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Tehilim Chapter 1 - תהילים פרק א
Growing up, I would cherish the opportunity every Shabbat to recite this traditional, slow-paced melody to Tehilim. Originating in the Spanish cities of Morocco such as Tangiers and Tetouan, IMHO, I believe there is no sweeter version in the world. Think you've heard better? Feel free to send me an email with a recording. I'll be waiting.
Here is Chapter 1 for your listening pleasure. Our first installment of Tehilim Tuesday.
Above you will find two recordings. The first is Havdala which consists of the piyutim, Eliyahu HaNavi, Avarech et Shem followed by the blessings of Havdala. I only recite the first stanza of each piyut. After Avarech et Shem many have the custom to bless the members of their family.
The second recording is the song Hamavdil ben Kodesh Lehol. However, I recorded it in maqam Sahli and not in the traditional tune which may come at a later date. One can also sing the song Amar Adonai LeYaakob which can be found here.
Here is the piyut Yashen al Teradam in both French and Spanish Moroccan melodies.
The French melody to this song is the same melody Spanish Moroccan Jews use to sing Ya Shema Evyonecha (to be posted later).