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Vayomer elohim 01:15
 

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This setting was found posthumously among Bernstein’s papers in a folder marked “1989,” but the musical atmosphere suggests his style in Dybbuk (1974). Only ten bars long, this rumination on the mystery of creation is, by extension, a tone painting of artistic creativity, suggesting something formed out of nothingness.

By: Jack Gottlieb

 

Lyrics

Sung in Hebrew
Genesis 1:3

And God said “Let there be light,” and there was light.


 

Credits

Composer: Leonard Bernstein

Length: 01:15
Genre: Liturgical

Performers: Barry Snyder, Piano;  Howard Stahl, Tenor

Date Recorded: 05/01/1993
Venue: Kilbourn Hall/Eastman School of Music (A), University of Rochester, New York
Engineer: Dusman, David
Assistant Engineer: Isaacson, Michael

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Publisher: Universal Polygram International Publishing

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