Shir Ha-Shirim III, Yehezkel Braun

Shir Ha-Shirim III, Yehezkel Braun

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Composed By: Yehezkel Braun

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Voicing: SATB

Keyword love

Event/Holiday: Passover

Language: Hebrew (English)

Difficulty: moderate

Country: Israel

Solos: soprano

Instruments: none

Lyrics: Song of Songs, chapter 3

Publisher: Transcontinental

Year Composed/Published: 1973

Timing: 13:00

Tempo: various

First Line: al mishkavi ba-leylot bikashti

description: Yehezkel Braun’s fascination with chanting is evident in many of his compositions, including this one. Braun’s textures are frequently woven of chant-like lines, soaked in colorful modalities and seeming to float above any sense of terrestrial meter. This six-movement work is a setting of the entire third chapter of the Biblical Song of Songs. It is a beautiful evocation of amorous dreams, the lively dancing of lovers, and the splendor of King Solomon’s court.

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Three excerpts from Braun’s Shir Ha-Shirim III