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4 movements, 13 minutes

I. Fugue: Glorified and sanctified be God's great name
II. May His great name be praised forever, and to all eternity
III. Perpetuum Mobile: Blessed be He above all
IV. May there be peace and good life

tenor, clarinet, piano, percussion

31 March 2013
Juddson Thomas, tenor; Joe Grippi clarinet; Stephen Murphy, piano; Michael Jopling, percussion.
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Kaddish is a setting of the Jewish prayer for the dead which is informed by a multitude of styles: jazz, klezmer, baroque; and the music of Olivier Messiaen and Leonard Bernstein.