for SSAA chorus and percussion
Hebrew text from Exodus 15:21
CME In High Voice Series
Boosey & Hawkes, 9790051480258
In Exodus 15, Miriam and the women of Israel sing and dance following Israel's deliverance from Egypt through the Red Sea; this piece is inspired by what such a celebration might have sounded like. Melodies are original, but incorporate the augmented second interval (lowered second, raised third scale degrees) and melodic formulas common to Hasidic and some Middle-Eastern music.
Featured in the Women's Chorus Reading Session at the 2013 ACDA national conference in Dallas, TX. Frequently programmed for all-state choirs and regional/district honor choirs.
Premiered by and gratefully dedicated to Sandra Snow and the Michigan State University Women's Chamber Ensemble.