“Preserve me, O Lord” is a work for Male\Femail choir and piano which is based on the words from Psalms (Chapter 140).
The work is written as a neo-baroque Aria and expresses a prayer and supplication for the Supreme Power to save one from persecution and distress. Despite the formal and stylistic patterns, deliberate irregularities in the musical contents are evident.
These deviations seem to attract the listener and reveal that although the covering is traditional – a contemporary composer plays by writing these pieces and putting his personal expression within the classical framework.
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/