Category: Meditation

Shalom Aleichem (round)

Music and Audio © Alexander Massey 10 April 2014 3 part round, 12 bars BUY the sheet music – $1.50 (lead sheet)

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Shabbat Shalom (round)

Music and Audio © Alexander Massey 16 March 2012 4 part round, 16 bars BUY the sheet music – $2.25 (lead sheet) – print as many copies as you like for your own performance, but please encourage your friends and

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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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‘You have all been shown’ – its music and meaning

Music and recording © Alexander Massey 19 May 2016 BUY the sheet music (2 vces & pno) – $6.75 (3 copies @ $2.25) The sheet music is also available as part of ‘Five Sacred Chants’. “You have all been shown

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Elohai N’shamah – its music and meaning

Music and recording © Alexander Massey 11 March 2015 BUY the sheet music – $4.50 (3 copies @ $1.50) The sheet music is also available as part of ‘Five Sacred Chants’. אֱלהַי נְשָׁמָה שֶׁנָּתַתָּ בִּי טְהורָה הִיא Elohai, n’shamah shenatata

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Five Sacred Chants

‘Five Sacred Chants’ is an 11-page sheet music set of simple rounds and chants for 2 or 3 voices. It includes a a 4-page introduction with an essay ‘What’s the point of chanting?’, and short commentaries on each of the

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What’s the point of chanting?

The focus of chants is not singing, but prayer – avodat lev (or avodah shebalev), ‘service/work of the heart’. When we chant, it is not the quality of our voice or musicianship that counts, but the quality of our intention (kavanah). However

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Naomi’s Nigun

Music & audio © Alexander Massey 14 May 2016 BUY the sheet music – $1.95 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!

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Nigun Chakartani vaTeida – Nigun meditation on Psalm 139

Music & audio © Alexander Massey, 26 Oct 2018 BUY the sheet music – $1.95 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

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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

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