for soprano and harp
|Instrumentation:||Soprano and Harp
||Canticles III 1-4
|Written for:||Shira Green|
|Premiere performance:||7 July, 1996
Shira Green, soprano
Gittit Boasson, harp
A’l mishkavi baleylot
|Upon my bed by night
I sought him whom my soul loves;
I sought him, but found him not;
“I will rise now and go about the city, in
the streets and in the squares;
I will seek him who my soul loves.”
I sought him but found him not. The
guards found me, as they went about
the city, “Have you seen him whom my
soul loves?” scarcely I had passed them,
when I found him whom my soul loves.
I held him, and not let him go, until
I had brought him into my mother’s
House and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
||G- sound is always hard -(get, grow)
not soft (gem)
H’ or CH-. Equal to j in Spanish, or German guttural ch.
A’,O’, I’ – are to be produced deep in the throat.
Underlined syllables take the stress.