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Reviews for Your Bountiful Light Music:    
Media    Audience    Community Leaders


A Musical ‘Light’ on Hebrew Texts

Composer‘s Works Sung by Congregations Nationwide

Joseph McLellan, March 2002


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More than a dream come true

Local composer hears her liturgy live in others’ voices

Paula Amann, February 2002


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Summit Jewish center hosts singer of liturgical music for concert

April 2003


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Planet Washington

Homefront: A Hard Won Harmony

Robert Schroeder, May 2003


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"I immediately perceived one of Norma’s musical trademarks: her melodies ring true to the text…Norma has an inner ear attuned to the times, and she responds to text with a modernity that never compromises the integrity of the text. She is true to the best cantorial tradition which speaks incessantly to the heart. Her compositional output does not stop surprising us, challenging us, demanding from us the same level of emotional intensity that she pours into her music.”


Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat

Forward in Your Bountiful Light companion book

"In these original liturgical works, Norma Brooks has created a bridge that weaves the ancient words of Jewish liturgy with compelling melodies in a variety of musical styles. The result is both unique and unerringly right. Brooks' music, along with the stunning arrangements of cantors Ramón Tasat and Natasha J. Hirschhorn, helps us to see possibilities in Jewish liturgy that we didn't know were there."


Dr. Everett Fox, Professor of Judaic and Biblical Studies,

Clark University

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