Duration (in minutes): 10'39;
Difficulty: Medium (college/community)
Category: solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with piano
Instruments: any woodwind, clarinet, flute, narrator/speaker
Description: Weaving together a lyrical vocal score, a traditional Yiddish folk song, and narration into a beautiful setting for soprano, narrator, clarinet and piano. This thought-provoking work by Yiddish author I.L. Peretz is a parable of how devotion and piety are often used to excuse and rationalize even the most heinous acts.
Audio features Darcy Dunn, soprano; Daniel Dorrance, clarinet; Barbara Ames, piano;
Mark Singer, narration.