Self Published Works

 

Adonai S'fatai Tiftach

Written for 4-part choir and piano (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Ahavat Olam

Written for 4-part choir, solo and piano, composed in honor of Shabbat Shira 2013 (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Written for  unison, 2 or 3-part children’s choir, 4-part choir, solo and piano, composed as a link between the Ahavat Olam and Shema (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

About an hour and 15 minutes in length, this story centers on a boy Benjamin, who is teased about being Jewish.  Through a dream he becomes Judah Maccabee and lives the story of Chanukah as he regains a strong Jewish identity and a self confidence that allows him to face the bullies at school.

Bo-achem L'shalom

Winner of the 2002 Guild of Temple Musicians Ben Steinberg Young Composer’s Award that has the following pieces that are suitable for children’s choir, adult choir or solo:

  • Shalom Aleichem, written for unison choir or solo and piano (Transcon #993471)

  • L’cha Dodi, written for unison choir, solo, piano and violin

  • Ahavat Olam/Shema, written for 2-part choir, piano and violin

  • Mi Chamocha, written for 2-part choir, piano and violin

  • V’shamru, written for 2-part choir and piano, published in Transcontinental’s Shabbat Anthology Vol. VI (Transcon #993469)

  • Shalom Rav, written for unison choir, piano and violin (instrumental ensemble parts available)

  • Yih’yu L’Ratzon, written for 2-part choir, piano and violin, published in Transcontinental’s Shabbat Anthology Vol. VI (Transcon #993469)

  • Niggun/Oseh Shalom, written for 2-part choir, piano and violin, this piece works well as an intro to the gospel Halleluyah

Esa Einai

This setting of Psalm 121 was commissioned by Temple Beth Israel in honor of their 100 anniversary.  It is a choral setting with optional instrumental accompaniment.

Esa Enai Niggun

A version of Esa Einai set as a niggun, both in unison and in 4 part harmony.  Instrumental accompaniment  is available.

Hashkiveinu for Rosh Hashanah

Written for 5-part professional choir, solo and flute, commissioned by Cantor Stephen Merkel

Hashkiveinu with New English Introduction

A commission by Cantor Betsy Peters-Epstein to compose a new introduction with the English translation (Transcon #993126)

Hashkiveinu based on "Tziyon Tamati" by Jospe

Written for solo, 4 part choir and piano for the 2020 ACC/GTM/CA Midwinter Retreat in January, 2020

Hine Mah Tov

Written for 4-part choir, children’s choir and instrumental ensemble, composed and premiered at the Temple Adat Elohim 2014 Chanukah Concert

Written for 2 solos, 4-part adult choir, unison children’s choir, piano and violin, a large piece, about 10 minutes in duration, performed at the American Conference of Cantors and Guild of Temple Musicians National Convention at Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego. It was commissioned by Cantor Stephen Merkel, Cantor Ida Rae Kahana, and Mark Saltzman for Chanukah concert programming using the Haftarah for Chanukah text (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Im B'ruchi Niggun

Written for 4-part choir, solo, optional unison children’s choir and instrumental ensemble, a shortened version of the piece focusing on the “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit” text in Hebrew and English

Im Yeladim Chayim

Written for 4-part choir, solo, piano and flute, commissioned by Mark Saltzman

L'dor Vador

Written for 4-part choir, solo, oboe and piano, commissioned by Cantor Rebecca Garfein from Rodeph Sholom in Manhattan

Lo Ta'amod, We Will Not Stand Idly By

Written for 3-part choir, solo, piano, trumpet and tof, a commission from Cantor Shannon McGrady Bane in honor of her rabbi’s retirement.  Selected to be a part of Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music’s 5th International Festival (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Mah Tovu

Written for 4-part choir, solo and piano, a beautiful melodic setting (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Marilyn's Niggun

Written for solo and guitar, composed in loving memory of Marilyn Rosenthal (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Mi Chamocha

Written for 4-part choir, solo and piano, an up-tempo choral celebration of freedom (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Written for 4-part choir and piano, selected to be part of Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music’s 5th International Festival (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Or Zarua

Written for 4-part choir, solo and piano, composed in honor of Rabbi Barry Diamond joining the Temple Adat Elohim family (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Oseh Shalom/Eitz Chayim

Written for 4-part choir and instrumental ensemble, composed in honor of the writing of our new Torah at Temple Adat Elohim

Psalm 99

Written for 4-part choir, piano and violin, a commission in honor of the 40th anniversary of Kol Emet, the Adult choir of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Jersey

Written for solo and piano or guitar, a song that allows communities to count the omer through music (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Shalom Rav for High Holy Days

A commission by Cantor Lisa Doob to rework the piece for the High Holy Days text (Transcon #993127)

Shehechianu

Written for a cappella 4-part choir, from the Chanukah musical, Benjamin and Judah

Shiviti

Written for 4-part choir with piano accompaniment composed in honor of Temple Adat Elohim’s first Kever Avot service with Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Sim Shalom

Written for 4-part adult choir, optional unison children’s choir, solo and piano (instrumental ensemble accompaniment available)

Standing Next To You

Written for solo, 4-part choir and instrumental ensemble in honor of Carly Shukiar’s becoming a bat mitzvah

T'filat HaDerech

Written for 4-part adult choir, 2-part children’s choir, piano and instrumental ensemble, a special piece composed in honor of Rabbi Rebecca L. Dubowe and her 18 years of service at Temple Adat Elohim, premiered by the TAE Symphony

A work for three voices (soprano, mezzo (best if a teen), tenor, piano, cello and clarinet.  This piece is a 30 minute multimedia piece that takes children’s poetry from the Holocaust and sets it to music.  This piece was commissioned by Cantor Mark Saltzman in commemoration of Yom HaShoa.  The pieces include:

  • Prologue

  • The Garden

  • At Terezin

  • It All Depends On How You Look At It

  • I’d Like To Go Alone

  • Fear

  • Terezin

  • Epilogue

Through Your Eyes

Written for solo, 4 part choir and instrumental ensemble

V'lo Ira

Written for 4-part choir, solo and piano, commissioned by the American Conference of Cantors and the Guild of Temple Musicians in honor of the 2006 Mission to Israel and in honor of the dedication of Beit Daniel’s Jaffe Center

Written for 1 or 2 soloists, optional 4-part choir, piano and flute. commissioned by Cantor Beth Garden, a piece for Yizkor mostly in English.  Selected to be a part of Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music’s 5th International Festival

Yih'yu L'Ratzon #2

Written for 4-part choir, an a capella piece ideal for after the silent prayer, composed in honor of Shabbat Shira, 2017

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