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Sefarađizo סאראיז

Sephardic Association of Órgiva

׿סטיֽראמס טו קי ד פאז

Estíramos tu Covijo de Paz

Spread Over Us Your Shelter of Peace

׿סטיֽראמס טו קי ד פאז | Ẹsˈtịṛạmọs tụ kọˈvịz͡họ dẹ pạz | Estíramos tu Covijo de Paz Spread Over Us Your Shelter of Peace, —וּפְרוֹשׂ עַלֵֽינוּ סֻכַּת שְׁלוֹמֶֽךָ | Ụˈfṛọs ‘ạˈḷéǐnụ sụˈkạt s͡hḷọˈmèk͡hà | Ufros Aleinu Sukkat Shlomecha in Hebrew— is a recurrent phrase framing the ׿ינוּ׿ | Hạs͡hkịˈvẹnụ | Hashkivenu Lay us down prayer recited in the ׿י׿ | Mạ‘ạˈṛịv | Ma‘ariv evening prayer after the recitation of ׿ע ׿ל | S͡həˈmạ‘ Yịsṛàˈ’éḷ | Shema Yisrael Hear, Israel.

Hashkivenu is also known as the Jewish Night Prayer. Thus, the mood of this piece is that of a lullaby. But a lullaby for all of us and the whole world, not just for the baby. The full text of the prayer asks not just for peaceful sleep, but also for the strength to stand back up to life and for shelter from all the suffering that the Jewish people have endured through the ages. This context gives the song its contrasting emotions and depth.

This composition by David ben Or is dedicated to Cantors Julie Batz and Jennie Bemesderfer, whose beautiful singing voices inspired the piece.

The song, in chromatically enriched B melodic-minor, is a square round for 3 voices beginning with a gentle cradle-rocking tune, offset by a descending row of hauntingly sad chromatic "sobs" in the second section, and ending with reassuring "sighs" in the third. Together the voices form lush harmonies of continually changing color that build in tension until the end.

piece  (MIDI MP3)
melody  (MIDI MP3)
melody  (MP3)

1st voice  (MIDI MP3)
2nd voice  (MIDI MP3)
3rd voice  (MIDI MP3)
audio recordings

Estíramos tu Covijo de Paz: Lyrics
interactive lyrics
Estíramos tu Covijo de Paz: Lead sheet 1/1
Estíramos tu Covijo de Paz: Score 1/2Estíramos tu Covijo de Paz: Score 2/2
(PDF) Sephardic Association of Órgiva, Granada, Andalusia, Spain 2019.10.31 English edition

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