Choral/Vocal Works

* work published by Oxford University Press
** work published by Transcontinental Music Publications (search “Cohen, Gerald”)
***work published by G. Schirmer/AMP
For all other music, please contact composer Gerald Cohen

CHORAL MUSIC:

L’dor Vador (From generation to generation), for SATB chorus and piano (2014)—3’
Commissioned by the Cantors Assembly for HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir
Watch the world premiere performance of this piece, from Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Uvtuvo m’chadesh (In Your goodness, You renew), for SATB chorus, viola and piano (2013) – 6′
Commissioned by Temple Beth Shalom, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

We are loved by an unending love, for mezzo solo, SATB chorus and piano (2011)—4’  Commissioned by Ohef Sholom Temple, Norfolk, VA 

Evening Meditations, for SATB chorus and piano (2010)—9’
**1) Bless Adonai who spins day into dusk
2) The heavens express your fire
Commissioned by the Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY 

Dodi li vaani lo (My beloved is mine, and I am his), for SATB chorus, clarinet and piano (2008)—3’
Commissioned by Cantabile Chamber Chorale

Yihyu l’ratson (May the words), for solo voice, SATB chorus, viola and piano (2008)—4’
Commissioned by Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Lakol z’man #2, for soprano + baritone solo, unison chorus and piano (2007)—5’
Commissioned by Congregation B’nai Israel, Sylvania, OH

Lo, body and soul—this land, for SSA chorus and piano
(poem by Walt Whitman) (2006)—5’
Children’s Aid Society Chorus Commission Award 2007

Meditation and Celebration (Psalms 33 and 100), for SATB chorus and piano (2005)—6’
Commissioned by Zemer Chai, Washington, D.C.

Lakol z’man/To everything a season, for SATB chorus and piano (2004)—5’
Commissioned by Cantabile Chamber Chorus

Adon Olam (Eternal Lord), for SATB chorus and organ (2003)—5’
Commissioned for American Composers Forum’s Faith Partners residency

An Undaunted Heart: Songs of Elders, for SATB chorus and piano (2003)—17’
Commissioned by The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, cond.,
as a winner of the Westchester Prize for New Works
***Note: Final movement of this piece, The ocean of peace lies ahead of me, is published by G. Schirmer/AMP
LISTEN TO EXCERPT: 
All of God’s creations recite melody, for SATB chorus and organ (2003)—5’
Commissioned for American Composers Forum’s Faith Partners residency

L’chu N’ran’na (Psalm 95), for SATB chorus and organ (2003)—4’
Commissioned for American Composers Forum’s Faith Partners residency

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting, for children’s and SATB chorus, and organ (2002)—5’
Commissioned for American Composers Forum’s Faith Partners residency
LISTEN TO EXCERPT 
Sing Our Song, for SATB chorus and piano (2002) (text by Elie Wiesel)—5’
Commissioned by Kol Dodi Community Chorus

*Sim Shalom, for SATB Chorus and piano (2001)—5’
Commissioned by the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts

Ki Heim Chayeinu (a setting of the weekday evening service, for cantor,
chorus, clarinet and piano)  (2001)—20’
Commissioned by the Cantors Assembly

**Adonai Ro’i Lo Echsar (Psalm 23) for SATB chorus and piano (1999)–3′
Version for SSA chorus and piano (2013); Version for SATB chorus and orchestra (2002); Version for unison chorus and piano (1992);
SATB Choral version commissioned by The Boston Zamir Chorale
Version for chorus and orchestra commissioned by the Usdan Festival
Go to Adonai Ro’i page for audio excerpts

*Y’varech’cha (Blessing for children) For treble voices (2 part) and piano
(1998), Arrangement for treble voices  (2 part) and orchestra (2000)

V’higad’ta L’vincha (And You Shall Tell Your Child),
for children’s chorus (SSA), clarinet, cello and piano (1996)–16′
Arrangement for SATB chorus, clarinet, cello and piano (1999)
Commissioned by the Syracuse Children’s Chorus, Barbara Tagg, cond., with an award  from the Commissioning Music/USA program

•Hinei Ma Tov/Shaalu Sh’lom Y’rushalayim, for solo voice and
SATB chorus (1996)—3’
Commissioned by Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York

••Lo Lanu (Psalm 115), for SATB chorus and piano (1987)—8’
Commissioned by the Canticum Novum Singers

•Libavtini Achoti Chala, for solo voice, SATB chorus and piano (1983)—3’
Commissioned by the Connecticut Hebrew Chorale

SOLO VOCAL MUSIC:
New Music for a New Mahzor, for vocal solo a cappella and with piano (2010)—20’
Includes: Adonai Adonai El Rachum, S’lach Lanu Avinu, Rachamana, Haven Yakir LI, Haneshama Lach, Adonai Ma Adam, P’tach Lanu Shaar
Commissioned by the Cantors Assembly

Lakol z’man #2, for soprano + baritone solo, unison chorus and piano (2007)—5’

Commissioned by Congregation B’nai Israel, Sylvania, OH

Kaddish, for voice, clarinet and piano (poem by Marge Piercy) (2004)—5’
Commissioned by Meet The Composer’s New Music/New Donors program

Ki Heim Chayeinu (a setting of the weekday evening service, for cantor, chorus, clarinet and piano)  (2001)–20’
Commissioned by the Cantors Assembly

The Dogwoods (Four songs on Poems of Linda Pastan), for soprano and piano (2001)—13’
Premiered by Adelaide Muir, soprano, Kent Conrad, piano
LISTEN TO EXCERPTS
Come Before God with Joyous Song  (Bo’u L’fanav Birnana)  (1999)–20’
Collection of solo vocal works
Including: Hariu  Ladonai (Psalm 100), Y’varech’cha, Ad Matai (Psalm 82), Libavtini Achoti Chala, V’haarev Na, Dayeinu
Go to Generations page for audio excerpts

Grandparents, song cycle for medium voice and piano (poems by Marc Kaminsky) (1994)—17′
Premiered by Neil Blumofe, baritone, Gerald Cohen, piano

••Adonai Ro’i Lo Echsar (Psalm 23) for solo voice or unison chorus and piano (1992)–3′
Arrangement for voice and orchestra (2000)
Arrangement for  voice and orchestra premiered by San Diego Symphony
Featured in the 1997 film, The Jew in the Lotus, with Gerald Cohen, baritone
Go to Adonai Ro’i page for audio excerpts

Five Songs of Stevie Smith, for mezzo-soprano and piano (1984)—17’
Premiered by Marin Cosman, mezzo-soprano, Gerald Cohen, piano