Leonard Lightstone

2016│Shir Ha Maalot  2010│ Tefilat ha-DerekhSong from Shir Ha Shirim

Leonard LIghtstoneLeonard Lightstone was raised in Ottawa, Canada and studied piano, French horn, guitar, as well as classical and jazz harmony. He earned degrees in Engineering Physics, initially paying his way through university playing French horn. Presently, he works as a full time engineer and devotes much of the remainder of his available time to his second passion: composing music. He enjoys writing for small instrumental and vocal ensembles, employing techniques of modern counterpoint and methods of layering in his compositions. Much of his work draws on liturgical texts and Hebrew poetry, past and present, as well as traditional Jewish musical idioms. In all his compositions he receives support and advice from his family, all musicians in their own right. More of Leonard’s work can be found at www.leolightstone.com.