel psalms.

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Immunim III: Sefer Hadrakhah, 3rd Ed

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Charles Davidson

NEW EDITION: includes a brand new section devoted to the Weekday Service. 

Immunim III: Sefer Hradakhah, 3rd Edition

An Annotated Guide and Commentary on the Application of Nusah Hatefillah Beminhag Ashkenaz  for the Liturgical Year

This new edition contains an in-depth exploration of the three daily prayer services: Shaharit, Minha and Ma'ariv.

"I purchased two of your books (having already owned the third), which taught me everything I needed to know about the music theory of nusach in order to pass the ACC Certification exam."                                          Cantor Sharon Steinberg, Alexandria, VA

"I recommend Davidson's . . . book as a necessary and mandatory component of every hazzan's library."
Hazzan Gregory Yaroslow - San Bernardino, CA

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Weekday Services According to the Ashkenazi Tradition

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Charles Davidson

 

A complete guide to the authentic cantorial improvisation for the three weekday services, Shaharit, Minha and Ma'ariv.

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Hanukkah top
A Wond'rous Hanukkah Light
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Charles Davidson

A delightfully syncopated and fast moving song for the holiday. It's an easy setting for SA (women's voices or children's choir) and keyboard.

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Freedom's Flame
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Charles Davidson/music, Frances Davidson/lyrics

The Hanukkah story clearly told in an easily learned setting for SA (women's voices or children's choir) or SAB (adult voices or youth choir) and keyboard.

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Hanukkah Nigun
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Charles Davidson

In English with an easy "bim-bam" refrain. A simple setting for elementary school level choir. SA.

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Hanukkah, Light of Lights
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Charles Davidson/music, Thomas Stretton/lyrics

This moving piece for young chorus reflects the lights and hope of the Hanukkah story. SA or SA boys, with optional part for changing voice, piano and flute accompaniment.

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Maoz Tzur

 

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Seder
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Frances and Charles Davidson

Talking haroset? Singing Elijah's cup? A fiesty, fast talkin' hard boiled egg? Fun and intrigue never stop as the characters of the Seder Plate come to life and tell the story of Passover in a fun way for young performers and audience alike. Scripted parts for a cast of twenty-two, with keyboard accompaniment. Suitable for primary grades.

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A Pilgrim Thanksgiving
Charles Davidson

The story of the Mayflower, the Pilgrims and the early settlement of Plimouth Plantation. Narrative, with unison songs. SA with Piano accompaniment. Suitable for grades 3-6.

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It Happened in Helm

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Frances and Charles Davidson

A delightful fantasy that can be used as an introduction to lighting the candles for Hanukkah. Simple staging and costumes, adult narrator, eighteen parts and ensemble chorus. Story and music suitable for grades 3-6, 15 minutes in length.

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The Story of Purim in Song and Verse

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Frances and Charles Davidson

Have fun as heros, villians, kings and queens all come together to tell the story of Purim in this charming spiel. With narration and songs for all to sing, audience and cast alike become engaged and involved as history comes to life.

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Musical Dramas top
'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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A Time for Freedom: The Trial of Anatoly Shcharansky

Charles Davidson

Chamber Opera for tenor, baritone, 12 voices and keyboard. Dramatic solos with some speaking. Solos and choral parts require professional level attention. Script by Samuel Rosenbaum. 35 minutes.

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Choral Fantasy (Shabbat Morning Text)
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Charles Davidson

English texts from the Shabbat morning service. Large SATB chorus, baritone or mezzo-soprano solo and organ. 25 minutes.

 

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Elegy for the Night of Broken Glass
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Charles Davidson

Music drama for narrator, tenor or soprano solo, chamber choir and keyboard. English and Hebrew texts. 25 minutes.

 

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Kristallnacht
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Charles Davidson

A music drama for Tenor and Mezzo-Soprano soloists, chamber chorus (SATB), optional children's chorus, string quartet, keyboard, narrator and voices. Text by Ruth F. Brinn. 25 minutes.

