Here are a few bits of free sheet music as PDFs to download. Some of the pieces are my transcriptions of music that is in the public domain and/or out of copyright. Others are my own pieces which you are welcome to download and distribute. You’ll see there’s a little coffee cup icon that allows …

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Books on Jewish prayer practice and meditation

These are my favourites! Comins, Mike (2010) Making Prayer Real: leading Jewish voices on what prayer is difficult and what to do about it Grishaver, Joel Lurie (2012) Stories We Pray: insights into the inner work of Jewish worship Rosenberg, Arnold S. (1997/2004) Jewish Liturgy as a Spiritual System: a prayer-by-prayer explanation of the nature …

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A nigun is, at its simplest, any melody. However, in my own music, I use this word only when it is wordless, and, most importantly is carefully structured to take the singer(s) and listener(s) on an emotional and spiritual journey, shaped with a specific intention. I have written much more about this in my articles, …

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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 colleagues to buy their own copies from this site.

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 Oseh Shalom. It’s simple, and instantly learnable.