Category: Songs by theme

Evening prayers Adon Olam No.2 – can be sung a cappella, or with pno/guit Ahavat Olam – can be sung a cappella solo, congregational, or SATB, or with optional piano Hashkiveinu – for voice and guitar/piano; can also be a …

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Here is a list of my Jewish songs that use English, either as the original lyric, as a singable close translation from a Hebrew setting of mine, or alternating between English and Hebrew in a song.

There are lots of ways to categorise the pieces I have written: music for Shabbat, High Holidays, psalm settings, interfaith etc.. All of the music can be searched in multiple ways on my main music page. In the meantime, I …

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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!

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. …

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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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Five traditional Yiddish songs, arranged by Alexander Massey for 3 voices (soprano, alto, and tenor/bass) with piano – can be performed unison with piano, or with 2nd and/or 3rd voice. Buy the sheet music separately for $9 each (4 copies …

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Here are my (currently 15) musical settings of various complete psalms, some part psalms, and single psalm verses: Ashrei Ha’am (Ps. 89:16-19; SATB) – Rosh Hashanah; Parshat B’ha’alotecha – includes fun (optional) vocal ‘echoes’ in the chorus Barchi Nafshi (Ps …

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‘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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Here is a list of the music that I have written to Jewish texts that be used for Jewish baby blessings, for boys or girls: B’ruchah Haba’ah (Blessed Is She) – A blessing for the baby girl; a simple tune, …

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