Synagogal Music in the Baroque - II

Synagogal Music in the Baroque - II
Hosha'na Rabbah in Casale Monferrato 1732
Dove in the Clefts of the Rock
Anthology of Musical Traditions in Israel AMTI CD 9401


    Amsterdam (18th century)

  1. A. Caceres: Hishqi hizqi, 3-part choir with instrumental accompaniment
  2. Anonymous: Kol ha-neshamah, cantata for solo voice and continuo
  3. C. G. Lidarti: Nora elohim, 3-part choir with orchestra and continuo
  4. C. G. Lidarti: Be-fi yesharim, 4-part choir with orchestra and continuo
  5. A. Caceres: Le-el elim, cantata for 2 voices and continuo
  6. "Hosha'na Rabbah in Casale Monferrato 1732" Musical ceremony for 5 voices, choir and orchestra by anonymous composers. Liturgical chants, orchestral overtures, interludes and the cantata-quasi-oratorio: "Dove in the Clefts of the Rock", Libretto by S.H. Jarach

    Participating characters: Angel I; Angel II; Zion, also called Yonah ("the Dove") representing Israel; "Man clothed in Linen" (one of the two angels); Clemenza, the interceder defending Israel; The Voice of God ("Dio")
  7. Symphony-overture in G; Adon 'olam, for lv. and b.c.; Sinfonia in G; Zemirot (Ps. 13:6) "according to the melody of shofet"
  8. Symphony-overture in D. Allegro-Sarabanda-Allegro
  9. Yonah ("Dove in the Clefts of the Rock")

  10. Angels I-II: Duetto (Yonah)
  11. Zion: Recitative (Ekh) and aria (Hahishah)
  12. "Man Clothed in Linen": Recitative (Medabber) and aria (Konen tsur)
  13. Clemenza: Recitative (Teshu'at) and aria (Shokhen)
  14. Dio: Recitative (Mah tehemi) and aria (Be-harbi)

A Noah Greenberg Memorial Publication
(C) and (P) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1994

Playing time: 73.53 minutes

Works from a concert in Jerusalem, 11 June 1992.

Miriam Meltzer, soprano; Sivan Rotem, soprano; Aris Christofellis, soprano; Yaakov Zamir, countertenor; Stephan Schreckenberger, bass; Walter Reiter, guest violonist; David Shemer, cembalo; Isidoro Roitman, theorbo; Benny Hendel, narrator.
The Israel National Choir Rinat, Avner Itai, musical director
The Keshet Baroque Orchestra, David Shemer, director

Avner Itai, Conductor
Musical arrangements, realization of the basso continuo and program notes by Israel Adler

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