Sarah Riskind

Choral conductor and composer

Choral: SATB

Note: The price allows you to make up to 60 copies. Additional purchases are needed for larger ensembles. Versions for other voicings are a possibility– email sarah.riskind@gmail.com.

Accompanied
Ahavat Olam ($15)

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A brief homophonic setting of a common prayer of gratitude for the Torah. SATB with piano or organ.

Ancient Miracles ($15)

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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.

By the Waters of Babylon ($15)

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A lyrical psalm setting for moderately advanced choirs. SATB, piano, and cello.

Change the World ($15)

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A guided improvisation in which section leaders choose pitches to fit notated rhythms. SATB and pitched instrument(s).

Dayeinu ($10)

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Simple arrangement of one of the most popular songs sung at Passover seders. “Dayeinu” can be translated as “it would have been enough.” SATB and piano.

Eiliyahu Hanavi ($10)

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Simple arrangement of the haunting Passover melody “Eiliyahu Hanavi” about the prophet Elijah, for SATB and piano.

Esa Einai ($15)

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Hebrew setting of Psalm 101, “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains.” SATB with piano, lyrical and mostly diatonic.

For the Beauty of the Earth ($15)

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A lilting melody with primarily homophonic accompaniment, suitable for many church choirs. SATB, piano, and optional violin.

Hariyu ($15)

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An exuberant Hebrew setting of Psalm 100 with homophony in changing meters. SATB and piano.

Las Kazas de la Boda ($15)

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Arrangement of 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. Has detailed performance notes, with links to source recordings and a Judeo-Spanish pronunciation guide.

Mi Chamocha: SATB Setting ($15)

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“Who is like You, O God?” A bright, upbeat homophonic setting of moderate difficulty.

May the Words of My Mouth ($15)

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Lyrical Dorian/minor piece for baritone, mixed choir, and piano that works well before or during worship.

Oseh Shalom ($15)

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A Jewish prayer for peace in a tango style, accessible for school, church, and synagogue choirs. SATB, piano, and violin.

Resuenen los Clarines (free)

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Scholarly performing edition of a sacred Spanish motet by the Mexican Baroque composer Manuel Zumaya. It is for SATB+SATB choirs and organ, but it also works well with instrumental doublings, or with instruments covering some of the parts. Verses can be performed by a small group.

Shiru ($15)

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A triumphant and melodic Hebrew setting of Psalm 96:1, “Sing to the Lord a new song.” SATB and piano, moderate difficulty.

Shout Unto the Lord ($15)

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Exuberant Lydian setting of Psalm 100 for SATB and organ with some syncopation.

Sim Shalom ($15)

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A solemn Hebrew prayer with a choral refrain and solo verses. Accessible piece for SATB, soprano or tenor soloist, and piano or organ.

When I Consider Your Heavens ($15)

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Warm, light setting of Psalm 8 for SAB and piano.

Unaccompanied
Adonai S’fatai ($10)

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A Hebrew call to prayer in three-part canon. SSATB a cappella, but adaptable to any voicing.

Esta Noche de Purim ($15)

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Arrangement of an upbeat Moroccan Sephardic copla about celebrating Purim, a Jewish holiday that usually falls in March. SATB a cappella, moderate difficulty. Has detailed performance notes, with links to source recordings and a Judeo-Spanish pronunciation guide.

Heart’s Ease (free)

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Original unaccompanied Renaissance-style harmonizations of the tune “Heart’s Ease” from Playford’s 1651 Dancing Master, which is mentioned in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The first is fairly straightforward, while the second is more chromatic. Both are included in three keys to suit individual ensembles.

Mixolydian Alleluia($15)

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A call-and-response anthem in Mixolydian mode with mixed meters; the mixed choir is often in unison. For a cappella choir, soloist(s), and percussion ad lib.

Rock of Ages (free)

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Homophonic setting of one English verse of the Hanukkah song Rock of Ages (Maoz Tsur).

The Silver Swan ($15)

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Original chromatic setting that pairs well with the Gibbons. SATB a cappella.

We Were Once Strangers ($15)

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This piece was inspired by those who struggle to find welcome in new places. The optimistic textual changes transform a command into a personal commitment. For advanced a cappella SATB choir with some divisi and a brief soprano solo.