Yih’yu l’ratson

Composer
Emma Daniels
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1993
Text
Hebrew Prayerbook
Year Composed
2017
Pages
5
Minutes
3:45
Difficulty
2 (High school)
Language
Hebrew; English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus; 3 part treble chorus
Divisi
No
Instruments
Piano
Extended Techniques
No
Sacred or Secular
Sacred; Secular
Mood
Relaxed, dreamy, introspective; Inspiring
Description

An inspiring, expressive piece, Yih’yu l’ratson sets both the Hebrew and English text, “May the words of my mouth… be acceptable to You, my Rock and my Redeemer.” The piece begins with a tender piano introduction. Then, the choir enters earnestly, a cappella, its close harmonies and expressive phrasing evoking emotion and a sense of imploring prayer. Recommended for high school, community ensembles, and synagogue choirs interested in bringing people together through moving, emotional music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LNyjzGhRQQ

Audio Credit
Chicago Sinai Congregation
Group
C4
Performances
Chicago Sinai Congregation Professional and Volunteer Choirs: 2020 February 7, cond. Daniels; Westminster C2 Singers: 2018 February, cond. Daniels; Chicago Sinai Congregation Professional and Volunteer Choirs: 2017 February 10, cond. Kumer (World Premiere)