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Roots & Wings


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Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberA1117
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Oyster Albums
Record FormatCD
Shelf Number100616
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Roots & Wings - songs of great melodic, lyrical, and spiritual depths and heights, suffused with lush harmonies. Original English and Hebrew compositions, a cappella or accompanied, these songs celebrate Shabbat, children, friendship, and peace. Includes the song "Circle Chant", sung and recorded by religious and politically conscious communities around the world.

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1 - Roots & Wings
Composer(s) : Music: Linda Hirschhorn
2 - Not By Might
Composer(s) : Music: Linda Hirschhorn; Lyrics: adapted from Zachariah 4:6
3 - Homeless Blues
Composer(s) : Music and Lyrics by Linda Hirschhorn
4 - If Not Now
Composer(s) : Music: Linda Hirschhorn
5 - What Happened to the Dream?
Composer(s) : Music and Lyrics by Linda Hirschhorn
6 - Kahrev Yom
Composer(s) : Lyrics: Pirkei d-Rabbi Eliezer; Music: Linda Hirschhorn
7 - Mizmor Shir
Composer(s) : Adapted from the liturgy; Music: Linda Hirschhorn
8 - But Ask Now the Beasts / Trees of the Wild
Composer(s) : Lyrics: Job 12:7-8 ; Music by Nancy Schimmel
9 - Waltzing in the Shadows (A Yizkor For Tay)
Composer(s) : Music and Lyrics by Linda Hirschhorn
10 - Stepping Lightly
Composer(s) : Music and Lyrics by Linda Hirschhorn
11 - Shifchi Ka-ma'yim
Composer(s) : Lyrics: adapted from Lamentations 2:19; Music: Linda Hirschhorn
12 - Marbeh
Composer(s) : Lyrics: Hillel; Music: Linda Hirschhorn
13 - Play on(For Tay Holden)
Composer(s) : Music and Lyrics by Linda Hirschhorn
14 - Blessing for Children
Composer(s) : Music and Lyrics by Linda Hirschhorn
15 - Circle Chant (New Version)
Composer(s) : Music and Lyrics by Linda Hirschhorn