Door standing open, The : a cycle for four songs
About this work:
The Door Standing Open derives its title from a Kabalistic phrase that implies the ever-present possibility of resuming a dialogue with God. The four songs of this Prophetic cycle for medium or low voice and piano are settings of poems by Robert Mezey and of Mezey’s translations of the Hebrew poetry of Uri Zvi Greenberg. Each song explores a different mood or attitude in an ongoing personal conflict with God – not simply rage or frustration, but several stations in the rocky, passionate path through fate to faith.
Year composed: 1990
Ensemble type: Voice, Solo or With Chamber or Jazz Ensemble:Solo Voice with Keyboard
Instrumentation: 1 Piano, 1 Medium Voice
Instrumentation notes: med or low voice, pno