“We Remember Them” is a poignant SATB setting with piano accompaniment of a meditative, memorial poem by Rabbis Sylvan Kamens and Jack Riemer. A celebration of life and hope, “We Remember Them” serves most aptly as a solemn prayer for any memorial service, entreating every listener to be ever vigilant in remembering the dearly departed in daily living. “We Remember Them” is a perfect choice for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Memorial Day, an observance of 9-11 or any funeral/memorial service of any faith (even All Saints Day).
A fitting response in its call to remember and honor the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust, “We Remember Them” is often performed as an epilogue to Holocaust Cantata.
Note: In addition to the piano accompaniment in the choral score, accompaniment for orchestra is also available. Please contact me directly for more information about the orchestra parts.
|Piano or Full Orchestra
2222 | 2220 | Hrp | Timp | Perc(1) | Strings
|5 min. 30 sec.
|Rabbis Sylvan Kamens and Jack Riemer
“We Remember Them,” music by Donald McCullough and text by Rabbis Sylvan Kamens and Jack Riemer, serves as an appropriate coda to In the Shadow of the Holocaust in its insistence that it is not enough that the victims of the Holocaust be remembered only on special occasions, nor even that the burden of that remembering fall on only one segment of the world’s population. “We Remember Them” serves as a prayer entreating every listener to be vigilant in remembering, because it is in remembering that we can be certain that hatred, prejudice and oppression never go unchecked again.
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