Monday, April 29, 2013

Kotzk • Moshe Yess sings Baruch Chait

It may not be pretty, but it is gorgeous nonethelesser.

As the man himself might have sung: "I may not be as sweet as you, but there's something you should know is true... every Moshe Yess performance has Moshe Yess's feeling too."

G-d bless the man, the music and the message. G-d bless you too.

Kotzk by Moshe Yess on Grooveshark

Thank you, thank you, thank you YR for unearthing this otherworldly experience.

*As far as I could Google.

Friday, April 26, 2013

U'vedivrei Kodshecha - Moshe Koussevitzky


This is one of the first pieces I learned from my brother when I was a little boy (SIGH), he changed the ending to fit the Lubavitch nusach so I only knew his warped version, but it's still a wonderful piece.

AVI, you will love the music at about 1:44.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Composer of 'Ani Maamin' Dies

From:   |    By Gil Ronen

Moti Parnas composed popular melody to piyyut by Rambam.

Moti Parnas, who composed the extremely popular melody to "Ani Maamin," the piyyut by the Rambam (Maimonides), has died, according to a relative, Chanie Luz.

Luz said Monday that Parnas was in his mid-60s, and that he had been suffering from a degenerative disease.

This is a link to version of the song, as it appeared in a record by Pirchei Agudas Yisrael from 1969: "From what I know about him, he was one of the first composers and instrumentalists in the hassidic musical revolution in the 60s," wrote Luz in her Facebook page. "He played in the first orchestra made up of hassidic yeshiva students, Negina, and composed the music to Ani Maamin and Pitchu Li Shaarei Tzedek, among other tunes, which virtually all religious people know."

The song is often sung at all kinds of ceremonies – including military ones, as can be seen in the video below.

Freely translated, the words mean: "I believe with a complete faith in the coming of the Messiah, and even though he is running late, nonetheless, I will wait for him, every single day."

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Welcome to Shir Shel Yemei Sefira!

Why is this year different from all other years?
In all other years, we posted songs with lenience to the left. This year, we sit upright.

Climb with me brothers, sisters and people I may never meet. Today is Discipline of Discipline—Gevurah shebeGevurah—perhaps meaning the ability to tame the urge to constantly tame urges.