Eili, Eili was composed byJacob Koppel Sandler, arranged for flute choir by Toby Caplan-Stonefield.
Jacob Koppel Sandler (1860-1931) wrote the song “Eli, Eli” (or “Eili, Eili”) with the text by Boris Tomeshefsky, for M. Horowitz’ operetta “The Jewish King of Poland for a Night” (1896). Featuring all of the various performers in the flute choir, this song very effectively relates the feeling of sadness and despair. (“My G-d, my G-d, why do you forsake me?”)
Scored for 3 C Flutes, 2 Alto Flutes, Bass Flute, and Contrabass Flute