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Mi Adir

Mi Adir – Composition and audio © Alexander Massey, 13 Nov 2013 Mi Adir is a text that is traditionally used at a Jewish wedding as the couple processes to the chuppah. Last year, I composed a new musical setting for it,

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Brich Rachamana at Lincoln Jewish Minyan

The grace after meals, my setting of B’rich Rachamana was taught to the Lincoln Jewish Minyan at their St George’s Harvest Supper (2013). “After a lovely dessert of spiced plums and ice cream Steve then surprised the gathering by inviting

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Mah Tovu No. 2

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 11 Apr 2013 How good are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel! [Num. 24:5] As for me, O God abounding in grace, 
I enter your house to worship with awe in Your

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B’rich Rachamana

© Music and recording: Alexander Massey  June 2012 Buy B’rich Rachamana sheet music (£3 per copy) Birchat hamazon – blessing after the meal Brich rachamana malka d’alma marei d’hai pita. (Talmud, Brachot 40b) A Fountain of Blessings is the Compassionate

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Mah Gadlu (Ps 92)

Psalm 92:6 Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 25 March 2012 “How great are your works, God! Your thoughts are very deep.”  The morning service includes Psalm 92 Tov l’hodot (‘It is a good thing to give thanks to God’).

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Mah Tovu No. 1

Mah tovu ohalecha Ya’akov, mishk’notecha Yisrael. “How good are your tents, O Jacob, how pleasant your dwellings.” (Num 24:5) When the renowned magician Bilam was commissioned by King Balak to curse the Israelites, despite all his best efforts, Bilam found

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Kein LaShabbat Haba’ah

“Yes to next Shabbat!” Inviting the angels to return soon … Kein LaShabbat Haba’ah – Composition, lyrics and audio © Alexander Massey, 30 July 2011 This piece is a chance to have some fun. The idea came to me one

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B’nei Mitzvah Nigun

© Alexander Massey, January 2008 This was written for the bar mitzvah of Daniel, one of the boys in my Jewish Renewal community the London Ruach Chavurah (January 2008). Daniel is a talented multi-instrumentalist, and I wanted to create a

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Yonah’s Nigun

© Alexander Massey 9 Oct 2008 I wrote this originally as a musical meditation to prepare for leading Mincha (the afternoon service) at Yom Kippur 5769 (2008) with the London Ruach Chavurah community (Jewish Renewal). Some commentators on the Book

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