and all the days were purple, Cantaloupe Music April 2019
Meditative and devotional in scope, and all the days were purple sets Yiddish and English
poems to music in a song cycle that seeks out the divine while reflecting on the longing, beauty and
tumult of life. The album includes texts by Anna Margolin, Edward Hirsch, Rachel Korn, and Abraham Sutzkever,
and performances by Eliza Bagg (voice), Lee Dionne (piano), Maya Bennardo (violin), Hannah Levinson (viola),
Hannah Collins (cello) and Michael Compitello (percussion). The recording also includes Three Epitaphs,
composed in 2016 and featuring excerpts from texts on love and life's transience by Williams Carlos Williams,
Seikilos and Emily Dickinson.
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