AḥAVA—Brotherhood is a captivating symphonic setting of dramatic readings that include the biblical prophets, medieval Spanish-Hebrew poets, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington! Commemorating three centuries of Jewish life in America, AḥAVA culminates in a universal appeal for "goodness, benevolence, and compassion" to be shared by people of all faiths, races, and nationalities. Also included on this CD are Jewish prayer settings by mid-20th-century American masters, all recorded for the first time.
Reviews and Recognitions:
"...an interesting mix of both liturgically and non-liturgically based works by a mix of leading American composers, both Jewish and non-Jewish." —Jerry Dubins, Fanfare
"The performances are all excellent; among tht solo singers, tenor Karl Dent and baritone Patrick Mason stand out." —Edith Eisler, Amazon.com
"...the best of these sacred works demand to be revived and heard outside of their non-religious settings." —Lawrence A. Johnson, Gramophone