 

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La Tavla De Dulce (The Tray of Spanish Delights)

Charles Davidson

Dramatic musical moments of Jewish life in Spain on the Eve of Expulsion. A theater piece for 3 soloists, SATB chorus, optional tableaux, instruments (flute, oboe, violin, cello, guitar, keyboard and percussion). Narrative text by Stephen M. Brown. 60 minutes.

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Solo Voice top
'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.

FOR TREBLE VOICE CHOIR SCORES AND ORCHESTRAL PARTS CLICK HERE

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Pirkei Zemer

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Max Wohlberg

Twenty-four compositions for solo voice, unaccompanied, from Psalms and Pirkei Avot in a modern cantorial style.

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Psalm 23 - The Lord is My Shepherd
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Charles Davidson

A serene and lyrical setting in English. For soprano and piano with a harp-like accompaniment.

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Rozo D'Shabbos

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Charles Davidson

Recitative in a traditional style for tenor or soprano with contemporary organ accompaniment.

 

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Sabbath Zemirotai: Yalkut Z'mirotai

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Max Wohlberg

Forty original tunes for solo voice, for Shabbat Zemirot, prefaced by a brief essay on Zemirot by Max Wohlberg. Complete texts in an appendix.

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Shirei Megillot

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Charles Davidson

Eight selections from the Megillot in an Israeli style. SSA and piano accompaniment. Adaptable for solo or SA chorus. Settings are single line or 2-part treble.
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Shomer Yisrael
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Charles Davidson

Traditional with contemporary harmony. Evocative linear solo line above an ostinato and dramatic choral puntutations make this a colorful choice for concert performances. Cantor (tenor or soprano), SATB and keyboard.

 

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Yihyu l'ratzon

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Charles Davidson

Psalm 19:15, conclusion of the Amidah for mezzo soprano solo and keyboard.

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Treble Voice Choir top
A Singing of Angels
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Lyrics by Samuel Rosenbaum
Music arranged by Charles Davidson

Nine delightful and lilting arrangements of Yiddish folk songs with English lyrics. Suitable for high school and college choirs. SSA, with some settings for two parts, piano accompaniment. Adaptable for solo or duet.

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Baroque Suite
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Charles Davidson

Eight settings of the poetry of Yehuda Halevi. In English and written in a 17th century style. Suitable for high school or college choral groups. SSA with some 2-part settings, with flute, violincelloand keyboard.
Available on CD from Naxos.
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Freedom's Flame
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Charles Davidson/music, Frances Davidson/lyrics

The Hanukkah story clearly told in an easily learned setting for SA (women's voices or children's choir) or SAB (adult voices or youth choir) and keyboard.

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Hanukkah Nigun
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Charles Davidson

In English with an easy "bim-bam" refrain. A simple setting for elementary school level choir. SA.

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Hanukkah, Light of Lights
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Charles Davidson/music, Thomas Stretton/lyrics

This moving piece for young chorus reflects the lights and hope of the Hanukkah story. SA or SA boys, with optional part for changing voice, piano and flute accompaniment.

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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.

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.

Often programed as Solo Voice with Piano, often with violin obligato. Choose SSA Chorus and Piano Score below.

Shir Hama'alot Psalm 121

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Charles Davidson

An a cappella setting of Psalm 121 for a female or advanced youth choir. The flowing, contrapuntal movement in this setting of Psalm 121 ("A songs of ascents...") is at once modern and madrigal, and provides options for singing in English, Hebrew, or both.  For SSA and rehearsal keyboard.

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Shirei Megillot

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Charles Davidson

Eight selections from the Megillot in an Israeli style. SSA and piano accompaniment. Adaptable for solo or SA chorus. Settings are single line or 2-part treble.
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Songs of the Sabbath: Yalkut Zemirotai: (Concert Arrangement)

Max Wohlberg

A concert piece of fourteen zemirot arranged for SSA and keyboard.

 

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Two-Part Songs for Youth Choir

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Charles Davidson

Original melodies and prayer texts from Shabbat as well as secular themes. Mostly Hebrew texts. Arrangements for SA.

