Paths of Stone and Water

for SATB a cappella (2008)

Choral Score

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by Osnat Netzer


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Musica Sacra
Mary Beekman, conductor

℗ Musica Sacra
Artwork © Ayala Netzer


11 min


March 21, 2009
First Church, Cambridge, MA

Musica Sacra
Mary Beekman, conductor


Commissioned by Musica Sacra


SATB, a cappella


1. Yehuda Amichai
2. Psalm (cento by Elana M. Messer)
3. Joseph G. Rosenstein


1. Shir Moledet (Homeland Song)
2. Mayim (Water)
3. T'Filat Geshem (Prayer for Rain)

Program Notes

Paths of Stone and Water was commissioned by Musica Sacra. It was composed in Cambridge, Massachusetts and completed in December of 2008. The first movement is a setting of a poem by Yehuda Amichai. The text of the second movement is a psalm cento created for this work by Elana M. Messer. The text of the third movement is a modern adaptation of a traditional prayer for rain written by Joseph G. Rosenstein.

–Osnat Netzer