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Az Yashir Moshe maqam Raml Maya - אז ישיר משה מקאם רמל מאיא
As mentioned in previous posts of Az Yashir Moshe, hazanim often sing the shira to different maqamim weekly. Recorded here is the shira to the maqam of Raml Maya. The first third is recorded to the tune of Dodi Yarad Legano of Parashat Bereshit/Lech Lecha. The second third (nashafta) is the tune of Bene Elyon and the final third is a faster melody in the maqam. For Az Nivhalu I add an additional tune that can be sung but it's not necessary.
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This song originates from the Middle East and is sung by all sects of Sephardic Judaism. In fact, thanks to the musician Yossi Piamenta z"l, aka the Jewish Jimmy Hendrix, this song became known even amongst the Ashkenazim. It has a classic middle eastern melody and is sung on all happy occasions. The maqam is kurd.
It's the climax of the entire Torah. The moment the world was created. The recital of the Ten Commandments in any synagogue is a special moment. In a Moroccan synagogue it's no different. More than that, the congregation has the custom to rise just as the hazan recites the holy words of the Aseret HaDibrot. For your listening pleasure, I have recorded the Ten Commandments in its entirety.
In honour of the first week of Bakashot, in which there is always a tune of Yedid Nefesh sung at its onset, here is the famous Yedid Nefesh for Parashat Bereshit.
I sing this tune to either Rau Banim or Kedusha.