 

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Wedding Music top
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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Two Festive Marches

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Temple Painter

Two lovely marches based on melodies from Shir HaMaalot and the sheva b'rachot. Perfectly suited for the wedding processional. A lovely arrangement for solo organ but can also be adapted for a small horn ensemble or string trio or quartet.

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Two Organ Processionals and Recessional for the Jewish Wedding
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Temple Painter

Stately entry marches for the family and bride and a joyous postlude. Organ with registrations. Can also be performed with a horn ensemble or as a string quartet.

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Worship Service Music top
Tishe'a beav Ma'ariv
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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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...And David Danced

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Charles Davidson

The first modern Friday evening service. Blends blues and jazz styles and singable tunes with nusah ha-tefillah. Cantor, SATB and keyboard. Requires professional level attention. Available on CD from Naxos.

 " . . . a pioneer in the incorporation of something of the musical language of jazz and blues into a setting of the sabbath Eve service...for all its employment of jazz inflections and rhythm's, Davidson's music is thoroughly steeped in the musical traditions of the synagogue...This is an intriguing 'musical fusion' which soon persuades one that it is much more than merely a gimmick."  Glyn Pursglove, MusicWeb International

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A Modern Torah Service
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Charles Davidson

A Shabbat morning Torah Service for traditional Reform. An amalgam of blues, bossa nova and hassidic influences. Cantor, SATB and organ. Needs professional attention. Includes:  S'e sh'arim, Havu Godel, Bet Ya'akov, Sh'ma, Yours, O Lord is the Greatness, Anthem.

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A Weekday Ma'ariv Service (Veyismach Libeinu)

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Commissioned by the Cantor's Assembly of America.

Weekday Ma'ariv with instruments.

For Cantor (medium range voice), congregation, treble voice choir (optional), keyboard, with optional instruments (clarinet, electric guitar, percussion). Could be used as a prelude to special occasions in the synagogue (dedications, Independence day celebrations, synagogue functions). Available in several formats.

Wonderfully easy to perform; a lively, tuneful and authentic musical Ma'ariv for any occasion, combining klezmer and nusach ha-tefillah for a rollicking conclusion with a spirited Adon Olam.

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Arvit Lehol: A Complete Evening Worship Service for Weekdays

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Max Wohlberg

Simple and direct nusah ha-tefillah with a medium-voice solo from a master of the genre. Solo inclusions for Yom Ha'atzmaut, Hanukkah, Purim and installations. Can be performed with or without accompaniment or choral parts. For Cantor, SATB and optional keyboard.

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B'rinah Yagilu

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Charles Davidson

Traditional settings for Solo Cantor (Baritone or Contralto) and SSA with or without keyboard.

Included are: Avinu Malkenu, Atah Adonai R'tzei Olam, Hayom Harat Olam, Na'aleh Shofar, Bishivah shel ma'alah, Rachmanah D'onei

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Birkat Kohanim for Two Cantors
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Charles Davidson
Tenor and baritone duet for the Priestly Benediction with keyboard or treble voice accompaniment.

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Chassidic Sabbath
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Charles Davidson

Tuneful and effective for amateur choir, this entire collection, concluding with the popular favorite, Adon Olam (tri-la-lai la-bi-ri-bam), is absolutely guaranteed to get the congregation singing! Cantor, SATB and keyboard. Can be performed without accompaniment. Twelve octavos in Ashkenazi Hebrew.

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Gates of Song (Shaarei Shirah)

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Charles Davidson, ed.

Keyboard edition

173 pieces for Shabbat under: Kabbalat Shabbat, Birchot Hashachar, Sh'ma u'virchoteha, T'filah, Seder K'riat Hatorah, Concluding Prayers and Other Blessings, Shirim u'z'mirot.

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Hashkiveinu
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Charles Davidson

Traditional with contemporary harmony. Cantor (tenor or soprano), SATB and keyboard.

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Hush of Midnight: An American S'lichot Service
Winner of the Television Media Award.

