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The Five Hebrew Love Songs

February 22, 2008 at 3:44 am UTC

These songs are just so near to my heart…

I’m often asked about the pronunciation of the Hebrew, and while I can pretty convincingly fake my way through these gorgeous poems, it ain’t pretty. So I thought I’d go directly to the source and have the poet, Hila Plitmann (aka my awesome wife), recite them:

Here is the actual Hebrew, handwritten by Hila. (I also get a lot of requests for this).

The Five Hebrew Love Songs (Hebrew, in the poet’s own hand).

And I’m happy to announce (finally) the release of the sheet music for the solo voice version, to be released later this year. It will be available with either the violin/piano arrangement or the string quartet arrangement.

And finally, a beautiful performance of the SATB violin/piano version by the Kaohsiung Chamber Choir, a terrific choir from Taiwan. Their Hebrew is astonishingly accurate, and I just adore their musical interpretation:

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