Musical Compositions

Musical Compositions by David P. Goldstein

Choral Music

Song of Songs – Suite for Women’s Voices – A three-movement SSAA piece with piano accompaniment on one piece and optional conga drum. Based on texts from Song of Songs. “Arise My Beloved,” “K’tapuach Ba’atzay Hayaar,” and “Let Me Be a Seal Upon your Heart.” Performance time 7 minutes. Medium to Difficult.

Recording of Song of Songs – Suite for Women’s Voices – on the Recordings page.

God Be Near Me – Short STB a cappella trio. Performance time is 2 minutes. Medium to difficult.

Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace – a 3-part a cappella men’s choir version of the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. The harmonies are dissonant and haunting. Performance time is 3 minutes. Challenging.

Open My Eyes – SATB with tenor or soprano soloist. Text comes from Psalm 119. Performance time is 3 minutes. Medium difficulty.

Prayer of Muhammed – 4-part women’s choir with piano. Performance time is 5 minutes. Rhythmic and exciting. Medium difficulty.

Spirit Water – SATB with piano, string bass, percussion, organ and jazz soloist. Performance time is 15 minutes. Cost for this particular piece is $5 per copy.

For more information on this composition, visit the Spirit Water page. 

The Lord Bless You and Keep You – co-written with Jeffry Blake Johnson. SATB a cappella benediction. Performance time is 1 minute. Easy.

The Lord is My Shepherd – SATB with piano accompaniment, featuring tenor soloist. Text is the 23rd Psalm. Style is gentle and lyrical. Performance time is 4 minutes, medium difficulty.

To order sheet music, please contact me by e-mail at dpgold7 (please add the extension “@gmail.com”). Almost all of the sheet music may be purchased for $2 per copy plus mailing costs.

Hebrew Chant

Elohai Neshama – vocals, piano, and hand-drum. Performance time is 2 minutes.

Sim Shalom – vocals and piano. Performance time is 2 minutes.

Modeh Ani (selected for inclusion in the Shalshelet Third International Jewish Liturgical Music Festival and Song Book)

Other chants (For available recordings visit the Hebrew Chant page.)

Mah Tovu
Karov Adonai
Ahavah Rabah
Chanun V’Rachum
Somaych Adonai

+ Many Niggunim

To order sheet music, please contact me by e-mail at dpgold7 (please add the extension “@gmail.com”). Almost all of the sheet music may be purchased for $2 per copy plus mailing costs.

Piano Music

Along the Way – a lyrical and meditative piece. Performance time is 4 minutes.

Recording of Along the Way – on the Recordings page.

Fanfare – powerful piece which will eventually be scored for brass instruments. The piece uses lots of open fourths and fifths. Performance time is 5 minutes.

Lying Awake / A Second Night – companion pieces, each 2 minutes in length with strikingly different styles. Lying Awake is dissonant, A Second Night is simple and beautiful. Pieces should be performed together.

Recording of Lying Awake – on the Recordings page.

Recording of A Second Night – on the Recordings page.

Paris Dreams – melodic and romantic piece. Performance time is 4 minutes.

To order sheet music, please contact me by e-mail at dpgold7 (please add the extension “@gmail.com”). Almost all of the sheet music may be purchased for $2 per copy plus mailing costs.

Vocal Solo or Duet

Lead Us From Death to Life – Soprano or tenor with piano accompaniment. Words anonymous. Performance time is 3 minutes.

Modeh Ani – Medium Voice with piano and cello accompaniment. Text is drawn from Jewish morning prayers. Performance time is 3 minutes.

***Official selection of the 2008 Shalshelet Festival for New Jewish Liturgical Music.***

For more information about Shalshelet, visit http://www.shalshelet.org.

Now Talking God – Soprano or tenor, a cappella. Words from a Native American prayer. Performance time is 3 minutes.

Recording of Now Talking God – on the Recordings page.

Earth Our Mother Breathe Forth Life – Vocal duet, a cappella. Text comes from a Pawnee Indian prayer. Performance time is 2 minutes.

To order sheet music, please contact me by e-mail at dpgold7 (please add the extension “@gmail.com”). Almost all of the sheet music may be purchased for $2 per copy plus mailing costs.

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