Listening Room

CD Samples

You can download samples of most of the tracks on the CD, and two tracks (Prayer and Rozhinkes mit Mandlen) can be downloaded in their entirety. All downloads are in .mp3 format. With most browsers, left-clicking will play the track and right-clicking will download it to your computer.

The list below shows all the tracks on the CD, with timings. The clickable links go to the samples. The length of the samples is also shown.

Choral Music

Beauty is Before Me

Life guided by a profound awe of nature. From the beautiful Navajo text '---In my youth, I am aware of it, and in old age, I shall walk quietly the beautiful trail.' For audio and to order sheet music, go to Cypress Choral Music.

Candles are Dancing

An infectious, lively tune for Chanukah and Solstice. English text. ‘Flames from the candles dance to and fro, they tell us a tale of long, long ago’.

Life Has Loveliness to Sell

Based on Sara Teasdale's evocative poem:

"Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things;
Blue waves whitened on a cliff …

And children’s faces looking up,
Holding wonder like a cup."

A setting that will work with small choirs as well as large.


A choral song with the theme of our universal desire for peace. It includes words of peace from all the Abrahamic traditions: Christian, Islamic and Jewish. My hope is that it touches all who hear it.

Instrumental Music

Pnina's Niggun

Trio for violin, flute and harp. An uplifting introduction to worship with a lilting, dancelike quality.

Solo Music

Three Love Songs from the Poetry of Sara Teasdale

Soprano solo with piano accompaniment.

Esther Brandeau