Articles Tagged with Edith Segal

Suite #2 for String Quartet: Remembrance, op. 197

4 movements:

1) I Remember (in memoriam Jacob Rosenberg, 1922-2008, Lodz Ghetto survivor)(2′)
[see op. 149 #2]
2) Hitler in Hameln: The Honorary Citizen (after Henryk M. Broder)(3′)
[see op. 79 #5]
3) I’d Like to Go Away Alone (after Alena Synkova, 1926- , Terezin survivor)(2′)
[see op. 105 ]
4) From 6 Million Nameless Graves (after Edith Segal (1902-1997) & Hirsh Glik)(3′)

We Are Innocent, op. 94

cantata on letters of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, 1987-88, 45’30”

for baritone (or tenor), soprano, and optional chorus, with piano or orchestra

in 12 movements, prelude & 2 interludes.

First complete performance by Helene Williams and Peter Schlosser,

with composer at piano, on “Meet the Composer” grant,

at Bryant Library, Roslyn 6/14/88;

also perf. at Museum of Fine Art (Roslyn)10/6/88,

Community Church of Boston, 12/11/88, WESPAC (Ardsley, NY) 12/22/88;

prem. with (Metropolitan Philharmonic) Chorus

at Community Church of NY 6/19/88

also perf. WQXR-AM, NY (“The Listening Room”) 12/8/88

#2, 1, 7 & 4 perf. at Weill Recital Hall benefit for Ezrath Nashim 6/14/89

and at Temple Sinai of Roslyn 8/20/89

prem. w/Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra:

Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus & Orch, cond. by composer

[Associate Conductor: Bill Grossman]

Marymount Manhattan Theater 6/11/89;

video on YouTube as indicated below:

audio recording: OPUS ONE #145

other perfs w/Helene Williams, Ronald Edwards & Chor:

Plandome Unitarian Church 6/19/93;

w/Helene Williams, Gregory Mercer & Chor:

6/15/03 Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck NJ;

6/18/03 Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Manhattan


1) Childhood Memories (Julius)

2) The Shofar (Ethel [+Chorus])

3) Together (Julius & Ethel)

4) We Are Innocent (Julius & Ethel [+Chorus])

5) How Sad I Was To Leave You (Ethel) + Interlude

6) How Much You Have Given Me (Julius)

7) The Astounding Spectacle (Ethel & Julius [+Chorus])

7A) Interlude

8) A Visit From Mother (Ethel)

9) Of Course It Isn’t Easy (Julius)

10) “Mercy”?

11) On the Threshold of Death (Julius)

(Variations on a theme by Edith Segal, used by permission)

12) To Michael & Robert (Ethel & Julius [+Chorus])

Edith Segal Love Song Cycle, An, op. 107

on 7 poems from For Dreamers Who Dare (1975)

(6’30”) 1992:

Remembrance – Severance – The Two – Loneliness –

Scars – Your Hand – Waiting

premiered by Helene Williams & composer,

Greenwich House “Village Varieties” concert

by Composers Concordance 11/19/92

and at LICA Chelsea Center concert 5/22/93,

Songs of Love concert 2/5/95; recorded on Capstone CPS 8647

Helene Wiliams sings Songs of Love