This is a piece that I wrote with Carl Hammond a few years ago on a grant from the Jacobs’ Family Foundation for the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit that came to San Diego. The piece is a cry for peace, that “might break out across Israel just as the winds of the chamsin (their version of our Santa Ana winds) blows through every camp, regardless of religion, race or creed.” I hope you enjoy it. This is three excerpts. It’s available for download on Bandcamp.com as well as via CD Baby and CD Now. Thanks for listening. And as Scott Veltman used to say, “Don’t forget to inflate your shoes!”
This performance of the traditional Kol Nidre prayer Avinu Malkeinu was taken from our Sept. 22, 2015 “Alternative Kol Nidre Service” at Congregation Beth El in La Jolla, CA. The setting is traditional but the arrangement is anything but traditional. I’m playing the bass flute, the ensemble includes violin, cello, contrabass and keyboards and the vocals are lead by Roberta Winston. I have been honored to be the Musical Director for this service since its inception eight years ago by now, most of the music that we do is my own work. Hope you enjoy this performance. I’m writing grants right now to try and get a commercial recording of this music released on CD. Wish me luck! If there are any angels out there who would like to step up with some funding, please reach out to me.
Original setting of the Hashkivenu prayer from the Machzor. Played at the September 22, 2015 Alternative Kol Nidre Service of Congregation Beth El in La Jolla, CA. Musicians include Roberta Winston, soloist; Yochanan Sebastian Winston, bass flute, director and composer; Mark Danisovsky, piano; Ben Graubart, violin; Erdis Maxhaleku, cello and Joe McNalley, contrabass. The piece is ASCAP and all rights are reserved. If you’re interested in performing the piece, just send me a message or an email and we can get you the music.
Ribono Kol Ha Olamim, by Yochanan Sebastian Winston (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved