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"Adon Olam", de Sola, arr. Goldstein

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Adon Olam

by Jonathan Cohen

 

Adon Olam (Master of the Universe) is a Hebrew hymn generally sung at the conclusion of the Sabbath morning synagogue service. Adon Olam tunes can be either rousing or pensive, but usually the former - sometimes extremely so.

 

The version we sing at Bel Canto, is a Raymond Goldstein adaption (for four male-voices) of a melody by Aaron de Sola, lay leader of the Spanish and Portuguese (Sephardi) Congregation of London. This suggests several avenues for investigation.

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Adon Olam, de Sola (Click Here)

to be continued...

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