quarta-feira, 30 de maio de 2018


A 'live' performance on my evocation of the 10-string Biblical lyre of the beautiful Shabbat melody composed by Rabbi Israel Goldfarb, "Shalom Aleichem" - track 19, "King David's Lyre; Echoes of Ancient Israel".
This album and its sequel, "Lyre of the Levites: Klezmer Music For Biblical Lyre" attempt to evoke the feeling of the music of ancient Israel/Judea, with arrangements of both traditional Jewish sacred and instrumental Klezmer music, uniquely arranged for my evocation of the 10-string Biblical lyre known in Hebrew as the "Kinnor", which is vividly described both throughout the Biblical text and also in the writings of the first century Jewish historican, Flavius Josephus, who actually witnessed the Levites play their Kinnors in the Temple of Jerusalem: http://ancientlyre.com/the_biblical_k...
In this 'live'performance, I also use the wonderfully pure just intonation of antiquity (courtesy of the iPod "Cleartune" App!) There is evidence to suggest, from the life's work of the late Suzanne Haik Vantoura, that the very same ancient musical modes still heard today in both instrumental klezmer and sacred Jewish music, had their ultimate origins in the music of the Levites, once performed in the ancient Temple services.