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Sefarađizo סאראיז

Sephardic Association of Órgiva

לס ג׳ויס טניאן אלריה

Los Djudíos Tenían Alegría

The Jews Had Joy

לס ג׳ויס טניאן אלריה | Ḷọṣ Jụˈđịọṣ tẹˈnịạṇ ạḷẹˈğṛịạ | The Jews Had Joy is a song sung during the Purim Festival.

The melody is in the key of C-sharp Jewish. In this arrangement by David ben Or, the traditional melody has been modified to permit a stretto round for 4 voices at 2-beat intervals.

The lyrics are from Esther 8:16:

לוס ג׳ודﬞיאﬞוﬞס טיﬞניאן אליﬞגﬞריאﬞה, דיﬞליﬞײטיﬞ, ריﬞגמיסײוֽﬞן, אﬞי אﬞיﬞסטימה.
| Ḷọṣ Jụˈđịọṣ tẹˈnịạṇ ạḷẹˈğṛịạ, dẹˈḷẹytẹ, ṛẹğmịˈsỵọn, ẹsˈtịmạ. |
The jews had joy, delight, redemption, and esteem.

Just as in the traditional Sephardic rendition of שִירַת הַיָּם | S͡hịˈṛạt͡h hạˈYàm | The Song of the Sea from Exodus 15:1..18, this song, despite the Israelites' joy at evading genocide, is sung languidly in memory of the deaths of many of their assailants.

piece  (MIDI MP3)
melody  (MIDI MP3)

1st voice  (MIDI MP3)
2nd voice  (MIDI MP3)
3rd voice  (MIDI MP3)
4th voice  (MIDI MP3)
audio recordings

Los Djudíos Tenían Alegría: Lyrics
interactive lyrics
Los Djudíos Tenían Alegría: Lead sheet 1/1
Los Djudíos Tenían Alegría: Score 1/3Los Djudíos Tenían Alegría: Score 2/3 Los Djudíos Tenían Alegría: Score 3/3
(PDF) Sephardic Association of Órgiva, Granada, Andalusia, Spain 2019.05.08 English edition

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