Gideon Klein's poignant setting of Hebrew words, composed in the Terezin Ghetto.
|AKA||My Boy, Where are You Going?|
Featured in the 'Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish Music and Theater' festival, Madison (Wisconsin), this is one of Klein's most charming works, a setting for three-part female chorus of the Hebrew words Bachuri Le’an Tisa (My boy, where are you going?). It received at one performance by prisoners in Terezin, in December 1942. Records of other possible performances have since been lost. Despite sometimes described as such, this is not an arrangement, but an original composition. The complete words are ‘My boy, where are you going? My sweetheart, it’s all over’,