“We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore.What falls there, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what wall rides over the river, we know not.” –Major John Wesley Powell”
My journey recording this music began with a two-hour phone conversation
with Dr. Myron Gordon the 95-year-old son of composer Samuel E. Goldfarb.
It was clear from the get go that this would be a meaningful journey. “Craig,can I bounce these ideas, while they’re still in my head?” We spoke weekly,sometimes twice a week. He introduced me to his son-in-law Scott who shared my enthusiasm for the music and my love for his father-in-law. It’s said that music is what happens “between the notes.” I can assure you that this CD is far more than notes, and rather an extraordinary reflection of a remarkable man and his relationship with his estranged father as well as a revival of the music evoking the happier and more innocent days of that past.
A recent e-mail from Myron captures the essence of our sacred journey. “Dear Craig: Your check is on its way. Let this payment stand not merely for work done, but how it was done. Loving friendship, iron trust,and minimizing egos—all gave birth to a CD event with unique character and
purpose. Scott heartily joins me in this testimony to our team, especially to you. Tikvah always.”
Yes Myron…Tikvah, always. Always hope! Let us all enjoy the playful
children’s songs and timeless liturgical music of this pioneer Jewish American composer.
–CRAIG TAUBMAN Craig ‘N Co.