Reviews of Adonai Roi

“Pieces like Michael Horvit’s Even When God is Silent and Judith Shatin’s Adonai Ro’i were beautifully shaped and provided a calm relief from the cheery folk styles.” – Joseph Dalton, Timesunion.com

“Adonai Roi (Psalm 23) for a cappella SATB chorus was composed by Judith Shatin. It was written during the week after November 4, 1995 which marked the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, then Prime Minister of Israel. The text of Psalm 23 is sung in Hebrew with simplicity of texture and harmonic language. While the words of the text attempt to provide comfort to those morning this tragedy, there is an undercurrent of sadness and loss. There are many nice moments of texture and register contrasts in this accessible work.” – Maryanne Rumancik, Journal of the IAWM Volume 9, No. 2, 2003

Adonai R’oi (1995): A short four-minute statement for mixed voices written in reaction to the 1995 assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel. Adonai R’oi is the Hebrew text of Psalm 23. This remembrance is presented in simple, homophonic fashion meant to comfort. Written as a lament, the close harmony in parallel movement keeps the text in the foreground.” – The Kapralova Society Journal
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