by yossi | May 8, 2020 9:44 am
Renowned chasidic singer and composer Rabbi Yakov Rothblatt, conductor of the Yedidim International Choir, is pleased to present to the public during Sefira a special vocal performance for the zemer “Menucha VeSimcha” with melody of the great composers of authentic chasidic music – Rabbi Yaakov Talmud.
The vocal performance in front of you, performed by Rothblatt, who has been in the music industry for over twenty years, individually, in which he himself performs all the functions required for such performance. From singing the solos as well as the backup vocals which is generally created by several people together.
Composer Rabbi Yaakov Talmud was for many years the “Composer of the Yard” of the chassidic dynasties, and composed over 1,000 different melodies, which he composed mainly twice a year, before Shavuot and before the terrible days for regular texts. Throughout the year, the tunes were adapted to other texts from the prayer and Shabbos zemiros.
This tune, of the “Wells” melody originally composed by Rabbi Yaakov on the Piyyut of the “Ki Anu Amecha“, was his last tune, sung in on Yom Kippur in 1963, nine days before his death. After years, during a musical project to commemorate Rabbi Yaakov’s nigunim, the melody was performed by Rabbi David Werdyger, to the lyrics of Shabbos zemer “Menucha VeSimcha“.
You are invited to watch the special clip produced, and enjoy the vocal performance with the authentic melody.
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