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Oneg Nigun

Music & audio © Alexander Massey, 23 March 2014 In Jewish life, we take joy seriously! We are reminded that, on Shabbat especially, we should be joyful, prompted by the verse from Isaiah 58:13 – “and call the Sabbath a delight

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Naomi’s Nigun

Music & audio © Alexander Massey 14 May 2016 The melody is based on the nusach for the haftarah blessing on shabbat morning. It has 50 notes, in honour of my friend Naomi’s 50th birthday!

Lamah Lanetzach (Lam. 5:20-22)

Music and audio © Alexander Massey 6 Dec. 2013 20. Why have You forgotten us utterly, forsaken us for all time? 21. Turn us back, Eternal One, to Yourself, that we may be turned! Renew our days as of old.

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Nigun Chakartani vaTeida – Nigun meditation on Psalm 139

Music & audio © Alexander Massey, 26 Oct 2018 Music’s role is often to express or explore what cannot be put into words. I wrote this nigun at a time when I found myself soul searching and questioning, and wanting to

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Kol B’Ramah, Kol D’mei

Music and audio © Alexander Massey 11 April 2018 Jer. 31:15; Gen. 4:10; Jerusalem Talmud, Sanhedrin 4:1 (22a) On Yom HaShoah v’HaGevurah, we commemorate both the victims of the Holocaust, and those who heroically resisted. This piece was written to

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Lo Yisa Goi (No.2) – Nation Shall Not Raise Sword

Music and Audio © Alexander Massey 28 January 2017 Instrumental version (easier to hear the individual parts) This three part round is written in 2 languages (Hebrew and English) and 3 different time signatures (4/4, 6/8 and 3/4), each line

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Nir’eh Or – In Your light, we see light

Psalm 36: 8-10 – Music and audio © Alexander Massey 16 Sept 2018 Music, English lyrics & audio © Alexander Massey 16 Sept 2018 Enjoy listening! Fuller commentary / essay coming soon – in the meantime, here are some brief

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Han’shamah Lach – a new musical setting

Music and Audio © Alexander Massey 13 Sept 2018 Enjoy listening! Fuller commentary / essay coming soon – in the meantime, here are some brief details about the prayer: The prayer is usually associated with High Holy Days. Yamim Noraim,

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Kumi Lach Rayati

In Hebrew In English – ‘Rise up, my love, my fair one’ Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 9 Dec 2015 This recording and a version of this article were published on Ritual Well (USA) as ‘Arise, my love‘. English

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Halleluyah No. 2 (Psalm 150)

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey, October 2011 Psalm 150 not only completes Book 5 of the Psalms (tehillim), but is the last of all the Psalms. As such, its message is particularly important as a summation – a vision

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