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Sefarađizo סאראיז

Sephardic Association of Órgiva

אָבִֽינוּ מַלְכֵּֽנוּ

Avinu Malkenu

Our Father, Our Sovereign

אָבִֽינוּ מַלְכֵּֽנוּ | ’Àˈvịnụ, Mạḷˈkénụ | Our Father, Our Sovereign is a ה | təfịˈḷàh | prayer sung during the יָמִים נוֹרָאִים | Yàˈmịm Nọṛàˈ’ịm | Days of Awe.

The lyrics of the prayer are from the traditional מַחזוֹר | mạħˈzọṛ | cycle of prayer books for major Jewish festivals.

The melody is in the key of D Jewish.

In this SATB arrangement by David ben Or, the traditional melody alternates between the tenor in the A sections, and the alto in the B section. In the A sections, the bass accompanies the tenor in contrary motion, and when the alto answers the main melody imitatively one measure later, the soprano likewise accompanies the alto in contrary motion. On the other hand, in the B section, the soprano accompanies the alto in parallel thirds, and when the bass answers the main melody contrarily one measure later, the tenor likewise accompanies the bass in parallel thirds.

Throughout the song, the feminine voices counter the patriarchal and feudal traditional lyrics of the masculine voices with matriarchal and spiritual lyrics, in the feminine voice.

piece (MIDI MP3)
melody  (MIDI MP3)

soprano  (MIDI MP3)
alto  (MIDI MP3)
tenor  (MIDI MP3)
bass  (MIDI MP3)
audio recordings

Avinu Malkenu: Lyrics 1/1
Avinu Malkenu : Lead sheet 1/1
lead sheet
Avinu Malkenu: Partition 1/3Avinu Malkenu: Partition 2/3 Avinu Malkenu: Partition 3/3
(PDF) Sephardic Association of Órgiva, Granada, Andalusia, Spain 2019.05.08 English edition

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