03: Hebraic Prayer

Hebraic Prayer for violin and piano was inspired by the Canto in Memoriam for violin solo, a piece dedicated to the heroic firemen lost in the World Trade Center tragedy. It is introduced with original material for solo violin similar to the Canto’s opening section. The rest is a setting of the Hebrew folk song “Shalom Aleychem,” used in the weekly Jewish Saturday morning-prayer service and known the world over. The song is a prayer for peace in the world. The highly-polyphonic
setting employs original invertible counterpoints.