Michael Isaacson Songbook Volume II (with CD) Published in Celebration of Composer's 60th Birthday
(New York, NY) March 30, 2006 Transcontinental Music Publications is releasing The Michael Isaacson Songbook Volume II in honor of the composers 60th birthday. The renowned composer of Jewish sacred, life-cycle, and dramatic music, will be celebrating his birthday on April 22nd.
Dr. Isaacson's widely known Sabbath services Avodat Ammamit, Hegyon Libi, Nishmat Chayim, Shir Ari and To Recreate the World as well as his High Holiday music Sim Shalom and Aspects of a Great Miracle for Hannukah have become modern classics. In addition to his worship music, Michael Isaacson is also known for his Holocaust suite Cradle of Fire and many popular folk settings contained in the Michael Isaacson Choral Folk Music Series.
Dr. Isaacson has devoted much of his 40 years of music composition to elevating and moving synagogue music forward. In addition to his sacred music, he also composes life cycle works, which have quickly become staples in the Jewish repertoire and earned him rave reviews.
Every piece of music has a story, especially the music of Michael Isaacson," Said Rabbi David S. Lieb of Temple Beth El in San Pedro, CA. "What a treat it is to hear the stories, learn the why, and enjoy the magnificent creations of Dr. Isaacsons music through which we pray.
Isaacsons first collection of original music, the Michael Isaacson Songbook Volume I has soared in popularity since its release, quickly becoming in demand in Jewish and secular music libraries throughout the world. Volume II, which contains 50 more original settings, is sure to do the same. The music of both Volumes I and II are also available on CD; to pre-order Michael Isaacson Songbook Volume II for only $34.95, visit www.etranscon.com or call 212-650-4120.
Transcontinental Music Publications is the music-publishing arm of the Union for Reform Judaism, formerly known as the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. The union serves as the central body to the Reform Movement in North America, uniting over 1.5 million Reform Jews across the United States and Canada. The Union supports programs and services including music and book publishing, adult education, and the Religious Action Center in Washington, DC.