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Works by Ben Steinberg


Composer Contact:
Ben Steinberg, Composer-in-Residence,
Temple Sinai
210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5M 3B1, Canada
Telephone(Temple office): 416-487-4161

Email:
(office)cir@templesinai.net
(residence) bensteinberg@sympatico.ca

A LISTING OF MUSIC BY BEN STEINBERG

SERVICES


Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service) 1990. TMP
Saturday morning service for Cantor (high voice), choir, organ and (optional) woodwind quartet.

Kavod Latorah (Honor to the Torah; Liturgy) 2001 TMP
Torah service for Cantor (med./high), SATB choir, organ, plus optional fl, ob, cl, cello, hp.

Kol Shalom (Voice of Peace) 1990. TMP
Friday evening service for Cantor (high voice), choir, organ & (optional) string orchestra or string quartet.

L'Cha Anu Shira (To Thee We Sing) 1969. TMP
Text: Liturgy Friday evening service for Cantor (med.-high), choir, organ. Optional instrumental ensemble.

Pirchay Shir Kodesh (Blossoms of Holy Song)1963. TMP
Text: Liturgy Friday evening service for Cantor (medium), choir, organ. Optional instrumental ensemble.

Shomeir Yisrael (Guardian of Israel) 1993. TMP
Text: Liturgy Friday evening service for Cantor (medium), choir organ. Optional instrumental ensemble (fl, ob, cl, cello, hp.)

Simchat Hashabbat (Joy of the Sabbath) 1969. TMP
Text: Liturgy Sabbath morning Torah service. For Cantor (high), choir, organ. Optional orchestra accompaniment.

Yizkor (Selections for the Yom Kippur Memorial Service) 1998. TMP 30 m.
For Cantor (medium voice), SATB choir and organ with optional violin, cello and harp.

BOOKS

One People - One Voice (co-author) 1989. JWB
How to organize a Jewish Community Chorus. (O/P)

Together Do They sing 1961. UAHC
Choral method for Youth Choirs. (O/P)

SINGLE PIECES FOR VOCAL SOLO OR DUET AND KEYBOARD


A Ben Steinberg Solo Collection -- Vol. 1 TMP
A Ben Steinberg Solo Collection -- Vol. 2 TMP
A Ben Steinberg Solo Collection -- Vol. 3 TMP

Adon Olam (Lord of the World; Medieval hymn) 1978. TMP 2 m.
Vocal duet (med. & high) with piano & flute.

Blessings and Seven Benedictions 1972. TMP 4 min.
Text: Liturgy; wedding blessings for Cantor (med. or high), organ. Optional string quartet accompaniment.

Eilu D'varim (These are the obligations; Mishnah) 1977. TMP 3 m.
Vocal duet (med. & high) with piano & cello.

Esa Enai (I will lift up mine eyes. Ps. 121) 1970. TMP 2 m.
Medium range.

For He Satisfieth the Longing Heart 1964. MS 1 m.
Text: High Holy Day Liturgy. Medium range.

Lakol Zman (To everything there is a season; Ecclesiastes) 1971. TMP 3 m.
For solo voice & organ with optional flute obligato. In both Hebrew & English. Range: med. or high. (See also under "Single Pieces for Solo and/or Chorus).

Im Bidrachai Teileich (If You Will Walk in My Ways; Zechariah) 2003 MS 3 m.
Solo (medium range), organ, cello

The St. Thomas Cycle 1995. MS Three songs for soprano(high), piano & flute. l. The Piper (William Blake) 6 m. 2. The 23rd Psalm 3:40 m. 3. The Shepherds Sing (George Herbert) 7:40 m.

Vay'chulu (The heaven and the earth were completed; Liturgy) 1973. TMP 3 m.
High range. Plus opt. fl, cello, hp.

Tsedek (Justice) 2005. Sop. Solo, piano. MS 4 m.


V'ha-eir Eineinu (Deepen Our Insight; liturgy) 1993. TMP 5 m.
Vocal duet (baritone & soprano) with piano and cello.

