Sephardic Journey: Wanderings of the Spanish Jews | Avie AV2361

Sephardic Journey: Wanderings of the Spanish Jews

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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2361

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 25th March 2016

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Cast out of Jerusalem, cast out of Spain. The Spanish Jews in their travels absorbed the colourful musical accents of Italy, Turkey and North Africa, including exotic percussion. Apollo's Fire's musical journey interweaves Sephardic folk song with the Monteverdi-like Hebrew choral work of Salamone Rossi - the Songs of Solomon. The daily rhythms of life - love, rejection, feasting and celebration - culminate in the mystical prayers of Shabbat.

"Sephardic Journey certainly has the potential to be the ensemble's biggest hit since their long-running Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas Vespers presentation [AV2269]. Sorrell and company have a new favourite on their hands, one which is likely to become a regular event." - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Sorrell has taken her programming to a new level in a showcase of Jewish music from Spain and Italy. With performers of such reliable quality and a director who choreographs the proceedings down to the tiniest detail, Apollo's Fire always puts on a good show... Sephardic Journey is a keeper." - Classical Voice of North America

"Another innovative and brilliant new program: Sephardic Journey... a magic carpet that swept Sunday afternoon's large audience away. It was often a deeply moving journey." - CoolCleveland.com

"Delightfully authentic songs of the Sephardic Jews. The spirit and sound of the music could have come straight out of a Middle Eastern bazaar, mixed with spices ranging from ancient prayer chants to Italian Baroque...In all, a scholarly, imaginative program that only a skillful and adventuresome ensemble could pull off."
- BackTrack.com

Tracks:

O Jerusalem! - traditional Sephardic songs
1. Ir Me Kero, Madre, A Yerushalayim, Arr. J. Sorrel
2. Kuando El Rey Nimrod (Avram Avinu), Arr. J. Sorrell

The Temple - Traditional Sephardic liturgical chants, arr. J. Sorrell
3. Avinu Malkeinu
4. Lecha Dodi
5. Salamone Rossi Hebreo - Sonata In Dialogo Detta La Viena
6. Salamone Rossi Hebreo - Al Naharot Bavel (By The Rivers Of Babylon - Psalm 137), From The Songs Of Solomon
7. Salamone Rossi Hebreo - Yitgaddal V’yitkaddash (Kaddish), From The Songs Of Solomon

Love & Romance - Traditional Ladino Songs
8. Ah, El Novio No Kere Dinero (Ah, The Bridegroom Wants No Money) - Arr. J. Sorrell
9. La Rosa Enflorese (The Rose Blooms)
10. Adio Kerida (Farewell, My Beloved) - Arr. J. Sorrell
11. La Komida La Manyana
12. A La Una Yo Nací (At One I Was Born) - Arr. J. Sorrell

The Sabbath
13. Ki Eshmera Shabbat (If I Guard The Sabbath)

Feasting & Celebration - Salamone Rossi Hebreo -
14. Halleluyah Ashre ‘ish (Psalm 112) - From The Songs Of Solomon
15. Taksim (improvisation)
16. Tzur Mishelo Akhalnu (sacred Hebrew Poem For End Of Sabbath Meal) - Arr. J. Sorrell
17. Sonata Sopra La Bergamasca (Sonatas, Bk. IV, No. 12)
18. Sinfonia Settimadecima & Galliarda Detta La Zambalina (Sinfonie E Galliarde, Bk. II)
19. Hazeremos Una Merenda | Kita'l Tas - Tas - Trad. Ladino Feasting Songs, Arr. N. Snaidas
20. La Komida La Manyana (The Morning Meal) - Trad. Ladino Song, Arr. R. Schiffer, J. Sorrell, N. Snaidas

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