June 25, 2017 ~ Shabbat HUQAT. Maqam HOSENI.

Baqashot - בקשות של שבת

Introduction

Overview

The custom of singing Baqashot originated in Spain towards the time of the expulsion (~1490), but took on increased momentum in the Qabbalistic circle in Safed in the 16th century. Baqashot evolved out of the tradition of saying petitionary prayers before dawn and was spread from Safed by the followers of Isaac Luria (16th century). With the spread of Safed Qabbalistic doctrine, the singing of Baqashot reached countries all round the Mediterranean and became customary in the communities of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Rhodes, Greece, Yugoslavia, Egypt, Turkey and Syria. By the turn of the 20th century, Baqashot had become a widespread religious practice in several communities. The songs principally consist of the praise of God, songs for Shabbat, songs of longing for the Holy Land and so on, and include some poems taken from the main body of the prayer book. These songs are considered more ancient and sacred than the other pizmonim. Many of the songs contain acrostics identifying the author of that specific composition. Baqashot are full of mystical allusions and traditions.

The singing of Baqashot expanded to vast proportions. Special books were compiled showing the tunes and maqamat together with the text of the hymns, in order to facilitate the singing of Baqashot by the congregation. It was customary to wake up in the middle of the night on Shabbat in the winter months, and assemble in synagogue to sing Baqashot for four hours until the time for the morning service.

The Syrian tradition was introduced to Jerusalem by Raphael Altaras, who came to that city from Aleppo in 1845 and founded a Baqashot circle at the Kehal Sion synagogue. In this way, the custom of Baqashot became part of the mainstream Jerusalem Sephardic tradition. Another important influence was Jacob Ades (1857-1925), who immigrated to Jerusalem in 1895 and introduced the tradition to the Persian and Bukharan communities. The main center of the tradition today is the Ades Synagogue in the Nahlaot neighborhood, where the leading spirit was Haim Shaul Aboud.

The first Baqashot book, called "Miqra Qodesh," was published in Aleppo in 1864, and only had 43 Baqashot songs. Nine years later, in 1873, a new version of "Miqra Qodesh" came out with more than 70 Baqashot songs. In 1930, the Aleppo community living in Cairo, under the leadership of Hakhamim Aboud Antar, Abraham Shehebar, and Yosef Ashkenazi, published another Baqashot song book also called "Miqra Qodesh," and this is similar to the 1873 book. The Baqashot in our current collection only has 66 songs.

Cover page of "Miqra Qodesh," Aleppo, 1873

Order of Baqashot

  SEPHARDIC SIDDUR BAQASHOT, 1601  
1 Kol Beruei כל ברואי מעלה ומטה
2 Adon Olam אדון עולם
3 Yigdal Elohim Hai יגדל אלהים חי
4 Abarekh Et Shem Hashem אברך את שם יי
5 Qamti Lehallel קמתי להלל לשם האל
6 Ki Eshmera Shabbat כי אשמרה שבת
7 Shaar HaRahamim LeAm שער הרחמים לעם
8 Shiru LaEl Nebonai שירו לאל נבוני
9 Elohai Al Tedineni אלהי אל תדינני
10 Eress Haqedusha ארץ הקדושה
11 Hashem Negdekha ה' נגדך
12 Shir Todah LeLohim שיר תודה לאלהים
13 Eli Al Ebosha אלי אל אבושה
14 Shema Qoli Asher Yishma שמע קולי אשר ישמע
15 Yeiruni Yeme Qedem יעירוני ימי קדם
16 Kamah Elohai Tobot כמה אלהי טובות
17 Farshez Alai Miziv פרשז אלי מזיו
18 Todot El Venihohai תודות אל וניחחי
19 Agadelkha אגדלך אלהי
20 Eftah Nah Sefatai אפתח נא שפתי
21 Al Mishkabi BaLelot אל משכבי בלילות
22 Shahar Lehodot Lekha Qamti שחר להודות לך קמתי
23 Shahar Beshirati שחר בשירתי
24 Kol Haneshama Tehallel Ma'aseh Yah כל הנשמה תהלל
25 Qabel Tefilati Shel Boqer קבל תפלתי של בקר
26 Hashem Boqer Eerokh Lekha ה' בוקר אערך לך
27 Odeh LaEl Lebab Hoqer אודה לאל לבב חוקר
28 Yosser BeHokhma Ruhi Beqirbi יוצר בחכמה רוחי בקרבי


