|▼||Ha laḥma anya||01:40|
|Ha laḥma anya||01:40|
|▼||Shalom aleikhem (Excerpt from Z'MIROT SHEL SHABBAT)||02:27|
|▼||Ya ribbon olam (See CD Traditional Cantorial and Concert Favorites)||07:11|
|Ya ribbon olam||00:00|
|▼||Haven yakkir li efra'im||08:53|
|Haven yakkir li efra'im||08:53|
|▼||Khanike lid (See CD Traditional Cantorial and Concert Favorites)||02:50|
|▼||Strange Happenings: The Holyday Calamities of Avremele Melamed||06:24|
|Strange Happenings: The Holyday Calamities of Avremele Melamed||06:24|
Cantor, composer, arranger, and consummate performer, Simon Spiro is world-renowned for his pure tenor voice, expressive musicianship, and charismatic personality. This all-new recording features Cantor Spiro in unique arrangements of beloved favorites such as Shalom aleikhem and Ya ribbon olam for the Sabbath, festive music for Hanukka, Passover, and the High Holy Days, the cantorial masterpiece Ba'avur david, and the virtuoso rendition of a Yiddish folktale, Avremele melamed. Another special feature: the traditional wedding benedictions, Sheva b'rakhot—some of the most beautiful Jewish wedding music. Let Cantor Spiro lead you through a musical celebration of Jewish life in all its richness and variety.
Reviews and Recognitions:
"Cantor Spiro's voice...is as pleasing to the soul as it is to the ear. The modal squiggles and shakes of the Ashkenazic style can sound strident when most cantorial tenors have at them, but they are smooth as silk here, thanks to the chazzan's tasteful control."—Philip Greenfield, American Record Guide
"If you haven't ventured into this extraordinarily fine project [the Milken Archive], I can't think of a better place to begin than right here. You hear the glory of massed voices suitable for many occasions, and you hear the splendid tenor voice of Cantor Simon Spiro, acknowledged as a leading interpreter of cantorial art." —King Durkee, Copley News Service
"...conducted superbly by Neil Levin....these pieces emerge as fresh, engaging new works and may perhaps even become concert favorites again.... As this demonstrates, Cantor Spiro is a real hazzan and has the voice and the ability to project all aspects of the cantor's art....a worthy addition to one's library of Jewish music." —Morton Gold, Jewish Post and Opinion
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