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The Gates of Justice — Dave Brubeck August 17, 2015

The Gates of Justice — Dave Brubeck

Released in 2004, jazz icon, pianist and composer Dave Brubeck wrote this cantata in an attempt to heal the rift between the Jewish people and American blacks that emerged after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. 

Based on biblical and Hebrew liturgical texts, together with quotations from Dr. King's speeches, Negro spirituals and the Jewish sage Hillel, with lyrics by Brubeck's wife Iola, it was intended to underscore and resurrect the spiritual parallels between Jews and blacks. 

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The Gates of Justice — Dave Brubeck
Cycle of Life in Synagogue and Home — Volume 4: Digital Album 13
Songs of the Soul (symphony), Shir L'erev Shabbat (excerpts) The Final Ingredient (excerpts) — David Amram
Genesis Suite (1945)
Jewish Operas — Volume 1
Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering, Mikhoels the Wise (excerpt), Out of the Whirlwind — Bruce Adolphe
The Mirror, Passover Offering, Tants un Maysele — Yehudi Wyner
A Jewish Legacy — Leonard Bernstein
Great Songs of the Yiddish Theatre, Volume 1 — Abraham Ellstein
A Hanukka Celebration