Sherr, L.: Fugitive Footsteps

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Label: Navona
Catalog: NV6492

Kehler, David Thomas; Megiddo, Inbal; Rust, Rebecca; Warren, John; Henry, Robert; Miller, Samuel; Liu, Jian; Krueger, Charae; Edelmann, Friedrich; Schantz, Cory; Lawless, John; Rawson, Deborah; Witt, Heather; Kennesaw State University Chamber Singers

Laurence Sherr delves deep into the spirit of resilience with FUGITIVE FOOTSTEPS: REMEMBRANCE MUSIC. Not shying away from musically pointing to suffering and despair, Sherr paints a vivid picture of persecution, trauma, and survivor's guilt but also of silent and active opposition, hope, renewal, and the eventual overcoming of adversity. Through remembrance and tribute, these compositions unapologetically aim to tell stories of Holocaust resistance and survival, not only in concept but also in their individual tonal language: at all times fully conscious of their cultural roots, vast heritage, a sacrosanct sense of belonging, and the duty of defending these treasures. But perhaps, even more, these works reveal pathways to clearer, brighter horizons.

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