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"The Waiting Hours" - score [PDF download]

10.7 Attack Inspired Music
solo piano repertoire

For piano solo

Duration: 14 minutes

Instrumentation: solo piano

Year Composed: 2023


Program Notes:

The Waiting Hours 

The horrible events that took place on 7 October, 2023 in Israel and the war that started right after, brought me to compose a new piece for solo piano, The Waiting Hours. Many people were waiting, some are still waiting for some news and information: who is alive and who is not? who was kidnapped and who is safe? Would the next bomb destroy this house or that house? Hearing the airplanes, following the news, anxious waiting.

November 2023



On October 7, 2023, a shocking attack was launched by the Palestinian group Hamas on Israel, which has been described as the deadliest attack on Jews since the Holocaust. The assault, named Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, began at dawn during the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah.

Hamas launched a massive barrage of rockets into southern Israel, with sirens heard as far away as Tel Aviv and Beersheba. The group claimed to have launched 5,000 rockets in the initial barrage. This rocket attack served as a cover for an unprecedented multipronged infiltration of fighters into Israel.

The attackers breached security barriers separating Gaza and Israel, and some even used powered parachutes and motorboats. They targeted enemy positions, airports, and military fortifications. Palestinian fighters penetrated at least three military installations around the frontier.

The attack resulted in the death of approximately 1,200 people, and involved widespread sexual violence. At least 300 were killed, 1,590 injured, and hostages were taken in this multi-pronged infiltration from Gaza.

In response to the attack, Israel’s military carried out attacks in Gaza. The conflict that followed has been marked by atrocities against civilians, including the murder of women and children. The war has left a significant impact on both sides, marking a dark chapter in the history of the Israel-Hamas conflict.



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"The Waiting Hours" - score [PDF download]

  • INFO

    Item: Performance Score
    Format: PDF Download
    Edition:  1st Edition 
    Copyright: Lior Navok
    Publisher: Lior Navok Music
    Pages: 13
    Paper Size: A4 (Europe)
    Letter (US)

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