Kol Dodi

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Kol Dodi

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two voices and cello

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  • Premiere: 10 September 2007 / The Center for Jewish Culture / Seraphim (Gilda Lyons, Elaine Valby, Robert La Rue)
  • Instrumentation: two voices and cello
  • Duration: 3'
  • Text: Traditional (words and tune adapted by the composer)

Text

Kol dodi

kol dodi

kol dodi hinë ze ba

m'dalëg al heharim

m'kapëtz al hagvaot

Or chavatzalot

zemer shoshanim

basharon ala

rëach adanim

Translation:

Hark! my beloved,

behold he cometh

leaping upon the mountains,

skipping upon the hills.

The light of the lilies

the song of roses-

in the Sharon

a pleasant scent rises.