With 12 of Cantor Lisa Levine's most popular and singable prayer settings arranged for adult, teen, and youth choirs and worship bands, Soulful Shabbat Ruach is a true celebration of Shabbat. The joyous, singable melodies and virtuosic instrumental solos (featuring flutist Mattan Klein and guitarist Dave Nachmanoff) will change the way you think of worship. Producer Scott Leader's brilliant arrangements in a range of diverse musical styles make this CD shine with the ruach of Shabbat.
This delightful collection of 18 Ladino, Yiddish, Cantorial, and Israeli songs is representation of Cantor Lisa Levine's concerts in Havana beginning in 1996. The songs represent the melting pot of musical heritage in Cuba and the diverse Jewish community from all over the world that has thrived there since the Revolution in 1959. The style is mainly folk, featuring guitar and percussion with flute, violin, and piano.
We welcome Cantor Lisa Levine's solo recording of original music, REACHING FOR PEACE, a blend of gospel and Jewish liturgical music which grows out of Lisa's 20 years working with interfaith, gospel, and Jewish choirs. included are the healing songs "Mi Sheberach" and "Ruach Elohim" which have become popular in congregations around the world, along with 9 other selections in Hebrew and English. The lush arrangements feature the voices of four choirs: adult, teen, youth and gospel, and were written for worship and interfaith settings. People of all faiths and backgrounds will find inspiration in this beautifully crafted CD with a message of faith, unity, and peace for all humankind.
Voices meld on many levels in this eloquent, layered recording.
Cantor Lisa Levine brings us a collection of 22 original Hebrew and English compositions for Healing, Prayer, and Unity. This 53 page compilation includes melody line, guitar chords, Hebrew, and transliterations.
This original Friday evening service was written specifically for outreach to interfaith families and for use in community interfaith gatherings. Hebrew and English settings meld with a variety of styles including gospel, country, Folk, Chasidic, Klezmer, and Sephardic. Featuring easy to sing participatory music for everyone in the congregation, each of the 18 songs is presented in both Piano/Vocal/Guitar and melody line formats in this 123 page songbook. A professionally recorded rehearsal CD with Lisa and friends, and The Temple Oheb Shalom Adult Choir (Baltimore, MD) is also included. Though intended for use by cantors and musical specialists as an outstanding program resource (the informative user's guide is a music director's dream, categorizing selections appropriate for solo or various choral combinations!) the recording and songbook can also be enjoyed by anyone. Lisa's signature songs "Mi Shebeirach," "Ruach Elohim," and "Reaching for Peace" are found in this collection, along with Shabbat favorites "L'cha Dodi," "Shalom Aleichem," "Bar'chu," "Sh'ma," "Mi Chamochah," "V'shamru," and more! Appealing cross cultural rhythms and engaging vocals both solo and choral make this CD a comforting and inspiring choice for listeners as well as music directors.
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