Cantor Erik Contzius, cantor and music director of Temple Israel of New Rochelle, New York, is an important new voice in contemporary synagogue music, creating a new generation of classically-grounded liturgical work that is vital and compelling. This collection of 20 original compositions for the synagogue melds modern and traditional sounds into a rich and vibrant choral tapestry. Cantor Contziusí innovative melodies and bold interpretations of liturgical texts are brought to life by the internationally recognized Amor Artis Chamber Choir, under the direction of Johannes Somary, accompanied by organist Christopher Creaghan. With styles both traditional and eclectic and melodies that range from beautifully haunting to lively and freilach, Teach My Lips a Blessing is an important contribution to the canon of Jewish liturgical music.
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1. Hineih Mah Tov
2. Y'did Nefesh
3. Mi Khamokha
7. Eloheinu... R'tzei
8. Shalom Rav
9. Yih'yu L'ratzon
10. Mi Shebeirakh
11. Candle Blessing for Kol Nidrei
13. Ya'aleh V'yavo
14. And Hannah Prayed
15. The Travelers' Prayer
16. Our Task
17. Psalm 23
18. Psalm 150
19. Lamdeini Elohai
20. Ein Keloheinu
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