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Sefarađizo סאראיז

Sephardic Association of Órgiva

ארמס פאז

Faremos Paz

We Will Make Peace

ארמס פאז | Fạṛẹmọs pạz | We Will Make Peace is a ה | təfịˈḷàh | prayer in the form of a promise:

ארמס פאז ן ט ל מונד!
| Fạṛẹmọs pạz  ẹn tọđọ ẹḷ mụndọ! |
We will make peace in the whole world!

The concept of peace is central to the Hebrew worldview. The Hebrew expression for “Hello!” is שׁלום! | S͡hàˈlom! | Peace!, as is that for “Goodbye!”; and the Hebrew expressions for “How are you?” and “I am well.” are literally How is your peace? and My peace is good..

Proverbs 3:17 says of the Torah:

דְּרָכֶיהָ דַרְכֵי-נֹעַם; וְכָל-נְתִיבוֹתֶיהָ שָׁלוֹם.
| Dṛàˈk͡hèhà dảṛˈk͡héǐ nọˈ‘ạm; vəˈk͡hàl nət͡hịvọˈt͡hèhà s͡hàˈḷọm |
Her ways are ways of pleasantness; and all her paths are peace.

And in the Babylonian Talmud [tractate Gittin, folio 59b], Rabbi Joseph says to Abaye:

כל התורה כולה נמי מפני דרכי שלום היא
The whole Torah is also for the ways of peace.

In this stretto round for four voices in the key of C harmonic minor by David ben Or, we repeat the prayer four times, each in a different mood. The melody begins, in section A, with us yearning for a world at peace. In section B, we realize that it's up to us to make peace, and leap an octave, promising resolutely to do so. Then in section C, we dreamily imagine world peace, and in section D, we reawaken ourselves with a strident augmented fifth to keep on task.

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audio recordings

Faremos Paz: Lyrics
interactive lyrics
Faremos Paz : Lead sheet 1/1
lead sheet
Faremos Paz: Score 1/5Faremos Paz: Score 2/5 Faremos Paz: Score 3/5Faremos Paz: Score 4/5 Faremos Paz: Score 5/5
(PDF) Sephardic Association of Órgiva, Granada, Andalusia, Spain 2020.10.21 English edition

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