Artist: Seth Glass
About The Artist:
Performing songwriter Seth Glass has brought his unique style to audiences throughout the United States, Israel, Europe, and Scandinavia. Seth plays “funkadyllic folk.” Seth has performed with Peter Himmelman, Phillipe Saisse, Mino Cinelu, Andy Statman, Shlomo Carlebach and many other truly fine musicians and writers. Among other credits Seth has written music for Nickelodeon; The AMC Channel “Behind The Scenes”; NBC-sponsored “A Sacred Noise”, NY1, and currently one of Seth’s original songs is being reproduced in Nashville by music legends Ed Peterson and Bob Olsen.
Song: Omrim Yeshne Eretz
Contribution to: Lymphoma Research Foundation
Omrim Yeshna Eretz was a poem written by Saul Tchernichovsky (1875-1943) in 1923. The text was set to music that same year by Joel Engel (1868-1927) in a version for voice and piano that reflected the composer’s interest in producing Jewish art music for the concert stage. Engel’s early work in ethnomusicology had provided the impetus for the creation in 1908 of the Society for Jewish Folk Music (Gesellschaft fur Yiddishe Folksmusik), and while the group produced some very sophisticated material, much of it was based on, or at least inspired by existing Jewish folk materials. The combination of Tchernichovsky’s optimistic text and Engel’s accessible melody made this song very popular, leading it, ironically, to be considered among the “folk songs” of the settler era. Indeed, a 1965 orchestral work by Noam Sherrif called “Israel Suite” included this melody among several others that the composer expected to be universally recognizable.
About Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and healthcare professionals with critical information on the disease. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by the disease. To date, LRF has funded more than $35 million in lymphoma-specific research. LRF was formed in November 2001 by the merger of the Cure for Lymphoma Foundation (CFL) and the Lymphoma Research Foundation of America (LRFA). CFL and LRFA were both founded by lymphoma advocates who sought to turn life changing diagnoses into a positive experience for others with the disease.