Seventh Avenue Kaddish

By David Sanford | For Solo Cello | 7′

Title: Seventh Avenue Kaddish
Composer: David Sanford
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Solo Cello
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Listen to an excerpt of Seventh Avenue Kaddish:

Who’s playing? Matt Haimovitz, cello

Written for Matt Haimovitz’s Anthem album after the tragedies of 9/11, David Sanford’s Seventh Avenue Kaddish places the cellist near ground zero, playing on the streets of New York as buildings collapse, debris blinds, dust suffocates. Yet the street musician continues to wail because that is all he can do. The form of “Seventh Avenue Kaddish” is inspired by the four parts of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme – “Acknowledgement,” “Resolution,” “Pursuance,” “Psalm.”

In Sanford’s words: “‘Seventh Avenue Kaddish’ was written to express simultaneously the point of view of a cantor, a jazz visionary, a street musician, and/or a concert cellist. They share the perhaps incorrect sense that their only tenable position in the face of catastrophic events is to soldier on as entertainers and/or professional mourners.”

This work is recorded on Oxingale Records’ album Anthem. Click here to go to the album page on iTunes.

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