Consulant and Editor for on-going choral series. Works published by Carson Cooman, Marvin Hamlisch, Lance Horne, Andrew Lippa, Paul McKibbins, Shulamit Ran, Georgia Stitt, Craig Urquart, Michael Gilbertson. Sing Out Mr. President includes pieces by Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, Robert Beaser, Jason Robert Brown, Thomas Cabaniss, Larry Hochman. Michael Gilbertson, Jake Heggie, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Andrew Lippa, David Ludwig, Paul Moravec, Nico Muhly, Zachary Wadsworth, & Jesse Wiener. (G. Schirmer)
Listen to a sample MP3 (5.6MB)Sing Out Mr. President has been cited by New York City’s WQXR Radio as one of the top pieces about the U.S. Presidents. The other composers include works by John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Steven Stucky.
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Sing Out Mr. President is published under G. Schirmer & distributed by Hal Leonard #50490621 (Buy Now).
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Editor for Holiday Lights series. Works by Thomas Cabaniss, Dave Conner and Wayne Oquin. (Distributor: Hal Leonard)
Editor. Works by David Diamond. (Distributor: Hal Leonard)
Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah
Arr. Judith Clurman, Larry Hochman & Brian Stokes Mitchell
Orchestrations by Larry Hochman
English translations by Judith Clurman
Published by Schott Music
In December, 2010, Judith conducted the world premiere performance of this work with soloist Brian Stokes Mitchell, her Essential Voices USA, and the New York Pops, at Carnegie Hall. Songs of Freedom is scored for baritone, chorus, and orchestra. An edition is available for piano and chorus. The collection consists of: "Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah" a joyful folk melody; "S'vivon," a swirling depiction of the dreydl; "Lichvod Ha Chanukah," a nostalgic folk song; "Mi Y'maleil," a song celebrating the victory of the Maccabees; "Haneirot Halalu," a reverent melody about candle lighting and "Maoz Tzur," a hymn which thanks the Rock of our salvation for the deliverance of the Jews from the Syrian Greeks.
When performing Songs of Freedom, we encourage conductors to perform the entire composition, as it captures the spirit and story of Chanukah. However, the piece is constructed in such a way that the songs can be performed independently of one another. The solo lines may either be performed by a solo artist or by a select group of singers.
“It was an evening about love and gratitude created with love and gratitude – A Celebration of Chanukah, with Ms. Clurman conducting was a medley of Chanukah music… the entire Isaac Stern Auditorium (Carnegie Hall) seemed filled with a divine glory.”