K'dusha 06:30
L'kha adonai 01:01
Sing Joyfully 02:14
S'u sh'arim 03:08

Liner Notes

Of the four settings by Edward Stark here, three are texts from the standard liturgy—but as they appeared in the Union Prayerbook: k’dusha, l’kha adonai (from the Torah service), and s’u sh’arim. His “Sing Joyfully” is the Union Prayerbook’s English adaptation of harninu lelohim.

By: Neil W. Levin



Sung in Hebrew
Words: Liturgy

We hallow Thy name on earth, even as it is hallowed in heaven; and with the prophet we say in humble adoration:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory.
God our strength, God our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth.
In all places of Thy dominion Thy name is praised and glorified.

Our God is One; He is our Father; He is our King; He is our Helper; and in His mercy He will answer our prayers in the sight of all the living.

God will reign forever, thy God, a Zion, from generation to generation. Hallelujah!

Sung in Hebrew
Words: Liturgy

Thine, O Lord, are greatness, power and glory, victory and majesty; Thine is all that is in heaven and on earth; Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted, Supreme above all.

Sung in English
Words: Union Prayer Book

Sing joyfully to the Lord, the Lord, our Strength! Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice. Sing joyfully to the Lord our Strength! Rejoice before the God of Jacob! Sound the trumpet at the new moon, at the return of our solemn feast. For this is a statute unto Israel. A law of the God of Jacob.

Sung in Hebrew
Words: Liturgy (Psalms 24: 7-10)

Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors, for the King of glory shall enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord of hosts - He is the King of glory.



Composer: Edward Stark

Length: 12:53
Genre: Liturgical

Performers: Justin Bischof, Organ;  Mary Ellen Callahan, Soprano;  Ted Christopher, Baritone;  Patrick Gardner, Conductor;  Heather Johnson, Mezzo-soprano;  Matthew Kirchner, Tenor;  Kirkpatrick ChoirBarbara Harbach, Organ;  Michael Isaacson, Conductor;  Rochester Singers;  Richard Botton, Cantor

Date Recorded: 02/02/1992
Venue: Kilbourn Hall/Eastman School of Music (N), University of Rochester, New York
Assistant Engineer: Isaacson, Michael
Co-Producer: Dusman, David
Project Manager: Isaacson, Michael
Date Recorded: 05/01/1991
Venue: Kilbourn Hall/Eastman School of Music (M), University of Rochester, New York
Engineer: David Dusman, Shane McMartin
Assistant Engineer: Isaacson, Michael
Project Manager: Isaacson, Michael
Date Recorded: 05/01/2001
Venue: Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims (B), Brooklyn, New York
Engineer: Rapley, Robert
Assistant Engineer: Frost, David
Project Manager: Richard Lee and Neil Levin


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