Charles Davidson

This hour long service is based on traditional nusah ha-tefillah and text for Selihot, with additional texts by Ruth F. Brinn, to be sung by Cantor and congregation. The music is memorable, contemporary and easy to sing.

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Kedushah
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Charles Davidson

Text from from Gates of Prayer. Solo and responses for services or concert. Cantor (high or low voice), SATB and organ.

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Kol Ya'akov

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Charles Davidson

A Friday evening service for amateur choir that is lyrically traditional and tuneful. Easily prepared. SATB and optional keyboard. Includes: L'cha Dodi, Ahavat Olam, Mi Chamocha, Hashkivenu, V'sham'ru, Chatzi Kaddish, Oseh Shalom, Vay'chulu, Kiddush, Yigdal
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Kulam Beyahad: Congregational Prayer Songs
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Charles Davidson

Eighteen selections for Cantor and congregation from Shabbat, High Holidays and Festivals. Some SATB arrangments with keyboard accompaniment.

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L'David Mizmor
Charles Davidson

Commissioned by the Park Avenue Synagogue. Solid and tuneful. Cantor, SATB and keyboard or organ. Eleven octavos.

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Libi Bemizrach: A Sephardic Service for the Sabbath
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Charles Davidson

Fourteen settings of prayers from the Friday Evening Service, simple and melodious in a Sephardi style. Cantor, SATB and keyboard, optional flute and Israeli drum.

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Sephardic Service for the Sabbath - Libi Bemizrach
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Charles Davidson

Fourteen settings of prayers from the Friday Evening Service, simple and melodious in a Sephardi style. Cantor, SATB and keyboard, optional flute and Israeli drum.

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Sh'ma Kolenu
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Charles Davidson

Traditional with contemporary harmony. Cantor (tenor or soprano), SATB and keyboard.

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Shomer Yisrael
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Charles Davidson

Traditional with contemporary harmony. Evocative linear solo line above an ostinato and dramatic choral puntutations make this a colorful choice for concert performances. Cantor (tenor or soprano), SATB and keyboard.

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Three Prayers for Peace
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Charles Davidson

Commissioned by the Women Cantors Network Conference

Sim Shalom: (Solo Version, I, Choral Version, II)
Oseh Shalom: (Solo Version, I, Choral Version, II)
Shalom Rav: (Solo, accomp., optional flute)
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Udvarai Asher Samti Befikha

Max Wohlberg

Setting for male chorus. TTBB. Unaccompanied.

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Yah Anah Emtza-acha

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Charles Davidson

Setting for Cantor and choir of a new piyyut in Machzor Lev Shalom. The text is by Yehudah Halevi for Yamim Noraim found in the traditional High Holy Days Machzor.

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Yihyu l'ratzon

Charles Davidson

Psalm 19:15, conclusion of the Amidah for mezzo soprano solo and keyboard.

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Yism'chu (They Will Rejoice)

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Charles Davidson

Bluesy setting for SA, solo voice and keyboard, but equally effective with mixed voices.

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Adon Olam Chassidic

Adon Olam Chassidic

 

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Ein Kelohenu

Ein Kelohenu Chassidic

 

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L'cha Dodi

L'cha Dodi

 

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L'cha Dodi Folk

L'cha Dodi Folk

 

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L'cha Dodi Yemenite

L'cha Dodi Yeminite

 

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New Tunes for Congregational Singing

Looking for new melodies for popular prayers? Driven by the demand for different, easy to learn, singable melodies for today's new wave of synagogue leaders, these tunes can be accompanied by guitar or piano.  Looking for a particular style of music or groove? Each of these melodies are easily identifiable by musical genre. Want a bigger sound? It's easy to add bass and drums.

Lead sheet with guitar chords.

 

Blues 

Chassidic - Adon Olam, Ein Kelohenu, V'shm'ru

Folk - L'cha Dodi

Jazz

Latin

Ruach

Pop - L'cha Dodi

Yemenite - L'cha Dodi, Yigdal



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V'sham'ru

V'sham'ru

 

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Yigdal Yemenite

Yigdal Yemenite

 

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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