Open the Gates

By Ed Colker
New York: Haybarn Press, 2006. Edition of 85.

11 x 15"; 38 pages. A frontispiece facsimile of a page from the composer's hand is followed by his concert notes. The complete song texts were typeset in Palatino by Spring Salvin and printed letterpress on Rives and Canson papers by Bradley Hutchinson. The lithographs were printed by Maurice Sanchez at Derriere L'Etoile Studio with color pochoir by the artist and the cloth binding is by Portfolio box. This edition is signed by both Brubeck and Colker.

This book is a portfolio inspired by the cantata "The Gates of Justice" composed by David Brubeck. The work expresses the hope for universal justice, freedom, kindness, and peace, drawing on texts from the Hebrew Bible, the Union Prayer book, the writings of Hillel, the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. and original texts by Iola Brubeck (wife of the composer).
$335 (Last 6 copies)