When I first heard my friend Graham Twist play his own arrangement of soundtrack from the movie "Schindler's List" I thought I couldn't play it because it seemed too painful not only because of historical significance but because of how it related to the world's event's right now. It's actually five times as painful seeing how the history repeats itself today. Nevertheless, I thought I should still try to create something to commemorate the upcoming International Holocaust Remembrance Day which is January 27. Hence I created this piece.
This is a gentle meditation on the Yiddish poem–song Es brent or "It's burning", also known as אונדזער שטעטל ברענט undzer shtetl brent "our town is burning", written in 1936 by Mordechai Gebirtig. Although the poem is generally said to have been written in response to the Przytyk Pogrom of 1936, after the Holocaust the song was often used in Holocaust commemoration or in programmes of World War II Ghetto music, both in the original Yiddish and in Hebrew translation. In this piece the tune is presented twice, both times in the right hand but the first time as a solo voice and then the second time in a more chordal texture, creating culmination. The meditation ends quietly as it started. This composition will be very effective on the program of the Holocaust remembrance events.
I hope you will also watch Graham's very sensible rendition of his own arrangement of the music from "Schindler's List": www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJrp_l3P81U
We support Ukraine: www.blue-yellow.lt/en
If you like what I do, you can buy me some coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/organduo
My Hauptwerk setup: www.organduo.lt/tools.html
Total Organist - the most comprehensive organ training program online: www.organduo.lt/total-organist
Secrets of Organ Playing - When You Practice, Miracles Happen! organduo.lt
Listen to my organ playing on Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/0ckKPIvTWucoN3CZwGodCO?si=YWy7_0HqRvaZwBcovL-RKg
DON'T MISS A THING! FREE UPDATES BY EMAIL.
You have successfully joined our subscriber list.
Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
Our Hauptwerk Setup: