Variations on a Hebrew Melody

2017 – for Alto Saxophone and Piano (12:00)


The “Variations” were commissioned by Emmett Rapaport, a former student of mine and a terrific saxophonist. The work takes the classic Hebrew melody “Sim Shalom” as its theme, which is then subjected to variations with a broad range of stylistic influences and technical demands for the saxophonist.



April 2018
Stamps Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
Emmett Rapaport, Saxophone; Liz Ames, Piano


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