Larry Bach | Openings

Go To Artist Page

More Artists From
United States - Texas

Other Genres You Will Love
Spiritual: Jewish Folk Folk: Folk-Rock Moods: Type: Acoustic
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.


by Larry Bach

Spiritually grounded lyrics find a beat and come to life.
Genre: Spiritual: Jewish Folk
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Wonder and Light
3:06 $0.99
2. Now I Lay Me Down
4:29 $0.99
3. Modeh Ani/Elohai
3:01 $0.99
4. Sh'ma
2:31 $0.99
5. Tefilah
4:20 $0.99
6. Healing Song
3:42 $0.99
7. Shadow
4:03 $0.99
8. American Psalm
3:39 $0.99
9. Joy and Pain
2:58 $0.99
10. Lily, Pearl, And Moon
3:29 $0.99
11. Marketplace / Nafshi Cholat
4:59 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Openings is an album about opening up. It comes into the world as I approach my forty-fifth birthday, and five years after I released my debut album, Kivvunim. Shortly after completing Kivvunim, I entered the Rabbinical Leadership Program of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality. Since then I have become first a practitioner, and then a teacher, of Jewish Mindfulness. This album chronicles my spiritual journey over the last five years.

One important feature of Openings is a collection of five songs (tracks 1, 2, 9, 10, 11) based on the poetry of Rumi, as read by American poet and translator Coleman Barks. Rumi, a Sufi mystic, wrote thousands of lines reflecting on the opening of one’s heart to God, to Life, and to Love. Barks, inspired by Rumi but working in a more contemporary idiom, has done more than anyone to popularize Rumi’s work for today’s audience. I was in turn inspired by Barks’s work, and crafted songs based on it. Along with the Rumi settings, this album features some songs that explore liturgical and biblical themes, including a few by songwriters I admire.



to write a review