Amongst her dozens of famous Jewish-themed hits, Debbie Friedman seems to have a penchant for penning the anthemic. Friedman’s English interpretation of the Traveler’s Prayer has become a classic, and Werstch’s fluid arrangement does the job just right. The absolutely perfect piece for a farewell, graduation or other commemoration of a culmination of any sort.
There is no shortage of arrangers creating settings of the music of honored Jewish music heroine Debbie Friedman – but this is one of the best. This piece will bring listeners to tears at a healing service or Shabbat worship; Friedman’s melody brings out the special meaning in the text, and Feinsinger’s voicings are beautifully appropriate.