Simon Sargon :: Jewish-Themed Works :: Chorus with solo voice(s) and keyboard
A Voice Called (1977, rev. 1992)
Narrators/solos/two-part youth choir/keyboard. The story of Hannah Senesh, a hero of the Holocaust, told through spoken narrations of texts drawn from her diaries and letters as well as musical settings of her poetry. A beautiful and welcome addition to Holocaust education and awareness programs in Jewish and mainstream venues. Also appropriate for concerts commemorating Kristallnacht or the liberation of the camps. Published by Transcontinental, forthcoming 2010.


Ben N'har Prat (Between the Euphrates River and the Mountain) (1986)
High solo voice/SATB/keyboard. An arrangement of a beautiful Israeli melody set to a text by the great Hebrew poet, H. N. Bialik. An unusual melody in that it alternates major and minor mode in a lyric and affecting way.

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Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening of Roses) (1992)
Medium voice solo/SATB/keyboard. A lovely setting of the well-known love song by the Israeli composer, Joseph Hadar. Unlike other arrangements in which the mood of tenderness is unvaried, this arrangement incorporates a moment of passionate desire which gives another dimension to the romantic sentiment.

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Eyli, Eyli (My God, My God) (1988)
Medium solo voice/SATB/keyboard. A moving arrangement of the well-known melody used in the Yiddish theatre. "Sargon captures the pathos of a girl moments away from martyrdom with taste and skill."


Kaddish (1985)
Baritone solo/SATB/keyboard. The powerful third movement of Sargon's Symphony No. 1- Holocaust.

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Laila, Laila (It is Night, Light Breezes are Blowing) (1984)
High voice solo/SATB/keyboard. An arrangement of the beautiful melody by the Israeli composer, Mordechai Zaira, on a poem by Natan Alterman.

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Psalm 100 (Make a Joyful Noise) (1984)
High voice solo/SATB/keyboard. A rhythmically energetic and upbeat piece with intriguing use of mixed meters. The antiphonal effect between soloist and adult choir is enjoyable for both singers and listeners.

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Psalm 116/118 (In My Distress) (1998)
High voice solo/SATB/keyboard. The soloist's opening song of confident faith is interrupted by an agitated middle section which deals with doubt and suffering. However, the opening returns and, in a delightfully echoing passage, the soloist reiterates her unshaken faith.

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Psalm 122 (Oh Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem) (1977, rev. 1998)
Bass solo/SATB/keyboard. A heart-felt prayer for the city of Jerusalem, holy to so many faiths. Particularly suited for Yom Yerushalyim ("The Day of Jerusalem"). It is equally appropriate for Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day), or any program celebrating the land of Israel.

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Two Yiddish Songs (1987)
Medium voice solo/two-part choir/keyboard. Arrangements of two beloved Yiddish songs: Oif'n Pripichik and Chiribiribim.

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