Sephardic Music

Sephardic Music from the HaZamir Sheet Music Collection

Many of the following pieces can be found on the Zamir Chorale’s recording , Sepharad ’92. Most are distributed by Transcontinental.

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Amen Shem Nora/Yehalelu Shemo HZ-007 (16 pp.)
A medley of two traditional Sephardic melodies in a lively setting by Matthew Lazar. (unison, T solo, piano, tof, Heb, easy)
HZ-007V vocal parts only for HZ-007 (8pp.)

Cuando El Rey Nimrod HZ-008 (10 pp.)
This arrangement by Matthew Lazar is based on an old Spanish Jewish melody. The text is drawn from a legend of the miraculous birth of the patriarch, Abraham. (SATB, T or S solo, piano, tof [and/or tambourine, castanets], Ladino, med)

Yom Zeh LeYisrael/Yismach Mosheh HZ-009 (11 pp.)
A medley of two traditional Sephardic melodies in a lively setting transcribed by Joshua Jacobson and Matthew Lazar. The texts are taken from the Sabbath liturgy and table songs. (unison, T solo, piano, tof [optional flute and clarinet, or full orchestration], Heb, easy) A full orchestration is also available from the publisher:
HZ-009-OSL (full orchestra score, 11″x17″)
HZ-009-OSS (full orchestra score, 8.5″x11″)
HZ-009-OP (set of orchestral parts)
HZ-009-C clarinet part for piano version

Durme, Durme HZ-012 (6 pp.)
A delicate lullaby sung by the Jews of Spain over 500 years ago, arranged by Yehezkel Braun and adapted for chorus by Joshua Jacobson. (SAATBB, piano, Ladino, med-easy)

Morenica HZ-013 (12 pp.)
A poignant story of love as sung by the Jews of Spain over 500 years ago, arranged by Yehezkel Braun and adapted for chorus by Joshua Jacobson. (SATB, optional S solo, piano, Ladino, med-easy)

Flory Jagoda, Ocho Kandelikas HZ-015 (16 pp.)
In this work, Flory Jagoda revives the exciting memories of Chanukah from her childhood in Yugoslavia. The music, arranged by Joshua Jacobson, reflects the Spanish influence on the Jews of Yugoslavia. (SATB, S solo, guitar and optional percussion, Ladino, med-easy)

Por Que Llorax HZ-021 (15 pp.)
In this unusual romance from the repertoire of the Jews of Medieval Spain, a young girl expresses her outrage at the way she has been mistreated by a nobleman. The music was arranged by Yehezkel Braun and adapted for chorus by Joshua Jacobson. (SATB, piano, Ladino, med-easy)

Esta Rakhel HZ-022 (10 pp.)
In this romance from the repertoire of the Jews of Medieval Spain, Rakhel is courted by a handsome young man, whom she must turn away, for she is a respectable married woman. The music was arranged by Yehezkel Braun and adapted for chorus by Joshua Jacobson. (SATB, piano, Ladino, med-easy)

Nani, Nani HZ-023 (7 pp.)
From the repertoire of the Jews of Medieval Spain comes this troubling lullaby sung by an abandoned mother to her infant son. The music was arranged by Yehezkel Braun and adapted for chorus by Joshua Jacobson. (SATB, S solo, piano, Ladino, med-easy)

Dime Rozina HZ-024 (5 pp.) $.75
In this romance from the repertoire of the Jews of Medieval Spain, a young man expresses his undying passion for his beloved, Rozina. The music was arranged by Yehezkel Braun and adapted for chorus by Joshua Jacobson. (TB, piano, Ladino, med-easy)

Don Amadi HZ-025 (6 pp.)
A poignant romance from the repertoire of the Jews of Medieval Spain, in which a young wife searches for her husband, Don Amadi. The music was arranged by Yehezkel Braun and adapted for chorus by Joshua Jacobson. (SA, piano, Ladino, med-easy)

Yah Ribon Alam HZ-026 (18 pp.)
An exciting setting by Joshua Jacobson of a Moroccan folksong. (SATB, T (or clarinet) solo, mandolin, tof, Hebrew and Aramaic, easy)
HZ-026C clarinet part for HZ-026

Adijo Kerida HZ-027 (12 pp.)
A young man bids his beloved farewell in this bittersweet Sephardic song of unrequited love. (SATB, piano (and/or guitar), Ladino, med-easy)
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