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Kol B’ramah, Kol D’mei

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 honour those people. The three Jewish texts offer a

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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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V’shavti B’veit Adonai (Ps 23:6)

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 21 Sept 2015 Ach, tov vachesed yird’funi kol y’mei chayai; v’shavti b’veit Adonai l’orech yamim. Surely, goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the

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Shalom Aleichem, Aleichem Shalom

Composition and Audio © Alexander Massey, 26 March 2017 First performance 10 May 2017 – United for Peace – United Through Poetry – a service with readings interspersed with silent reflection and music, delivered in partnership with the Edward Cadbury

Omer Day 7 – Malchut of Chesed

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 20 May 2014 Many years ago, someone commented to me that I didn’t always say ‘thank you’ when it might have been appropriate. I was shocked, and embarrassed. I was convinced I was grateful.

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You have all been shown what is good

Music and recording © Alexander Massey 19 May 2016 “You have all been shown what is good, and what God seeks from you. Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) [See the Hebrew original, and

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Omer Day 1 – Chesed of Chesed

Music and recording © Alexander Massey 11 March 2015 (Further commentary about this text can be found in another of my articles here: Elohai N’shamah. On that page, you will find more about the symbolism embedded in the musical shapes, and

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V’asu Li Mikdash and the ‘holiness project’

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 16 Feb 2017: V’asu li mikdash v’shochanti b’tocham. Recording with English words: “We’ll make You a holy home, and You will live with us.” Buy the sheet music: $2.25 (approx. £1.80), minimum 4 copies

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Ein Keloheinu No. 2

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 23 Oct 2016 There is none like our God: none like our Lord. There is none like our King: none like our Saviour. Who is like our God: who is like our Lord? Who

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Sh’ma Adonai Koli (Ps 27:7)

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 25 Sept 2016 Sh’ma Adonai koli ekra; v’choneini va’aneini. Hear, O Lord, when I call with my voice, and be gracious to me, and answer me. Zalman Shachter-Shalomi: “Listen, YaH, to the sound of

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