Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, Shemer/ Braun

Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, Shemer/ Braun

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Composed By: Naomi Shemer

Arranged by Yehezkel Braun

Title: Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)

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Voicing: SSA

Keyword Jerusalem

Language: Hebrew

Difficulty: moderate

Country: Israel

Solos: soprano

Instruments: piano

Lyrics: Naomi Shemer

Year Composed/Published: circa 1963

Timing: 4:30

Tempo: slow

First Line: Avir harim tsalul kayayin, vreyakh oranim

description: Naomi Shemer’s famous song, composed in 1967, is a love song to the city of Jerusalem, extolling its beauty. The lyrics were inspired by a medieval poem by Yehudah Ha-Levy. The music was inspired by a popular Basque melody. Braun’s impressionistic arrangement, more than any other, captures the mystery and spirituality of a city, sacred to the three Abrahamic faiths.

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