Duration (in minutes): 10'39;40'34;
Difficulty: Medium (college/community)
Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players
Description: I. Esther II. Ruth III. Judith. Using original tropes notated in A. W. Binder's Biblical Chant for Esther and Ruth, Bond invented her own for Judith as the story comes from the apocrypha and not from the Torah. The stories of these three biblical women share a willingness to defy the conventions of their day to save their people. Commissioned & premiered by the American Society for Jewish Music; Center for Jewish History, 2005 NYC.