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Sephardic Journey: Wanderings of the Spanish Jews - Amanda Powell (mezzo-soprano); Brian Kay (oud); Jeffrey Strauss (baritone); Karim Sulayman (tenor); Karina Schmitz (violin);...
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  1. Ir me quiero, Madre
  2. Quando el rey Nimrod
  3. Avinu Malkeinu
  4. Lecha dodi
  5. Sonata in Dialogo detta la Viena, for 2 violas da braccio & chitarrone (Varie Sonate, Libro 3)
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  1. Ir me quiero, Madre
  2. Quando el rey Nimrod
  3. Avinu Malkeinu
  4. Lecha dodi
  5. Sonata in Dialogo detta la Viena, for 2 violas da braccio & chitarrone (Varie Sonate, Libro 3)
  6. 'Al naharót bavél (Psalm 137), for 4 voices (The Songs of Solomon)
  7. Yitgadál veyitkadásh (Full Kaddish), for 5 voices (from The Songs of Solomon)
  8. Ah, el novio no quere dinero! (Sephardic song)
  9. La roza enflorese
  10. Adio kerida
  11. La Komida la Manyana (The Morning Meal)
  12. A la una yo nací (Sarajevo)
  13. Ki Eshmera Shabbat (As I Keep the Sabbath), Turkish melody
  14. Haleluyah, ashrei ish yare et Adonai, psalm setting (from The Songs of Solomon)
  15. Taksim, for harpsichord
  16. Tsur Mishelo Akhalnu (The Rock from Whom We Have Eaten), zemer
  17. Sonata duodecima sopra la Bergamasca, for 2 violins & chitarrone (Varie Sonate, Libro 4)
  18. Sinfonia settadecima (Sinfonie et Gagliarde, Libro Secondo)
  19. Kitaltas (Put It in the Bowl)
  20. La Komida la Manyana (The Morning Meal)
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The Cleveland, Ohio early music group Apollo's Fire and its director, Jeannette Sorrell, here attempt something unusual on two different fronts, which makes Sephardic Journey recommendable right off the bat. First of all, the music here will be unfamiliar to most listeners who haven't specifically studied the world of Spain's Sephardic Jews and their diaspora. Soprano Nell Snaidas has studied the medieval Jewish-Spanish Ladino language of the folkish songs, and baritone Jeffrey Strauss has not only sung in Hebrew, but ...

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