Susan Krasner | Threads

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Threads

by Susan Krasner

Musical interpretations of traditional Jewish prayers incorporating contemporary rhythms and orchestrations of the world; for those looking for a fresh take on World music with an ancient spiritual theme.
Genre: Spiritual: Hebrew
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1. Modeh Ani
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2. L'cha Dodi
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3. Yah Ribon
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4. Shir Hama'alot
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5. Mah Tovu
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6. Mizmor Shir
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7. Yih-yu L'ratzon
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8. Eitz Chaim
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9. Sim Shalom
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10. Hal'luhu
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11. Psalm 150 (Kol HaN'shamah Medley)
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12. Yism'chu
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13. Hinei Mah Tov
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14. Ki Eshm'rah Shabbat
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15. Hodu
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16. Lo Yisa Goi
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17. Eliyahu
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Music critic, Frank DeBlase, of Rochester City newspaper writes, “Susan Krasner’s “threads” is an adventurous juxtaposition of the current and the historic, with Krasner’s sweet and sturdy voice intoning traditional Jewish prayers over jazzy rhythms. It breathes new life into the prayers, bringing them to Gentile ears who would ordinarily never hear them, and at the same time offers the faithful an interesting way to explore their faith. Gentle grooves and well thought-out instrumental treatment gives “threads” the earthiness of world beat and universal appeal with its pop patina”.

Susan Krasner is a singer, religious school music teacher and youth choir director at her synagogue in Rochester, NY. “The first time I sat through a Jewish prayer service was as a grown adult. I had traveled the world in search of God and Truth, but my search had been disappointing. Eventually I met my husband and soon after attended my first Jewish service. Although at that time I did not understand Hebrew, the melodies themselves evoked in me great longing and deep connection. That is how my Jewish journey began. These spiritual melodies opened a doorway that ultimately drew me into an exploration of the divinity in all of life. Eventually I converted to Judaism and have never stopped praying, studying, and singing, all to express my love of the Divine. These prayers are the threads that hold me deeper into the fabric of knowing God and the source that hold life together as one.”

The particular melodies in this collection are traditional and folk in origin. Here they have been orchestrated in ways that stay true to the basic original melodies while developed into original contemporary arrangements.


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Rie Takashima

Traditional Jewish Melodies Finally Become Familiar
I have just attended my first Shabbath morning service at our temple since I got Susan Krasner's "Threads." Though I have been married to a Jewish man for nearly 17 years and we are raising our children (10 and 7) according to the
Jewish tradition, I have neither learned nor compelled to learn Jewish prayers before, and I have always felt out of place sitting among the people during services who grew up saying and singing the prayers. During this morning's
service, however, I was able to hum many more prayers than I have ever been able to before. Although I didn't know it, this album has successfully helped me become familialized with some of the prayers which have never made an
impression on me. It was very exciting, even moving to realize this, so much so that I feel like learning Hebrew to be able to sing these prayers now!

Mark Prigoff

A Contemporary Voice For A Repertoire Of Tradition
Susan Krasner's new release "Threads" sheds a new light on traditional music of the Jewish faith. Her vocal renditions and arrangements are set to contemporary rhythms and instrumentation and are quite uplifting and easy to enjoy, even for the casual listener. This is a very delicate balance between preserving an authentic presentation of these traditional folk songs and prayers, and some original and contemporary arrangements with a modern-day feel without any spiritual sacrifices. Thanks to the many talents of the vocalists, instrumentalists and arrangements by Susan and Danny Lomenzo of Noteworthy Studios, this CD will prove to be a worthy addition to any personal music collection. In short, "Threads" is a landmark recording for the present and future generations in search for divine inspiration and music of the soul.

Mark Prigoff

A Contemporary Voice For A Repertoire Of Tradition
Susan Krasner's new release "Threads" sheds a new light on traditional music of the Jewish faith. Her vocal renditions and arrangements are set to contemporary rhythms and instrumentation and are quite uplifting and easy to enjoy, even for the casual listener. This is a very delicate balance between preserving an authentic presentation of these traditional folk songs and prayers, and some original and contemporary arrangements with a modern-day feel without any spiritual sacrifices. Thanks to the many talents of the vocalists, instrumentalists and arrangements by Susan and Danny Lomenzo of Noteworthy Studios, this CD will prove to be a worthy addition to any personal music collection. In short, "Threads" is a landmark recording for the present and future generations in search for divine inspiration and music of the soul.