Four Meditations

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FOUR MEDITATIONS FOR SOPRANO AND ORGAN

B RAXT O N B L A KE

BRAXTON

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BRAXTON BLAKE

F O U R M E D I TAT I O N S FOR SOPRANO AND ORGAN

The Morning Stars Yehud a H al evi ( c . 1 0 7 5 – 1 1 4 1 )

L et Man Remember Moshe I b n E z r a ( c . 1 0 5 5 – a f t e r 1 1 3 8 )

Prison Moshe Nat an ( m i d - f o u r t e n t h c e n t u r y )

Three Things Schelomo I b n Gab i rol ( 1 0 2 1 / 2 2 – c . 1 0 5 7 / 5 8 )

From The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetr y from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 © 2007 by Princeton University Press Poems translated by Peter Cole Used here with per mission of the publisher

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