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World Refugee Day performance

Performance by Oxfordshire (Oxford Jewish Community Choir) of Tashlich, V’taheir Libeinu, and V’asu Li Mikdash on Thursday 20 June, 2019. Hosted by Asylum Welcome for the United Nations World Refugee Day.

Barchi Nafshi (Ps 103:1-12)

Music and audio © Alexander Massey 10 June 2019

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Im Ein Ani Li

(5 June 2019) Recording and commentary coming soon.

High Holy Days music

Here are fifteen pieces I’ve written for High Holy Days over the years. If you like this music, or are interested in singing some of it, please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!

Yism’chu B’Malchut’cha

Music and Audio © Alexander Massey 26 May 2019 יִשְׂמְחוּ בְמַלְכוּתְך שׁוֹמְרֵי שַׁבָּת וְקֽוֹרְאֵי עֹֽנֶג עַם מְקַדְּשֵׁי שְׁבִיעִי כֻּלָּם יִשְׂבְּעוּ וְיִתְעַנְּגוּ מִטּוּבֶֽךָ וּבַשְּׁבִיעִי רָצִֽיתָ בּוֹ וְקִדַּשְׁתּוֹ חֶמְדַּת יָמִים אוֹתוֹ קָרָֽאתָ זֵֽכֶר לְמַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית They shall rejoice in Your kingdom, those

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Jewish lifecycle music

Making sacred space Ashrei Yoshvei (Ps 84:5) – gentle, short chant; easy for people to pick up and join in with. Voice and guitar. Shalom Aleichem, Aleichem Shalom – gentle, short song, only two words; welcoming each other in peace.

Jewish Rounds for singing

A collection of rounds from the simple and easy learnable, to complex ones for advanced musicians and vocalists. The shortest melody is 6 bars, and the longest 48 bars, with anything from 2 to 5 voices. There are recordings of

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Shalom Aleichem (round)

Music and Audio © Alexander Massey 10 April 2014 3 part round, 12 bars

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Shabbat Shalom (round)

Music and Audio © Alexander Massey 16 March 2012 4 part round, 16 bars

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Shalom (chant/round)

Music and Audio © Alexander Massey 12 April 2013 I made this 2 part round up during a Saturday morning service at the end of the Amidah, after the final blessing, as an alternative to Elohai N’tzor, Yih’yu L’ratson, or

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