Zelophehad's Daughters, op. 100 no. 3A

Leonard Lehrman

About this work:
first-person account of first successful struggle for women's rights in history: the 5 daughters of Zelophehad, who died without having a son, won the right to inherit his share in the Promised Land; #3 (of 3) in Sisters, op. 100, cycle of first-person accounts of Biblical women; text by composer; prem. 6/12/89 for National Council of Women, Time-Life Building, NY City; prem. as ballet with Cadmon Hill-Clinton Dance Choir, Paulina Kent Dennis, dir., Temple Sinai, Roslyn NY 8/20/49; NY City prem. as ballet 6/23/91 Merkin Hall with Wendy Osserman Dance Co.; recorded by Helene Williams, Ellen Davidson, Tara Venditti, Barbara Barnes, Mara Goodman, & composer conducting from the piano, Temple Judea, Manhasset 4/3/03
Version: female quintet & piano
Year composed: 1989
Duration: 00:03:35
Ensemble type: Voice, Solo or With Chamber or Jazz Ensemble:Two or More Solo Voices with Keyboard
Instrumentation: 1 Piano, 2 Soprano, 1 Mezzo-Soprano, 2 Alto
Instrumentation notes: SSMAA with piano or 9 instruments; or clarinet, cello, piano, percussion & synthesizer

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