Yah Eili (Sabbath morning liturgy) 2004. Baritone solo, cong., piano MS 3 m.


Z'mirot (13th Century Hymn texts) 1989. TMP 13 m.
For vocal duet (med. and high voice) or 2-part choir, flute, piano and narrator.

SINGLE PIECES FOR SOLO AND/OR CHORUS


Anim Z'mirot (I make pleasant songs and weave verses; MS 4 m.
13th Century poem by Judah of Regensburg) 1985. Piano + optional instrumental ensemble (flute, oboe, cello & harp).

B'acharit Hayamim (In the end of days; Micah 4:1-5) 1996. MS 6 m.
For solo (high voice) , SATB choir, unison children s choir, organ and opitional string quartet .

Baruch Haba (Psalm 118) 1995. MS 5:40 m.
For solo (med.  high), choir and organ plus opt. String quartet & harp.

Choral Meditation 1987. TMP 3 m.
For humming choir and organ. Optional additional instruments: Flute, harp, string trio. Combined in same publication with Mah Y didot (see following):

Mah Y'didot (How beautiful are thy dwellings; Ps. 84) 1987. TMP 5 m.
For solo (high or med.), choir, organ. Optional additional flute, string trio & harp.

Entreat Me Not to Leave Thee (Text: Book of Ruth) 1980. MS 6 m.
For solo (high or med.), flute, SATB choir, organ. English and Hebrew.

Ha-Eil (Sabbath morning liturgy) 2005. MS 5 m.
Baritone solo, SATB, piano. Opt. flute.

Halleluyah (Psalm 150) 1990. MS 3 m.
For SATB choir & keyboard or opt. string orchestra.

Hin'ni He-ani Mimaas (Behold, me, trembling and afraid; High Holy Day TMP 5 m.
Liturgy) 1979. For Cantor (med. - high); A cappella or optional choir & organ.

Hodu Ladonai (Give thanks to the Lord; Ps. 136) 1986. MS 4 m.
For solo (med. or high), SATB choir, organ.

In Praise of Wisdom (Proverbs 3 and Psalm 90) 1996. HINSHAW 4 m.
For SATB choir and piano. English.

Kad'sheinu B'mitzvotecha (Sanctify us; liturgy) 1982. MS 4m.
For Cantor (med. or high), SATB choir, organ. Plus optional fl, ob, cello, hp.

Lakol Zman (To everything there is a season: Ecclesiastes) 1971. TMP 4 m.
For solo (high voice), SATB choir and orchestra.

L'chu N'ran'nah (Come, let us sing; Ps. 95) 1969. TMP 3 m.
For Cantor (med.), choir, organ and congregation.

L'dor Vador (From generation to generation) 1994. TMP 4 m.
For solo, SATB choir and organ..

Ma Rabu Maasecha Adonai (Psalms, Mishnah) 2005. MS 5 m.
For cantor (high), SATB, piano

Meditation and Oseh Shalom (from  Kol Shalom ) 1990. For SATB or SSA choir and organ with opt. String orch. TMP 2 m.


Mi Chamocha (Who is like unto Thee And
Tsur Yisrael (O rock of Israel; liturgy) 1969. TMP 3 m.
For Cantor (med. or high), choir & organ. Optional Orchestral accompaniment (1111, 2210, timp., str.)

Mishkan Shalom (Dwelling of peace) 1997. In Hebrew. MS 8 m
Poem by Yitshak Avigani  free narrator s English translation by Ben Steinberg. For choir & piano with optional fl, ob, cello & harp; or full orch.

Natati L'fanecha Hayom (I have set before you this day; Deuteronomy) 1992. MS 3 m.
For solo, choir and organ.

Nigun Talmidei Besht (wordless) 1976. TMP 5 m.
For SATB choir & piano. Optional string quartet accompaniment.

