September 22, 2014 ~ Shabbat HA'AZINU. Maqam MEHAYAR.

Digital Music Archive Collection and Liturgical Tradition Scholarship of the Syrian Sephardic Jewish community of Aleppo

طقوسي التقاليد والتسجيلات الموسيقية في المجتمع اليهودي السفارديم حلب السورية

הפזמונים והחזנות כמנהג ארם צובא - ק"ק חלף

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MAQAM OF THE WEEK- Shabbat Ha'azinu: האזינו

On Shabbat Shuba (Shabbat Ha'azinu is Deuteronomy 32), the prayers are conducted in Maqam MEHAYAR (which is a maqam within the Bayat family). Other sources cite Maqam Hoseni, which is related to Matan Torah, due to this being the time of year when we reaccept the statutes of the Torah upon ourselves. HAZZANUT: All melodies should be associated with the High Holidays, such as: Shav’at Aniyim: Yah Hasdakh Gali (page 339), and Semehim: Lekha Eli (in anticipation for Yom Kippur). ALIYOT: There is a strict tradition based on the Talmud that the aliyot stops form the acrostic "HAZIV LAKH;" the letters that begin each aliyah (32:1, 32:7, 32:13, 32:19, 32:29, 32:40). No extra Aliyot should be added (Sephardic Pizmonim Project,


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