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VZL 108: Folk Music of Israel

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Catalogue NumberVZL 108
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801182
Number of Tracks1
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Folk Music Of Israel

The music of Israeli folk dances has derivations, not only from Eastern Europe, but from Arab neighbors as well. The fact that space from within Israel was limited, the music from some Israeli composers is styled with the abandon of open land. There are 4 selections on this program:

1) Ha'na'ava Babanot, In Praise Of The Fairest Of Maidens, is played by the Israeli Folk Dance Orchestra, and sung by an unnamed male and an unnamed female singer. 1:40 - 3:58

2) Mi'chol Ha'noar, The Dance Of Youth, is sung by Rachel Hadas and is played by the Israeli Folk Dance Orchestra. 4:05 - 6:37

3) Bat Harim, Daughter Of The Hills, is a song of love to the city of Haifa, and is sung by Rachel Hadas and Theodore Bikel who are accompanied by The Israeli Folk Dance Orchestra. 7:08 - 9:53

4) Mi'chol Ha'gat, The Dance Of The Wine Press, is played by The Israeli Folk Dance Orchestra. 10:24 - 12:41

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