Shir Hashirim 8:170:00 / 8:17
Combining Biblical Hebrew text with lush, modal melodies and colorful harmonic textures, Shir Hashirim is the third movement of Kohelet, my five-movement cantata that was co-commissioned by the Washington Master Chorale and Santa Clara Chorale.
The bass-baritone soloist sings the part of the groom—King Solomon according to tradition—while the soprano soloist sings the part of his expectant bride in this love duet adapted from the Song of Songs.
The standalone version was arranged for piano accompaniment, so it could be performed in a recital setting.
My wife Lauren was my muse for Shir Hashirim—and Kohelet. Not only did she give me enthusiastic encouragement, she transliterated the Biblical Hebrew text. I couldn't have done it without her, so I dedicated it to her.
To learn more about Kohelet: A Cantata in Five Movements, click here.
YEAR OF COMPOSITION
Duet for Bass-Baritone and Soprano Soloists with Piano Accompaniment
Orchestral arrangement available with full score.
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