Yom HaShoah

I believe in …

Music & Audio © 4 Nov 2022 Alexander Massey – All Rights Reserved This text was found written during WW2 on the wall of a cellar in Cologne, by a Jew hiding from the Nazis: I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel no …

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Shoah & Holocaust Music

All of these pieces have been composed for and/or sung at services or events commemorating the Shoah / Holocaust. Adonai Roi (Ps 23) – Setting of the original Hebrew for voice and guitar (‘The Lord is my shepherd’) B’makom she’ein anashim (Pirkei Avot 2:5) – “In a place where there is no humanity, strive to …

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B’makom She’ein Anashim

Composition & recording © Alexander Massey 6 Feb 2021 – All Rights Reserved BUY the sheet music (voice & piano) – $4.95 בּמָקוֹם שֶּׁאֵין אֳנָשִׁום, הִשְׁתַּדֵּל לִהְיוֹת אִישׁ B’makom she’ein anashim, hishtadeil lih’yot ish. Pirkei Avot / Ethics of the Fathers 2:5 As with so much Hebrew, a literal translation of this verse fails to …

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Nigun Yom HaShoah

Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 15 March 2021 Genesis lists 70 descendants of Noah after the crisis of the Great Flood, and from this, Jewish tradition has it that there are 70 nations of the world, and that we all come from one family. This nigun has 70 notes. We, the Jewish people, are one …

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I lift my eyes to the mountains (Ps 121)

Written and first performed for the Oxford Unitarians service at Harris Manchester College, Yom Hashoah 5774/2014 Composition and audio © Alexander Massey 23 January 2014 In English: In Hebrew: Essa Einai / I lift my eyes – BUY the sheet music (Eng & Heb) – $4.95 Many commentators have seen this psalm as expressing total …

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