"Baqashot of Shabbat", Beirut, 5673= 1913 (Damascus Tradition) Miqra Qodesh: Aleppo, 5624= 1864 Miqra Qodesh: Aleppo, 5633=1873 Shir Ushbaha Hallel VeZimrah. Jerusalem, 1964
PETIHA- EL YAQSHIB LAQOL TAHANUNAI      
1 El Mistater El Mistater El Mistater El Mistater
2 Lema'ankha Lema'ankha Lema'ankha Lema'ankha
PETIHA-Shir Hama'alot BeShub PETIHA-Shir Hama'alot BeShub PETIHA-Shir Hama'alot BeShub PETIHA-Shir Hama'alot BeShub
3 Yomar Na Yomar Na Yomar Na Yomar Na
PETIHA-Mah Ahabti PETIHA-Mah Ahabti Petiha-Mah Ahabti Petiha-Mah Ahabti
4 Yemotai Yemotai Yemotai Yemotai
PETIHA-Kime PETIHA-Kime Petiha-Kime Petiha-Kime
5 Anna Hosha' Anna Hosha' Anna Hosha' Anna Hosha'
6   Darashti    
PETIHA-'Ourah PETIHA-'Ourah   PETIHA-'Ourah
7 Ashir 'oz Ashir 'oz Ashir 'oz Ashir 'oz
  PETIHA-VaAni ashir Petiha-Va'Ani Ashir Petiha-Va'Ani Ashir
8 Odeh LaEl Odeh LaEl Odeh LaEl Odeh LaEl
Qabel Tefilati      
9   Ani Ashava' Ani Ashava' Ani Ashava'
PETIHA-Beron PETIHA-Beron Petiha-Beron Petiha-Beron
10   Odeh El Hai Odeh El Hai Odeh El Hai
11 Adonai Boqer Adonai Boqer Adonai Boqer Adonai Boqer
12 Kammah Elohai Kammah Elohai Kammah Elohai Kammah Elohai
13 Shahar Abaqeshkha Shahar Abaqeshkha Shahar Abaqeshkha Shahar Abaqeshkha
14   E'erokh E'erokh E'erokh
PETIHA-Halelouyah PETIHA-Halelouyah Petiha-Halelouyah Petiha-Halelouyah
15 Yasad Besodo Yasad Besodo Yasad Besodo Yasad Besodo
Petiha- Shir Hama'alot LeDavid Hinne Mah Tob Petiha- Shir Hama'alot LeDavid Hinne Mah Tob Petiha- Shir Hama'alot LeDavid Hinne Mah Tob Petiha- Shir Hama'alot LeDavid Hinne Mah Tob
16 Eress Veroum Eress Veroum Eress Veroum Eress Veroum
17   Yisrael Nosha' Yisrael Nosha' Yisrael Nosha'
18   Mah Nikhbad Mah Nikhbad Mah Nikhbad
    Mi Ladonai Mi Ladonai
    Or 'Elyon Or 'Elyon
    Yah Qadosh  
19   'Ourou Shirou 'Ourou Shirou 'Ourou Shirou
20   Yom Zeh Shirou Yom Zeh Shirou Yom Zeh Shirou
    Petihah-Elekha Adonai Eqra PETIHAH: Yom Qadosh Oumborakh
21 Ki Eshmerah Ki Eshmerah Ki Eshmerah Ki Eshmerah
22   Eshtabeah Eshtabeah Eshtabeah
23   Shir Hadash Shir Hadash Shir Hadash
24 Elav Mi Hiqshah Elav Mi Hiqshah Elav Mi Hiqshah Elav Mi Hiqshah
25   Y'areh 'alenou rouah Y'areh 'alenou rouah Y'areh 'alenou rouah
Qamti LeHallel      
26 Yom Zeh Leyisrael Yom Zeh Leyisrael Yom Zeh Leyisrael Yom Zeh Leyisrael
27   Yodoukha Ra'yonai Yodoukha Ra'yonai Yodoukha Ra'yonai
28 Yah Masse Yah Masse Yah Masse Yah Masse
Yodoukha Ra'ayonai      
