Ilu Finu: A Cappella for Jewish Prayer
Volume I: Shabbat - the first ever book of contemporary a cappella for use in Jewish prayer! Includes Twenty-Two SATB arrangements for Friday Night & Shabbat Morning liturgy, written by current Jewish collegiate a cappella groups, professional jazz and a cappella arrangers, and cantors. Also includes:
- Essays on cultivating spirituality in a cappella by: Joey Weisenberg, Hazzan David Tilman, Cantor Rosalie Boxt, Dr. Josh Jacobson, and Nava Tehila (Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan, Daphna Rosenberg, & Yoel Sykes).
- Companion Pages to each prayer, including full Hebrew text, expressive English Translation (from the new Siddur Lev Shalem), a message from the composer/arranger, and "KaVaNotes" - guides to the meaning & emotion of each piece.
- "Jewish A Cappella 101" for starting and building a new group, written by Lauren Dranoff & Cory Hecht of KEYhillah (www.keyhillah.org) ; also bios of our composers & arrangers, and an International Directory of Jewish A Cappella groups, Festivals, & Competitions.
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