Jewish music and words
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SACRED MUSIC ... more ...
Every piece of music I write is deeply wedded to text, its meaning and kavanah (prayerful intention), so with every piece, I include an essay that shares ideas about the meaning of the words within Jewish tradition, as well as refreshing ways into prayer, text and Judaism.
Congregational melodies, choral pieces, solos, nigunim, chants, and rounds - for Kabbalat Shabbat, Shabbat morning, Havdalah, weekdays, davennen, weddings, simchas, High Holy Days, healing services, memorial and Yizkor services, Shavuot, conversion, parashot, interfaith, peace, and more ...
As well as there being two anthologies of new tunes (melody and chords), many of these have been arranged as individual pieces of sheet music with full piano parts, choral combinations (2 part, SATB, SSAA, TTBB), and duets.
New pieces are coming out all the time, and I often write a piece in response to a specific request, a moment in the cycle of the Jewish liturgical year, a lifecycle event, or an occasion in the life of a community.
Audio, video & CD WORDS ... more ...
Lyrics, individual commentaries / essays on every composition and its text; poems, articles; a brand new translation of the full Shema text, expanded into a 21st century midrash that uncovers layers of meaning from wordplay in the original Hebrew, cross-references in Torah, Talmud and other Rabbinic sources, and a rich range of ideas drawn from Jewish and non-Jewish writers up to the present day, including extensive new commentary.
BOOKING ... more ...
Would you like to book Alexander to perform, sing, teach or lead prayer in your community?
Call +44 (0)7771 988207
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Performances, talks, Making Sacred Space (music & creative liturgy workshops), shabbatons, singing workshops for choirs and congregations ...
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