29   Yodoukha Melekh Yodoukha Melekh Yodoukha Melekh
    Or Panekha  
    Anokhi Shemi Anokhi Shemi
30   'Ouri Nessourah 'Ouri nessourah 'Ouri nessourah
      Ram Or Gadol Ne'lam
  PETIHAH-Mizmor Shir Petihah-Mizmor Shir Petihah-Mizmor Shir
31   Shalom VaSedeq Shalom VaSedeq Shalom VaSedeq
Yah Elah Rab Kol Hakimah     Yarenou Keqedem
    Male Fi Male Fi
32   Esa Libi Esa Libi Esa Libi
33 Yah Elah Yah Elah Yah Elah Yah Elah
34 Yah Ribon Yah Ribon Yah Ribon Yah Ribon
    Ashirah Na  
    Ani Asaper Ani Asaper
    Mishamayim  
    Mahalalakh Mahalalakh
      Mishamayim
    Ronnou Ronnou
    Shibhou El Shibhou El
    Yah Melekh Yah Melekh
    Yah Eli Yah Eli
    Yodou Shimkha Yodou Shimkha
    Yodoukha Kol Yodoukha Kol
    Anokhi Eshal Anokhi Eshal
    Yishmorkha Keishon Yishmorkha Keishon
    Melo HaAress  
    Yom Zeh Mikol  
PETIHA- ATOHI KEMAH RIBREBIN PETIHAH-Ataya Petihah-Ataya Petihah-Ataya
    Ashre Adam  
35 Yom Leyom Odeh Yom Leyom Odeh Yom Leyom Odeh Yom Leyom Odeh
Shabbat Qodesh Yom HaMenuha      
  PETIHAH-Qarob Petihah-Qarob Petihah-Qarob
36 Bar Yohai Bar Yohai Bar Yohai Bar Yohai
  PETIHAH-Odeh Petihah-Odeh Petihah-Odeh
37   Meromim Meromim Meromim
38   Or Sah upashut Or Sah upashut Or Sah upashut
Mi Zot Olah Yefefia   El Melekh Yosheb  
    Mah Na'im Mah Na'im
El Sur Ozi VeZimrat Ya   El Melekh (not the same as above)  
Yoser Hakol Lemi Yahposs   Yom Hashabat qol narim  
Yadekha Tanheni   Mah Nikhsefah  
    El Adir  
    Petihah-Shir Hama'alot  
39   Or Sah oumsouhsah Or Sah oumsouhsah Or Sah oumsouhsah
    Darashti Darashti
40   Adon Yahid Adon Yahid Adon Yahid
41   Yosheb Tehiilot Yosheb Tehilot Yosheb Tehilot
Yeme Harpi Ahabtani   El Adir kabir oumelekh  
    Al Tiga'  
42 Yedid Nefesh Yedid Nefesh Yedid Nefesh Yedid Nefesh
43 Aghadelkha Aghadelkha Aghadelkha Aghadelkha
Yahriq Nedod Na'aman   10 Additional Songs:  
Mah Lakh Yafa Tama   Yarenou keqedem Marom El Hai
PETIHA- Hinne Anokhi Sholeah   Shaddai Ram Kol Beruei Ma'lah
Kol Beruei Ma'lah      
    Azammer Shir Hadash Yah El Gadol
PETIHA- Ubtoratekha Hashem Elohenu Katub Lemor Shema Yisrael...
Shenat Yesha'   Shabbat Aqoum Adon 'Olam
Adon Olam   Ram Or Gadol Ne'lam Abarekh Et Adonai
Abarekh Et Adonai   Ronnou Gilou  
    Yah El Gadol  
    Marom El Hai  
    Yah Elah Debishmaya  
    Yabo Dodi  
    18 Songs by H Eliahou Hamaoui  
    last song: Or 'Elyon Meir Kasapirim.  
       
