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Mah Ashiv Ladonai - quid retribuam Domino


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Cantor

 Genre: Classical

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I wrote this for the Second Annual Jewish-Catholic Dialogue at the Vatican. It was premiered there on Nov. 16, 2010. It's a setting of Psalm 116 in Hebrew and Latin. I used a lot of the vocal transformation to do the women's voices. It's all me. I sang each voice part 4 times, so that's 16 of me. Oy! I should have stood up!

Here's the story about the piece.

Here's a live video of this from Rome here

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Lyrics
What shall I render to the Eternal, for all the things that God has rendered to me?
I will take the chalice of salvation; and I will call upon the name of the Eternal.
I will pay my vows to the Eternal before all God's people:
Precious in the sight of the Eternal is the death of God's saints.
O God, for I am Your servant: I am Your servant, and the son of Your handmaid. You have broken my bonds:
I will sacrifice to You the sacrifice of praise, and I will call upon the name of the Eternal.
I will pay my vows to the Eternal in the sight of all God's people:
In the courts of the house of the Eternal, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Halleluyah.
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Plays: 55
Downloads: 57
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Uploaded: Dec 22, 2010 - 10:23:22 AM
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 - 03:41:25 PM Last Played: May 26, 2019 - 02:40:13 AM
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Hardware:
Intel Powerbook, a half-way decent mike, Tascam 144 audio bridge (awesome)
Software:
GB '11
Comments
magnatone said 3102 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Mah Ashiv Ladonai
Erik, this is spectacular! i just got done watching the video - what a thrill! thank you for posting the URL for that also. You know, you could embed the video right here in your song page, just grab the embed code underneath the video (click the word "embed"), copy it, and then hit "edit" for this song and paste it right into the song description area. whether you do that or not, this is beautiful and thank you so much for posting!
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magnatone said 3102 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
!!!!
EXCELLENT!
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Cantor said 3102 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Thanks!
Great advice on the video embedding! Had no idea I could do that! Glad you liked! And we're heading out your way tomorrow (Seattle to Spokane). Hope there's good powder!

How did you get those fancy colors and music trending things on your profile's music? I'm intrigued!

And thanks fo much for your compliments! :)
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shavingronaldscar said 3102 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Really pretty!
Wow, I had no idea stuff like this was up on macjams! Beautiful, top quality stuff. The modulated female vox doesn't even sound weird!
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Cantor said 3102 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Thank you!
The modulated voices was a lot of fun! Thanks for the feedback.
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H3nry said 3102 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
I am astonished!
That you could do this in GarageBand. Obviously I have a lot to learn yet.

As for the music, this is wonderful. Lovely harmony, great choice of text, well sung (x 16 no less!). Bravo!
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Cantor said 3102 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
A lot you can do
I love beating the tires off of GarageBand. Ever since one could import a midi file it has made my life so much easier. I compose, but I can't play the piano. So having Garageband to help with that is a great boon! Thanks for the feedback!
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VicDiesel said 3101 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Masterful
Always great to hear a good choir, even if it's only one guy :-)
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falcef said 3096 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
quid retribuam Domino
Congratulations for this beautiful song, the instruments are well chosen sounds beautiful and interesting, good mix still so good. Hello from falcef in Italy and best wishes for the work and health.
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papag said 3096 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Stunning
Your voices on here are awesome. I am stunned. The piece is beautiful and quite moving.

Thanks for the dl :)
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damiengh said 3093 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Awesome
Just Incredible!
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awigze said 3093 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Sacrifice of Praise
Blessings to you. What a great example of taking ancient text and applying in today's world. His message as fresh today. I will sing of the LORD's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through ALL generations. Lamentations 3:23
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