This piece is for soprano, girls\women’s choir\ensemble (S.S.A.A), piano and percussion instruments (B.D & T.T)
The work is a lament with a prayer for a better and more united world in which human beings live in peace with one another. The text is based on the Hebrew words (translated into English) from the Amida Prayer: “Grant peace, welfare, blessing, life, grace, lovingkindness and mercy unto us. Bless us, Our Father, all of us together, with the light of Thy countenance”.
The piece opens with a melancholy and melodious atmosphere composed by the voice-activated heteroponia texture in the choir, accompanied by a silent Tam Tam. The mysteries are interrupted by the cries of heteroponia prayer enhanced by the percussion instruments. Within this atmosphere comes the line of solo lament performed by soprano, later on enters the piano and develops a neo-baroque lament accompanied by the chorus from time to time.
After various anomalies and anaerobic modulations in which the lament returns to the starting scale – g minor – ends softly with the accompaniment of the speech heterophonic with which the piece opened.
Bracha Bdil (1988), composer, conductor and pianist, is a member of the Israel Composers’ League and her works are published by the Israel Music Institute. Her repertoire includes orchestral music, chamber, vocal and electronic music, as well as music for dance and theater.
Bracha was awarded the 2019-2020 ACUM Award, Israel, and was chosen as one of the composers in representing Israel at the Asian Composers League Festival, Taiwan (2018). She won first prizes in the Competition named after Michal Kleofas Oginski, Belarus. The “Electo Silva”, Santiago de Cuba (2021). The Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award, Germany (2018) and the Yardena Alotin Competition, Israel (2016).
- Website: http://brachabdil.blogspot.co.il/