Shapirit Y’fehfiah


Instrumentation: SSA Choir
Duration: 3:00
Premiere: 2/5/06
New York Treble Singers, Virginia Davidson, conductor
Madison Ave. Presbyterian Church, New York, NY

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Program Note:
Shapirit Y’fehfiah (Beautiful Dragonfly), is a setting of the lighthearted Hebrew poem of that name by Israeli poet Mira Meir. The beautiful dragonfly looks at herself in a pool of water, and preens, thinking none is more beautiful than she. After wondering what to wear in the evening, she dips her wings, making them glow, then darts away. I was drawn to the lively rhythms and colorful language and composed this piece for treble chorus while in residence at Mishkan Amanim, an artist colony in Herzliah. I would like to thank the Herzliya Conservatory for their kind hospitality during my stay, and Ms. Meir and ACUM for permission to use her text. –JS

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