- Symphony No.3 ("Kaddish"), for soprano, speakers, choruses & orchestra; also for voices & piano
- Chichester Psalms, for boy soloist, chorus & orchestra
- Missa Brevis, for alto, chorus & percussion (or 7 violins & percussion)
The symphony has never seemed so purposeful, whether underscoring the narration or evoking the entrancing lyrical intensity in any number of set pieces. Clearly, Kaddish reveals the depths of Bernstein's Jewish experience more fully than anything else he wrote.