New Music Monday Feature
"Obergefell" is a track from composer/bandleader Ezra Weiss' big band album debut, We Limit Not the Truth of God
. The LP features a 17-piece band of first-call musicians and is an impassioned suite addressed to Weiss' young children that attempts to make sense of a divided world. "Obergefell" is one of its most celebratory parts. Drawing inspiration from the 2015 Civil Rights case in which the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples, the piece brims with triumphant joy, vividly depicted by Weiss' choral arrangement.