Organ Meditation and Oseh Shalom (May He grant peace; liturgy) 1982. MS 2 m.
For unaccompanied SATB choir. Plus optional fl, ob, cello, harp.

Psalm 24. 1993. For bar. & sop. Soloists, TMP 4 m.
SATB choir & organ. Includes HH S u Sh arim. Opt. Brass & percussion accompaniment.

R'tsei Adonai Eloheinu (Look with favor; liturgy) 1965. IMP 2 m.
For unaccompanied choir. (O/P)

R'tsei Adonai Eloheinu (Look with favor; liturgy) 1989. MS 4 m.
For SATB choir and keyboard, with optional flute.

Selections from Hallel (Psalms 113, 116, 118) 1988) TMP 6 m.
For solo, choir & organ.

Shachar Avakesh cha (Early will I seek Thee) 1991. TMP 5 m.
11th century poem for solo, choir & organ.+ optional ensemble accompaniment: fl, ob, cl, cello, harp.

Shalom Rav (from  L'cha Anu Shira ) 1969. TMP 2 m.
For Cantor, choir & organ. Opt. Other instr. Accompaniments.

Shehecheyanu (Blessed is God for giving us life, liturgy) 1994. TMP 2 m.
For choir & organ plus optional violin, cello and harp.

Shiru Ladonai (Sing unto the Lord a new song; Ps. 98, from Pirchey Shir Kodesh). TMP 4 m.
1963. For Cantor, choir, organ, congregation.

Shiru L'Adonai (Ps. 98) 2004. For cantor (high), SATB, piano MS 7 m.
For cantor (high), SATB, piano

Sim Shalom (Grant us peace; liturgy) 1980. TMP 6 m.
For Cantor, choir, organ, congregation + optional fl, ob, cello, harp.

T'hilat Adonai (My mouth shall utter the praise of the Lord; MS 1 m.
High Holy Day liturgy) 1966. For solo, choir, organ.

Tov L'hodot (It is good to give thanks; Ps. 92) 1983. MS 5 m.
For cantor, choir, organ. Optional additional instruments: flute, oboe, cello, harp.

Tzion B'mishpat Tipadeh (Zion shall be redeemed with justice; Isaiah) 1965. MS 5 m.
For solo (high), SATB choir, organ; optional orchestra accompaniment: (1111, 2210, timp., str.)

V'erastich Li (Be thou betrothed to me; Hosea) 1972. TMP 3 m.
Hebrew and English. For solo, (opt.) choir and organ. Optional string quartet accompaniment.


V'shamru (Sabbath liturgy) 2005. For cantor (high), SATB, organ MS 5 m.
Alternate cantor/cong./organ shorter version available.

Yaaleh (Eve of Yom Kippur) 1992. MS 4 m.
For Cantor, choir & organ.

Y'hi Ratson (Prayer for the New Month) 1991. MS 5 m.
For solo, choir, keyboard and (optional) cello. Hebrew and English.

Yism'chu (They shall rejoice; liturgy) 1964. MS 2 m.
For SAB choir and piano. Optional fl, ob, cello, harp.

Yom Zeh L'Yisrael (This is Israel s day of light and joy; 16th Century TMP 5 m.
Poem by Isaac Luria) 1983. In Hebrew. For Cantor (med.), choir and organ. Optional additional instruments: fl, ob, cello, harp.

Zeh Hayom (This is the day; Ps. 118) 1986. TMP 5 m
For solo, choir, organ. Hebrew and English. Optional additional Instruments: fl, hp, str. quartet, or fl, ob, cello, harp.

CANTATAS AND CONCERT WORKS



A Fist Was Once an Open Palm (poetry of Yehudah Amichai) 1999. MS 20 m.
For narrator, SATB, piano. Opt. addition of fl, vle & harp.

Ashrei (Happy are they that dwell in Thy house; Ps. 145) 1986. MS 12 m.
For narrator, solo (med.  high), choir, organ. Optional additional Instruments: fl, hp, str. quartet. Hebrew text; English narration.

