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Ravel-Tabisz, Kaddish

Ravel-Tabisz, Kaddish

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Arranged for voice and guitar by Marek Tabisz.

Written in 1914, Kaddish is the first of two songs contained in Deux mélodies hébraïques. Kaddish ("holy" in Aramaic) is a hymn of praise to God used during Jewish prayer services. The main theme of Kaddish is the exaltation and sanctification of God's name. Ravel uses Aramaic text from a Jewish prayer book here. The song was first performed in June 1914 by Alvina Alvi, who ordered it - the composer himself sat at the piano.
Each subsequent performance of this song makes a great impression on me. But the main impulse to work on the arrangement were wonderful concerts of two great artists: the outstanding South Korean soprano
Sumi Jo and the charismatic Polish guitarist Krzysztof Meisinger. Artists to whom I dedicate this arrangement.

(Marek Tabisz)

  • Product: Digital PDF or Print on Demand
  • Pages: 8 pages + 4x4 pages parts
  • Level: Advanced
  • ISMN 979-0-706815-14-5
  • Order number:  BE-200327

Listen to the piece on YouTube performed by Sumi Jo (with orchestra and not - as in the original - with piano):