#7 Union Hymnal: Early will I seek thee, God, my refuge strong
#7 in the 1914 Union Hymnal: Early Will I Seek Thee, God, My Refuge Strong. Music by M Boguslawski, translation by Gustav Gottheil. This hymn is my favorite so far. It really moved me while I was singing it and has stuck with me since.
#8 in the 1914 Union Hymnal: Psalm 19 - The Spacious Firmament On High (second tune)
Merry Christmas to my dear friends and family who celebrate Christmas! This is my friend Lawren Donahue who has a stunningly beautiful voice which you’ll hear more of in the future! For now enjoy her as the alto and bass in this Haydn hymn! #8 in the 1914 Union Hymnal: Psalm 19 - The Spacious Firmament On High (second tune). Music by: Franz J. Hadyn, Translation by: Joseph Addison
#9 1914 Union Hymnal : (Psalm 146) O praise the Lord, my soul, forever bless his name.
#9 1914 Union Hymnal : (Psalm 146) O praise the Lord, my soul, forever bless his name. Music by Lewis Isaacs This is my super talented friend and classmate Abbie Strauss! She’s a founder at The Institute of Jewish Rock and the Cantorial Soloist at Temple Judea in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Check out her work! She’s amazing!
#10 1914 Union Hymnal: With the Voice of Sweet Song.
#10 in the 1914 Union Hymnal: With the Voice of Sweet Song. Music by: Frederic Cowan. Words: Harry Mayer Here’s my beautiful friend and classmate @weiner.hallie, this time on tenor and bass! She’s the Cantorial Intern at @templeemanueldallas and has one of the most caramel like voices I’ve had the privilege to hear!
#14 1914 Union Hymnal: Sing to the Sovereign of the Skies.
#14 in the 1914 Union Hymnal: Sing to the Sovereign of the Skies. Music by: Frederick Cowan. Translation by: Felix Adler. Taken from the Hamburg Temple Hymnal. I just love this one! It’s a sweet melody AND Jenni is just lovely to work with. She’s a classmate, friend, and wonderful musical collaborator. Please go check out her work Jenni Asher - Artist as she’s a musician who combines precision, technique, and love. She’s got an album coming out June 6th so look forward to that!
#15 1914 Union Hymnal: In God the Holy, Wise, and Just
#15 in the 1914 Union Hymnal: In God the Holy, Wise, and Just. Music by: Louis Lewandowski https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Lewandowski. Words by: Penina Moise https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penina_Moise. This is my lovely friend and colleague Cantor Orly Campbell. She is the Cantor at Temple Beth David https://www.facebook.com/388687757866548/ and does wonderful work there with liturgy AND bringing great musical programming! Go check her out on various social media platforms and check out her wonderful shul! I included some links above to Wikipedia articles about the people responsible for the words and music. One of my teachers and mentors Cantor Sam Radwine pointed out the rich history of the translator of the last hymn I posted and I thought it might be nice to include that here in case anyone else is interested!
#16 1914 Union Hymnal: O worship the King, all glorious above!
#16 in the 1914 Union Hymnal: O worship the King, all glorious above! Music by: Franz J. Hadyn. Translation of Psalm 104 by: Robert Grant. This beautiful family comes from our Ner Tamid Synagogue community in Poway! Ella, Olivia, and Jonathan Pearl make so much beautiful music together on a regular basis. I’m honored whenever they let me join in on the musical fun, and I’m honored they joined me for this project!