Ata Echad (Thou art One; liturgy) 1984. TMP 12 m.
For narrator, solo (med.), choir & organ. Optional additional Instruments: fl, ob, cello, harp. Hebrew text; English narration.

Echoes of children (Text based on writings of children during Holocaust TMP 45 m.
Period) 1979. rental Cantata for narrator, solo (high or med.), SATB choir, tape and Orchestra (fl, ob, cl, bsn; 2 hns, 2 tpts, trb; timp, 2 perc; str.) English, Yiddish, Hebrew.

Prayer for Jerusalem (Text based on Psalms, Deuteronomy, Talmud and TMP 15 m.
Medieval poetry) 1990. rental For narrator, solo (high voice), SATB choir, cello, harp and organ. In Hebrew, with English narration.

Psalms of Thanksgiving 2001 MS 20 m.
For narrator, children s chorus, & organ, plus opt. Harp & cello In English

Sarah's Sacrifice (Poem by Margaret Kaufman) 1991. MS 17 m.
For soprano and tenor soloists, SATB choir, organ, flute, harp and Percussion. English.

The Covenant (original text, based in part on biblical sources and anon. TMP 25 m.
medieval poetry). 1987. For 2 narrators, solo (high or med.), SATB choir, organ & opt. brass quartet. Hebrew text; English narration.

The Crown of Torah (Text based on Pirkei Avot) 1981. TMP 19 m.
For narrator, solo (med.), unison children's chorus, SATB choir and instrumental ensemble: fl, ob, cello, harp, organ. Hebrew text with English narration.

The Scattered of Israel (Poem by R. Kaminetz) 1980. MS 20 m.
Cantata for narrator, solo (med.), SATB choir and organ. English text.

The Three Festivals 1992. MS 18 m.
Cantata for narrator, solo (med.), choir, unison children s chorus, organ, flute, cello, perc. Hebrew text with English narration.

The Vision of Isaiah (Text: Isaiah) 1970. TMP 9 m.
For solo (high or med.), SATB choir and organ. Rental Optional orchestra accompaniment: (1111, 2210, timp., str.) or 8-pc. wind & perc. ensemble. Hebrew.

To Dispel the Darkness 1992. (13th C. Spanish-Jewish poetry) MS 14 m.
For SATB choir, piano and flute. Hebrew.

Torat Chayim (Texts from biblical sources) 1998. TMP 35 m.
For 2 narrators, solo (med. - high), SATB choir, unison children s choir, organ and optional instrumental ensemble (flute, oboe, B flat clarinet, cello & harp). Hebrew text with English narration.

Y'rushalayim (Jerusalem: poem by Shin Shalom) 1973. TMP 10 m.
For SATB choir and piano. Optional orchestra accompaniment. Hebrew.

INSTRUMENTAL WORKS



Esa Enai (Psalm 121) 1970. For violin & piano or cello & piano MS 2 m.


Invocations 1989. MS 20 m.
For oboe and string quartet.

Lo Yareiu (They shall not hurt nor destroy: Isaiah) 1982. MS 3 m.
For violin and piano.

Prelude for Organ 1990. TMP 5 m.


Prelude and Praise 1992. MS 4 m.
For organ solo.

Reflections in Sections 1984. MS 20 m.
Six pieces for unaccompanied saxophone.

Suite for Flute, Viola & Harp 1981. MS 13 m.
.

Suite Sephardi 1979. MS 13 m.
For soprano saxophone, violin, viola and cello.

Suite for String Orchestra 1983. MS 20 m.


Three Songs for Flute & String Trio (vl, vla, cello) 1972. MS 6 m.
Also transcribed for fl, vla & harp; fl, cello & harp; vl, cello and piano.

Visions 1994. For flute and piano. MS 7 m.

Publishers



TMP Transcontinental Music Publications,
633 Third Avenue,
New York, N.Y. 10017-6778

HINSHAW Hinshaw Music, Inc.,
P.O. Box 470,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514-0470

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