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sefirat ha'omer

Sheet Music: Score

sefirat ha'omer : for flexible instrumentation / Adam Yee.

by Adam Yee (2014)


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sefirat ha'omer is a partly composed, partly improvised work for any number of performers (solo instrument to full orchestra). The period known as sefirat ha'omer occurs between Passover and Shavuot in the Hebrew calendar. It is a 49 day observance and involves a number of practical laws and mystical customs. One of these customs is the daily recitation of 'sefirot' (the Hebrew word implies both the counting and the names of Kabbalistic emanations), arranged according to a 7 by 7 permutation grid. This piece is a musical analogue of these names, and intercuts each of the seven themes according to their recitation during the 49 day cycle.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (7p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — Suitable for upper secondary to professional level players. There is a single micro tone (concert F quarter flat)

Commission info: Commissioned by the Music Department of The King David School

First performance 31 Mar 14. Rebecca Magid Centre, King David School (Melbourne)

The score of a version of the work arranged for orchestra is available as an example when you purchase this score.

Partly inspired by Riley's 'In C'.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720150-42-0

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