Anthem on Adonai S'fatai Tiftach

Written by Ron Cytron for the installation of Cantor Ken Jaffe at Shaare Emeth. I've written some other music.

This piece is organized as follows:

  1. Statement of the subject (from nusach)
  2. A Mendelssohn-like fugue, instruments only (organ preferred)
  3. Canon (extended subject): SATB in round
  4. Stretto: The idea here is that the SATB voices get increasingly further apart, like a mouth opening (to sing G-d's glory)