Contents: 1. Rubato, Very Slow -- 2. Chesed -- 3. Slow. With program notes. Dedicated to Ricardo Morales. Commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Co-commissioned by the Santa Barbara Symphony. The Hebrew word Nekudim translates to Points, and also refers to the vowels of the Hebrew language.
This disc of music by the American composer Leshnoff also includes his Distant Reflections. With Charles Wetherbee, violin; the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra; and Carpe Diem String Quartet.
Robert Spano conducdts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Contents: Double Concerto (2007) -- Symphony No. 1 (Forgotten Chants and Refrains) (2004). With Charles Wetherbee, violin; Roberto Diaz, viola; and the IRIS Orchestra.
Contents: String Quartet No. 2 -- Seven Glances at a Mirage -- Cosmic Variations on a Haunted Theme -- ...without a chance. With the Carpe Diem String Quartet; Opus 3 Trio; and various artists.
A concerto in three movements. Commissioned by and dedicated to Christopher Dudley. Of advanced difficulty.
A concerto in four movements. Commissioned by William Nerenberg and Dorothy Rosenthal in honor of the children and grandchildren. Premiered by Jeffrey Khaner and the Philadelphia Orchestra, March 2011. Of advanced difficulty.
Contents: I. Schicker Tanz -- II. Shalom Aleichem -- III. Yiddishe Zach -- IV. Der Rebbes Niggun -- V. Der Rebbes Tanz. Written for and dedicated to Gil Shaham. Commissioned by Dr. and Mrs. Claude Chemtob in honor of the marriage of Rachel Shapiro to Christopher Grymes. Of advanced difficulty.
Contents: I. Slow -- II. Scherzo -- III. Mysterious -- IV. Finale. Commissioned by the IRIS, Duluth, National Gallery of Art, Curtis Orchestras, the Peabody Institute and Mr. Jeremiah German. Of advanced difficulty.
Contents: I. Adagio -- II. Flowing -- III. Fast. Commissioned by family and friends in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Edelman. Of advanced difficulty.
A concerto in three movements. With program notes. Commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony. Co-commissioned by the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias, Nashville Symphony, and Reno Philharmonic. Composed for guitarist Manuel Barrueco. Of advanced difficulty.
In one movement. With performance notes. Dedicated to Glenn Paulson. The music is scored for vibraphone, marimba, and multi-percussionist. Of advanced difficulty.
In one movement. Commissioned by Mr. Jeremiah German. Dedicated to David DePeters. A fast-paced work scored for a mid-sized orchestra, with winds and brass in pairs.
In one movement. Dedicated to Dr. Solomon Snyder. Commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Co-commissioned by the Kansas City Symphony and Fundacion Orquesta de Extremadura. For full orchestra.
Contents: I. Slow, Malchus -- II. Fast. With program notes. Commissioned by Shriver Hall Concert Series in honor of its 50th anniversary. Premiered in Baltimore, February 2016 by Gil Shaham and The Knights. Of advanced difficulty.
Contents: 1. Zohar -- 2. What is man? -- 3. Twenty-two letters -- 4. Shepherd Boy -- 5. Zohar -- 6. Higher Than High. Commissioned by Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The texts are taken from various sources.
Contents: I. Broad, Maestoso -- II. Netzach, Fast and Intense -- III. Slow -- IV. Fast -- V. Infinite. Commissioned by Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Dedicated to Robert Spano, Evans Mirageas, and Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan. Duration ca. 33 minutes.
Contents: 1. Rubato, Very Slow; Faster -- 2. Chesed. Originally composed for orchestra, this version for symphonic band was commissioned by a consortium of schools and organizations. Dedicated to Ricardo Morales.