Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Modern Liturgical Music

One of the piytuim given over to the adaption of new tunes during the High Holiday service is V'Chol Ma'aminim (here's one version).

Some bloggers have been competing for which is theri best tune and my choice is Enya's Anywhere Is:-


yitz said...

Oh, please, gimme a break, that's not Jewish music! BTW, your link to MBD's song was actually a tune composed by R. Shlomo Carlebach called "Tov Lehodot" which MBD appropriated for V'chol Ma'aminim on that recording -- both came out in the 1970s.
For REAL Jewish music, you should know that the Modzitzer Rebbe Shlita [and his predecessors as well] compose a dozen or so BRAND NEW niggunim every year for various parts of the Yamim Noraim liturgy such as Mechalkel Chayim, Simcha L'Artzecha, Areshet S'fateinu and Kaddish, to name but a few [see my blog for more]. Rav Ben Zion Shenker often does the same in NY.
Chag Sameach, Yisrael! :))

YMedad said...

a) hey, we sang Adon Olam to the tune of "Fernando's Hideaway" so watch out.

b) you just don't like the Irish

yitz said...

1) You are free to sing whatever you want, but I think I'll daven somewhere else! :))
2) I have nothing against the Irish, I grew up with them, & they have some fine music. I have heard Irish & Scottish tunes set to Jewish liturgy, but they were closer to something really Jewish than what you picked.
3) BTW, the link to my post about the 10 sections of High Holiday niggunim is here.