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VZL 179: Folk Songs of Israel

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Catalogue NumberVZL 179
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801013
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Hillel and Aviva Sing the Folk Songs of Israel

Recorded in March 1959 at Town Hall in New York, these songs incorporate authentic ancient instruments. Aviva uses a small drum of goat skin stretched over a clay pot and Hillel uses a shepard's pipe fashioned from a type of reed. Hillel and Aviva began singing together in 1948.

1) V'haya B'yom Hahu (When Judgment Day Comes) was set to words from the book of Zachariah describing the Day of Judgment. 1:53 - 5:01

2) Al Chomotayich Y'rushalaim (At Your Walls, Jerusalem) is a song about the return to Jerusalem. 6:01 - 8:40

3) Shakh Evrakh is about the reclamation of the desert into fertile land. 9:25 - 12:34

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1 - Folk Songs of Israel
Composer(s) : N/A