Reviews of Adonai Roi


“Pieces like Michael Horvit’s “Even When God is Silent” and Judith Shatin’s “Adonai Ro’i” were beautifully shaped and provided a calm relief from the cheery folk styles. The best composition and performance of the night was probably “There Will Be Rest,” Frank Ticheli’s extended setting of two stanzas by Sara Teasdale.” – Joseph Dalton,


“Adonai Roi (Psalm 23) for a cappella SATB chorus was composed by Judith Shatin. It was written during the week after November 4, 1995 which marked the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, then Prime Minister of Israel. The text of Psalm 23 is sung in Hebrew with simplicity of texture and harmonic language. While the words of the text attempt to provide comfort to those morning this tragedy, there is an undercurrent of sadness and loss. There are many nice moments of texture and register contrasts in this accessible work.” – Maryanne Rumancik, Journal of the IAWM Volume 9, No. 2, 2003

“Adonai R’oi (1995): A short four-minute statement for mixed voices written in reaction to the 1995 assassina- tion of Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel. Adonai R’oi is the Hebrew text of Psalm 23. This remembrance is pre- sented in simple, homophonic fashion meant to comfort. Written as a lament, the close harmony in parallel move- ment keeps the text in the foreground.” – The Kapralova Society Journal