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Concertino for Oud and Piano
Avner Biron 2021
Comissioned by the "Lille Festival" for the Israel Camerata-Jerusalem Orchestra. 
The concertino for oud, piano and string orchestra starts with an introduction in the spirit of a taqsim – the typical improvised opening so often found in Arabic music. From this opening dialogue between the oud and piano emerges the first section, in which the orchestra makes its entrance. All its melodic gestures have an ornamental character full of melismatic lines so dear to Middle Eastern music. The mosaic-like structure of this first section gains momentum and leads the second section, written in a more cantabile style somewhat similar to the Samai, an Arabic musical form with a specific 10/8 meter.
The third section, played uninterruptedly following the second one, consist of an improvised piano and then oud cadenzas, both accompanied by the orchestra, as well as an impromptu dialogue between the two instruments. The piece ends with short brilliant passages, played in unison, in homage to Arabic music.
Composing Year:
1994
Preformance Year:
2021
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Homage to Alexander (Sasha) Argov
Lahav Shani 2021, 10'6
Comissioned by the Thelma Yellin High School Symphonic Orchestra.
"Homage to Sasha Argov" is a kind of orchestral suite consisting of my arrangements to five of his most celebrated songs.
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10'6"
Composing Year:
1999
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2021
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Klezmer Suite
2021, 13'43"
“Klezmer Suite” for Cl., Vla, D-B and Piano is the condensed Chamber Music version of my orchestral piece “Encounters IV-Suita Concertante for Classical Violin, Klezmer Violin and Chamber Orchestra”. This shortened version of the orchestral piece lasts app. 12’. The piece is dedicated to my late father Daniel who was a superb musician and a wonderful Klezmer, playing Violin, Clarinet and Saxophone. This is another one in a chain of pieces I've already written in the past-including my pieces for the Arabic Oud- which tries to bridge between different musical cultures. In this case it's the ethnic, folk-like klezmer tradition alongside that of the classical concert hall tradition. The piece is written in one long movement, which flows from one mood to another, trying to reflect different emotional states. I've used quite a few magnificent klezmer tunes and dances and added some original ones which I've invented. Writing such a piece for me was a way to connect to the deepest and even primordial layers of my memories as an infant and a child. It deeply reflects my innermost beliefs as a Jewish musician and as a human being.
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13'43""
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2021
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"My Mother Plays a Waltz" - אמא שלי מנגנת ולס
Ronit Shapira , 1'35"
Text by Nurit Yarchi For choir a-capella
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1'35""
Composing Year:
1987
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"Like Clay in the Potter's Hand" for Choir a-Capella
Ronit Shapira , 4'21"
Text from Yom Kippuer's Prayer
Duration:
4'21""
Composing Year:
1993
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