This disc, recorded in Havana, Cuba, in January, 2017, has two of my choral compositions–
Akhat Sha’alti (One thing I request) and Oseh Shalom (Maker of Peace) from Shacharit (Morning Service). Both in a cappella arrangements. Schola Coralina directed by Alina Orraca gave a beautiful performance. For more about the CD, including scores and program notes for all the music, visit the catalog page on Ansonica.
Review excerpt of Chevere CD:
“…Yet the most compelling compositions on this recording have little to do with Cuba, except for their performance there by the Schola Cantorum Coralina. The works are Akhat Sha’alti (One Thing I Ask) and Oseh Shalom (Maker of Peace) by Meira Warshauer. Not new compositions (2010 and 1989, respectively), they are nonetheless beautifully crafted and performed. Akhat Sha’alti takes its Hebrew text from Psalm 27:4, associated with the Jewish New Year: “One thing I ask of the Holy Living Essence, this I will seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Holy One all the days of my life.” Each of the three movements, 1) “Akhat Sha’altí” (One Thing I Ask); 2) “Ótah Avakésh” (This I Seek); and 3) “Shivtí” (My Dwelling), sets one or two phrases of the verse, thus placing a limited amount of text in a limited harmonic palette…”