About this work:
Adonai R’oi flowed from my response to the assasination of Yitzhak Rabin on 11/4/95, and is dedicated to his memory. I composed the main draft during the week following his death. Though one feels that no response is adequate, music, as well as this particular psalm, offer some comfort. I wish to thank conductor Judith Clurman and my husband Michael Kubovy for their assistance with the Hebrew prosody. Adonai Ro’i was composed in Hebrew and I urge choruses to perform it in the original language. Adonai Ro’i is available on New World CD (No. 80504-2) “Divine Granduer,” in a recording by the New York Concert Singers, conducted by Judith Clurman.
Prarie Sky Music Publishing said: 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.
Year composed: 1995
Ensemble type: Chorus, with or without Solo Voices
Instrumentation: 1 S, 1 A, 1 T, 1 B