Composer HIGHBEN, ZEBULON
Voicing/Instrument SSAA SACRED A CAPPELLA
Publisher BOOSEY & HAWKES
Based on a biblical text, "And Miriam Sang" is a song of celebration following Israel's deliverance from Egypt through the Red Sea. It begins in a slow, chant-like manner, and soon shifts to an up-tempo dance-like mood. Although the melodies are original, they incorporate the augmented second interval and melodic formulas common to Hasidic and some Middle-Eastern music. The use of Hebrew text, tambourine and drums add to the authentic feel. Duration: ca. 3:15.