Prayer / T’fillah

‘God is in the detail’: a composer’s perspective on crafting modern Jewish sacred music

Summary of sections: Prayer, words and music – the role of sacred music ‘Reaching out without dumbing down’ Music as theology; music as midrash ‘Prayer: the lost art’ Making music holy – kodesh ‘God is in the detail’ – 25 questions for creating new musical prayer Using PaRDeS (peshat, remez, drash, sod) as a framework …

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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 bi, t’horah hi. My God, the soul You have given me is pure. The Talmud …

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Han’shamah Lach

Music and Audio © Alexander Massey 13 Sept 2018 BUY the sheet music (solo lead sheet) – $3.95 BUY the sheet music (three voices) – $6.75 (3 copies @ $2.25) Han’shamah lach v’haguf pa-alach, chusah al amalach. Han’shamah lach v’haguf shelach, Havayah, aseih l’ma-an sh’mecha. The soul is Yours and the body is Your workmanship; …

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