Allah is Great

Allah is Great

Lyricist: Music and Text by Sora Jederan-Shpack

While Allah Is Great is a rousing conclusion to the oratorio, A Mother's Love, it is also a beautiful stand-alone piece for choir and soloists. Here the text and music from The Winds of Time are paired with a descant that is comprised of melodic fragments found earlier in the oratorio. The text adds universal meaning to the idea of Allah and our profound relationships with the Eternal.

Product Instrumentation Price Duration Level Audio View Score Quantity
SJS-057-00
Printed Score
Orchestral Score: SATB Choir, SATB Soloists, Orchestra 6:00 M
SJS-057-00P
Licensed PDF
Orchestral Score: SATB Choir, SATB Soloists, Orchestra 6:00 M
SJS-057-01
Printed Score
Piano Version: SATB Choir, SATB Soloists, Piano, Flute, Percussion 6:00 M
SJS-057-01P
Licensed PDF
Piano Version: SATB Choir, SATB Soloists, Piano, Flute, Percussion 6:00 M
SJS-057-02
Printed Score
Choral Score: SATB Choir, SATB Soloists, Piano M
SJS-057-02P
Licensed PDF
Choral Score: SATB Choir, SATB Soloists, Piano M
SJS-057-03
Printed Score
Instrumental Parts: Fl, Ob, Cl Bb, Bsn, Hn F, Tpt C, Trb, Tba, Perc, Vln I, Vln II, Vla, Vlc, D.B. M
SJS-057-03P
Licensed PDF
Instrumental Parts: Fl, Ob, Cl Bb, Bsn, Hn F, Tpt C, Trb, Tba, Perc, Vln I, Vln II, Vla, Vlc, D.B. M

The opening verse is two texts and melodies sung simultaneously.
        Sopranos and Altos sing:
Allaah is One, allaah is Infinite and Inconceivable,
Peer, disappear into the endless glass,
the love, the mystery and wonder of allaah,
Allaah is Great, allaah is Merciful and Compassionate,
and to allaah belongs all praise,
alhamdulillaah.
        Tenors and Basses sing:
The winds of time play havoc with our souls
as they batter us against the shores of life,
And I, I seek, if only for a moment...
a brief respite in Thy Divine Light.

Enlighten, enlighten each of us,
Enlighten our unique paths,
as You have enlightened and inspired
125,000 and more, prophets and prophetesses,
leaders and teachers, women and men,
of many lands and tongues,
with words of truth, wisdom and compassion.
Enlighten these, our sacred paths.

Allah is Great, allaah is All That Is and All That Is Not.
There is no god, but God,
Many names of God we share and sacred is each Holy Name
Allaah is Great, allaah is Merciful and Compassionate
and to allaah belongs all praise,
alhamdulillaah.
Through the winds of time sing praises,
alhamdulillaahu, alhamdulillaah.
Allah, allah, allah, allah, allahu akbar.