Choose Life, Uvacharta Bachayim
Choose Life, Uvacharta Bachayim is one of my major works. I wrote it in 1994 when I received a Faith Partners Residency from the American Composers’ Forum. There were three congregations in my partnership. I wrote a piece for each group and one they could all perform together. I was fortunate that Delores Dufner, OSB, was providing the text for the group piece, the oratorio Choose Life.
The San Jose Chamber Orchestra and The Choral Project made a commercial recording of the work at Skywalker Sound. Making the recording took energy and concentration from everyone involved. It was stressful, but great fun.
You can hear samples of the whole piece here.