Sarah Riskind

Choral conductor and composer

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Note: The price allows you to make up to 60 copies. Additional purchases are needed for larger ensembles. To listen to recordings, visit the Compositions main page. Versions for other voicings are a possibility– email sarah.riskind@gmail.com.

Arrangements of Sephardic Music

Each arrangement has detailed performance notes, with links to source recordings and a Judeo-Spanish pronunciation guide.

Esta Noche de Purim
Esta Noche de Purim
An upbeat Moroccan Sephardic copla about celebrating Purim, a Jewish holiday that usually falls in March. SATB a cappella, moderately easy.
$15.00
Las Kazas de la Boda
Las Kazas de la Boda
A Bulgarian Sephardic wedding song in 2+2+2+3. SATB with pitched and unpitched instruments, suggestions included in the performance notes, moderate to moderately advanced.
$15.00
Lavaba la Blanka Ninya
Lavaba la Blanka Ninya
A haunting Greek Sephardic ballad about a woman who does not initially recognize her husband returning from war. SSA a cappella with div., melismatic, in a mode with one microtone. Advanced, but harmony parts easier than the repetitive melody.
$15.00
Compositions
Adonai S'fatai
Adonai S'fatai
A Hebrew call to prayer in three-part canon. SSATB a cappella, but adaptable to any voicing.
$15.00
Ancient Miracles: SATB
Ancient Miracles: SATB
Two new settings of traditional Hanukkah texts: Hanerot Halalu, a three-part canon, and Mi Y'malel, an energetic Klezmer-inspired piece for SATB, piano, and optional violin.
$15.00
Ancient Miracles: SSA
Ancient Miracles: SSA
Two new settings of traditional Hanukkah texts: Hanerot Halalu, a three-part canon, and Mi Y'malel, an energetic Klezmer-inspired piece for SATB, piano, and optional violin.
$15.00
Ancient Miracles: TBB
Ancient Miracles: TBB
Two new settings of traditional Hanukkah texts: Hanerot Halalu, a three-part canon, and Mi Y'malel, an energetic Klezmer-inspired piece for SATB, piano, and optional violin.
$15.00
Austen Observes
Austen Observes
A cycle of three short songs for soprano or mezzo-soprano with humorous Jane Austen quotes.
$10.00
By the Waters of Babylon
By the Waters of Babylon
A lyrical psalm setting for moderately advanced choirs. SATB, piano, and cello.
$15.00
For the Beauty of the Earth
For the Beauty of the Earth
A lilting melody with primarily homophonic accompaniment, suitable for many church choirs. SATB, piano, and optional violin.
$15.00
Hariyu
Hariyu
An exuberant Hebrew setting of Psalm 100 with homophony in changing meters. SATB and piano.
$15.00
Little Wonders
Little Wonders
A whimsical but mysterious setting of a firefly poem by Danielle Coles. SA, piano, and double bass.
$15.00
Oseh Shalom: SATB
Oseh Shalom: SATB
A Jewish prayer for piece in a tango style, accessible for school, church, and synagogue choirs. SATB, piano, and violin.
$15.00
Oseh Shalom: TBB
Oseh Shalom: TBB
A Jewish prayer for piece in a tango style, accessible for school, church, and synagogue choirs. TBB, piano, and violin.
$15.00
Sim Shalom
Sim Shalom
A solemn Hebrew prayer with a choral refrain and solo verses. SATB, soprano or tenor soloist, and piano or organ.
$15.00