This song of the month was released in the old website of the JMRC on Hannukkah 5669 (2009). We are re-releasing it with an important twist: the identification of texts’ author and an additional musical version, very different from the one we released back in 2009.
ארכיון שיר החודש
By: Adi Koren, Or Dotan, Avigail Harel, Nave Klil Hachoresh, Clement Robert, Courtney Blue, Yaniv Dery, Noam Peleg, Sonja Wiedemann
English translation: Courtney Blue
Debbie Friedman, the Composer
As the High Holidays approach, the Jewish Music Research Centre dedicates the Song of the Month to the Selihot. The materials are extracted from a presentation titled “Islands of Musical Memory: Lucena (Spain, 11th century)-Djerba and Tripoli (16th century)-Netivot and Tel Aviv (Israel, 21st century)” by Edwin Seroussi, read at the 18th ICTM Colloquium “Musical Exodus: Al-Andalus and its Jewish Diasporas” held at the Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, on July 20-23, 2008.