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CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Naomi and Ruth / Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve


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CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Naomi and Ruth / Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve

"This is one of the purest and most touching compositions you have ever written," wrote fellow émigré composer Ernst Toch to his friend Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco after hearing his cantata Naomi and Ruth. For Castelnuovo-Tedesco, America offered new opportunities to deepen and develop his Italian musical heritage and his Jewish spiritulaity. He dreamed that he might hear his Sacred Service "once in the synagogues of Florence," but instead this major work was premiered at New York's Park Avenue Synagogue, establishing a long tradition of contemporary sacred Jewish music commissioned from leading composers.

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Naomi and Ruth, Op. 137
1.   Naomi and Ruth, Op. 137 00:10:54

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario

  Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve, Op. 122
2.   Ma Tova 00:03:57
3.   L'kha Dodi 00:05:06
4.   Tov L'hodot 00:06:36
5.   Bar'khu 00:01:17
6.   Sh'ma Yisra'el 00:01:05
7.   Mi Khamokha 00:01:49
8.   Hashkivenu 00:05:11
9.   V'sham'ru 00:02:34
10.   May the Words 00:01:59
11.   Kiddush 00:03:25
12.   Let Us Adore 00:01:53
13.   Va'anahnu 00:02:09
14.   On That Day 00:00:57
15.   Benediction 00:01:40
16.   Adon Olam 00:02:55
  Prayers My Grandfather Wrote (excerpts)
17.   I. Tema 00:01:53
18.   II. Hashkivenu 00:03:49
19.   V. Ra'u Banim 00:02:33
  Memorial Service for the Departed (excerpts)
20.   I. Adonai Ma Adam 00:02:24
21.   III. Yoshev B'seter 00:01:39
22.   IV. Shiviti 00:03:18

Total Playing Time: 01:09:03

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario

Bible - Old Testament

Corp, Ronald; Levin, Neil; Marriner, Neville

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus; London Chorus; New York Cantorial Choir

Christopher, Ted; Cohen, Jeremy; Harbach, Barbara; Mariner, Rodney; Martinez, Ana Maria; Potton, Hugh; Robinson, McNeil; Spiro, Simon

Label: Naxos

Series: Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559404

Barcode: 0636943940426

Boxset: NMIL51

Physical Release: 10/2004

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