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Hebrew Songs for Choir a-Cappella

שירים עבריים בעיבודים למקהלה א-קפלה

"Song of the Valley" (שיר העמק) for mixed choir a-cappella:

Text by Natan Alterman | Music by Daniel Sambursky

The New Vocal Ensemble | Conductor: Yuval Ben Ozer

 

"En-Gedi" (עין-גדי) for mixed choir a-cappella

Text by Eitan Peretz | Music by Dov Aharoni

The New Vocal Ensemble | Conductor: Yuval Ben Ozer

 

"Uzziah Built Towers" (ויבן עזיהו) for mixed choir a-cappella

Text from the Book of Chronicles 2 | Music by Yohanan Zarai

The Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir | Conductor: Stanley Sperber

 

"If I Forget Thee" (אם אשכחך) for mixed choir a-cappella

Text by Menachem Mendel Dolitzki | Music by Heyman Cohen

"Adi" Choir | Conductor: Yishai Steckler


This song is, to me, one of the most beautiful songs written about Jerusalem (Zion). It evokes in me an unexplained palpitation, which made the commission of the Jerusalem Music Center to arrange it for “Adi” choir, an exceptionally exciting commission.

The melodic line delicately and expressively captures the longing, yearning and love of the exiled Jewish people to its beloved Zion. The harmonic potential of the melody allows for a versatile treatment, both tonal and modal, and indeed I tried to emphasize this opulence in my arrangement. The use of various harmonic traditions also symbolizes the ancient longing for Jerusalem, on all its historical layers through the generations.

 

"There Were Nights" (היו לילות) for women's (or children's) choir a-cappella

Text by Yaakov Orland | Music by Mordechai Zeira

"Moran" Children's Choir | Conductor: Naomi Faran

 

"The Flute" (החליל) for mixed choir a-cappella:

Text by Leah Goldberg |Music by David Zehavi

The VOCAL Singers

 

"I Shall Tank My Lord My Redeemer" (אודה לאלי) for mixed choir a-cappella

Text from Yemenite Diwan | Traditional Yemenite folk song

The VOCAL Singers

 

"Autumn's Wind" (רוח סתיו) for mixed choir a-cappella

Text by Yekhiel Mohar | Music by Yohanan Zarai

The VOCAL Singers

 

"My Field" (שדמתי) for mixed choir a-cappella

Text by Yitzhak Shenhar | Music by Yedidia Admon

See also an arrangement for voice and piano.

 

"Take Me Under Your Wings" (הכניסיני תחת כנפך) for mixed choir a-cappella

Text by H. N. Bialik | Traditional folk tune


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