Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Avinu Malkeinu - Shulem Lemmer & Shira - Music Video

Produced by: Shraga Gold, Shira Choir
Directed & Choir Conducted by: Yoely Horowitz
Composed by: Moshe (Max) Janowski
Performed by: Shulem Lemmer and the Shira Choir
Music arranged & produced by: Mendy Hershkowitz
Music co-produced by: Chesky Breuer
Video production: Sirreel Productions, LLC in association with Shmuli Rosenberg - fwd-NYC
Director of Photography & Editor: Rod Weber  Gaffer - Brian McCann
Recorded and mixed by: Gideon Levine / GYL Studios
Technical Assistance: Motty Jay

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On behalf of all of us at Shira, we welcome you into the month of Tishrei, during which everyone feels a deeper emotion and closer connection to Hashem.

We are both thrilled and proud to present this beautifully orchestrated video, in which renowned tenor and longtime Shira voice talent Shulem Lemmer delivers a heart-felt performance of Avinu Malkeinu accompanied by the Shira Choir.

Be captivated as we recreate this stunning classic from distinguished composer Moshe (Max) Janowski. This song has been adopted in its entirety by a number of famous cantors and singers across traditional and contemporary music genres. The remastered music has been arranged by the very talented, Mendy Hershkowitz and conducted by Shira Choir’s musical director, Yoely Horowitz.

This release comes just in time for the High Holy Days, as we wish you a sweet, happy and prosperous New Year. Best wishes in every form of song we know.

Ksiva v’Chasima Tova,

Shraga Gold, Shulem Lemmer and The Shira Choir


Anonymous said...

didn't barbra Streisand composed this song ?

MOTTY JAY said...

no she didnt he did Max Janowski
From Wikipedia,
Max Janowski (1912–1991), was a composer of Jewish liturgical music, a conductor, choir director, and voice teacher. Born in Berlin, in the early 1930s he became head of the piano department at the Musashino Academy of Music, Tokyo, Japan. He emigrated to the United States in 1937 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Max Janowski's choral works include the traditional Jewish prayers "Avinu Malkeinu" ("Our Father, Our King," a hymn for the High Holy Days), "Sim Shalom" ("Song of Peace," which was dedicated to the American diplomat Ralph Bunche), "Yismehu," and "ve-Shomeru".

Janowski was the longtime music director at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation in Hyde Park in Chicago. On January 29, 2012, the centennial of his birth, a Gala Concert featuring several cantors, cantorial soloists, and area chorales was held at K.A.M. Isaiah Israel to celebrate Janowski's life and music.

Baritone Sherrill Milnes and mezzo-soprano Isola Jones studied with him.