Sarah Riskind

Choral conductor and composer

Choral: SA

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.

Adio, Kerida ($15)

Unaccompanied SSAA arrangement of the popular Sephardic melody that was most likely inspired by a Verdi aria.

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Adonai S’fatai ($10)

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

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Recording of SSATB version:

Ancient Miracles ($15)

Two new settings of traditional Hanukkah texts: Hanerot Halalu, a three-part canon, and Mi Y’malel, an energetic Klezmer-inspired piece for SSA, piano, and optional violin.

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Recording of SATB version:

Esta Noche de Purim ($15)

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

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Hashamayim ($15)

Lyrical setting of Psalm 19:1-5, “The heavens declare the glory of God,” for SA and piano. Accessible to young singers.

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Las Kazas de la Boda ($15)

Arrangement of a Bulgarian Sephardic wedding song in 2+2+2+3. SSAA 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.

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Lavaba la Blanka Ninya ($15)

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

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Little Wonders ($15)

A whimsical but mysterious setting of a firefly poem by Danielle Coles. SA, piano, and cello.

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SA, piano, and double bass version

Looking for a Sunset Bird in Winter ($15)

In this Robert Frost setting for SA choir, piano, and violin, a modal melody expresses the presence of beauty in a seemingly desolate environment. Premiered by an intermediate-level elementary/middle school choir, it is accessible to ensembles strengthening their part-singing skills.

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Mi Chamocha: SA Setting ($15)

“Who is like You, O God?” This rhythmic setting for SA and piano is accessible to young singers.

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Y’hi Ch’vod ($15)

“May the Glory of God endure forever.” This joyous piece for SA and piano is accessible to young singers.

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