Composed By: Leonard Bernstein
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Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Year Composed/Published: 1945
Tempo: slow, then fast, then slow again
First Line: hashkivenu adonai eloheinu le-shalom
description: This early work by Bernstein is a setting of the evening prayer for peace, commissioned by New York’s Park Avenue Synagogue. In ternary form, the outside sections in the Phrygian mode in flowing triple time, stand in sharp contrast with the highly syncopated Lydian middle section. The modern edition has been edited by Jack Gottlieb. But it is worth examining the original publication by G. Schirmer.
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