Adon Olam & Havah Nagilah for Flute Trio
arr. Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications
The Jewish folk song, Adon Olam, probably composed in the eleventh century, is a hauntingly beautiful hymn. It consists of ten lines, with the first six lines expressing the Jewish concept of G-d, and the last four lines expressing the faith we have in G-d. This song is one of the traditional songs used to conclude the Jewish Sabbath service in synagogues. (1:45) Level 2
Havah Nagilah is a Jewish folk song traditionally played at joyous occasions such as Jewish weddings, bar or bat mitzvahs (a Jewish boy or girl’s coming of age ceremony). The guests at these celebrations dance the “hora” to this song. The hora is a circle dance that usually starts out fairly slow, gradually getting faster and faster with each repeat until it ends, usually when the dancers are too tired to go any faster! This trio arrangement begins almost ponderously. Each repeat of the melody adds more excitement as the song gets faster and faster, finally climaxing with an exciting embellishment of the melody. Havah Nagilah is scored for three flutes. Bass flute can be used on Part 3, if desired. (3:00) Level 3
Scored for 3 c-flutes.