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We Remember Them

A tender setting of "A Litany of Remembrance"
Commissioned by First Unitarian Universalist Church of Rochester, MN / Joseph Mish
Winner of the Vincent Brown Silliman Competition
Poet/Lyricist: 
Rabbis Sylvan Kamens / Jack Riemer

A tender setting of “A Litany of Remembrance,” Rabbis Sylvan Kamens and Jack Riemer’s beloved meditation on death and memory.  Unfolding with simplicity and grace, this imaginative, harmonically rich piece reflects the multifaceted experience of love and loss.  Appropriate for All Souls Day, Memorial Day, or any memorial service

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A Litany of Remembrance

Poem by Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
we remember them.
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
we remember them.
In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring,
we remember them.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer,
we remember them.
In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn,
we remember them.
In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength,
we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart,
we remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share,
we remember them.
So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us,
as we remember them.

Reviews and Responses: 

"We Remember Them is absolutely stunning — sincere and genuine while still quite elegant.  The choir loves it!" Sara Cowan, Artistic Director, Twin Cities Jewish Chorale (Saint Louis Park, MN)

Performers: 

Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble
Joe Mish (Rochester, MN)
Festival Choir of Madison* PremiereTwin Cities Jewish Chorale

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs
Michael Harrison (Saratoga Springs, NY)

Festival Choir of Madison
Bruce Gladstone (Madison, WI)

Twin Cities Jewish Chorale
Sara Cowan
(Minneapolis, MN)

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