TOTAL 36 songs 43 songs, 12 Petihot 72 Baqashot songs, 13 Petihot, 10 additional songs, 18 Hamaoui songs 66 songs, 13 Petihot

In the 9 years from 1864 to 1873, there was a huge surge in baqashot and pizmonim. Small reduction of songs from 1873 to 1964.

Cover page of "Miqra Qodesh", Cairo, 1930

Index

Pizmon Page Song CommentaryRecordings Application
0.5 אל יקשיב לקול תחנוני אבטליון Maqam Nagriz Yabess Manuscript
1 8 אל מסתתר Abraham Maimom Maqam Hoseni Opening song of the Shabbat Baqashot. Hoseni. "El Mistater" is an allusion to Isaiah 45:15. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Archives
E. Sayegh
E. Menaged
Ohabe Zion 1960
2 9 למענך ולא לנו Maqam Bayat This song discusses redemption. Bayat. E. Menaged
E. Sayegh
Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
3 10 יאמר נא ישראל Israel Najara Maqam Rahawi Nawah Each verse ends with word "yom." Rahawi Nawah. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 E. Menaged
E. Sayegh
Archives
E. Sayegh Peticha
4 12 ימותי קלו Israel Najara Maqam Sigah Sigah. Job 9:25. E. Menaged
E. Sayegh
E. Sayegh Peticha
Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
פתיחה 13 פתיחה - כימי E. Sayegh Peticha
5 14 אנא הושע Israel Najara Maqam Sigah Sigah. E. Menaged
E. Sayegh
Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
6 15 אשיר עוז Israel Najara Maqam Sigah Sigah. Psalm 59:17. Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
7 16 אודה לאל Shemaya Maqam Saba Saba. "Hoqer Leb" is found in Jeremiah 17:10. Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
נקדישך
8 16 אני אשוע Yosef Sitehon Maqam Bayat Bayat. Written by Hakham Yosef Abraham Sittehon (1813-?). Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
9 17 אודה אל חי Yehuda Kassin Maqam Hoseni Aleph Bet. Hoseni. Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
9.5 קבל תפלתי של בוקר Damascus tradition only.
10 20 ה' בוקר Shelomo Ibn Gabirol Maqam Hoseni Hoseni. Psalms 5:4. Archives
I. Cabasso
M. Tawil
G. Shrem
ה' מלך
11 20 כמה אלהי טובות שבתי Maqam Hoseni First seen in the Romanian Mahzor. Kushtah, 1574. Hoseni. Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
שמחים
12 21 שחר אבקשך Shelomo Ibn Gabirol Maqam Rahawi Nawah Rahawi Nawah. Archives
שמחים
13 21 אערוך צפצופי Abraham Maqam Rahawi Nawah First seen in "Miqrah Qodesh", 1864. Rahawi Nawah. Archives
14 22 יסד בסודו יוסף בן הרב Maqam Mehayar-Bayat Acrostics: "Yosef ben Harav." The composer was related to the Maran, Rav Yosef Cairo. The original way to sing this entire song is with the same tune as the first and second verses, however, the Israeli community added different tunes for the middle stanzas in order to enhance the pizmon. It is an Aleppo tradition to sing this song at funeral in the process of following the coffin. Mehayar-Bayat. "Barukh Sheamar" refers to the daily prayer that starts the Zemirot blessing. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Archives
R Barzani- Semehim
קדיש
15 24 ארץ ורום Abraham Ibn Ezra Maqam Saba Saba. Discusses the seven days. Saba. Archives
E. Menaged
16 25 'ישראל נושע בה Yaakob Abadi Maqam Mehayar-Bayat Mehayar. Written by Hakham Yaaqob Abadi (?-1876). Mehayar-Bayat. Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
17 26 מה נכבד Mordekhai Labaton Maqam Saba Saba. Written by H Mordekhai Labaton (1780-1869). About the importance and centrality of Shabbat. Saba. Archives
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
Nahari- Shavat
שועת עניים
18 27 מי לה' אתי Mordechai Abadi Maqam Bayat First seen in "Miqrah Qodesh", 1883. Bayat. Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
19 28 אור עליון Eliahu Hamaoui Maqam Bayat Bayat. Written by H Eliahou Hamaoui (1840-1915) for H Eliahou Dahab. Bayat. Archives
E. Menaged
E. Menaged 2
Naftali Tawil- Qaddish
20 28 עורו שירו שיר Ezra Attiah Maqam Saba The acrostic on "Ouru Shiru" spells Ezra Hazak. The last line also bears the name of his father "Chazak...nechamot Yeshaya" ... Chai gam Ataya (Attia). Saba. Ezra Attia Manuscript E. Menaged
Archives
R Barzani- Semehim
I Cabasso- SA
שמחים
21 29 יום זה שירו Mordechai Abadi Maqam Mehayar-Bayat Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883), grandfather of H Matloub Abadi. Mehayar-Bayat. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 E. Menaged
Archives
22 30 יום קדוש ומבורך Raphael Tabbush Maqam Saba Petiha. Written by H Rephael Tabbush (1830-1918). Saba. Tabbush Manuscript E. Menaged
Archives
23 30 כי אשמרה שבת Abraham Ibn Ezra Maqam Saba Saba. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 E. Menaged
Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
R Barzani- Semehim
Charlie Chehebar- Qaddish
שמחים
24 31 אשתבח בתהלות Abraham Sitehon Maqam Iraq Maqam Iraq. Written by H Abraham Sittehon (?-1816). Archives
E. Menaged
G. Shrem
שמחים
25 33 שיר חדש זמרו Shemuel Moursiye Maqam Mehayar-Bayat Maqam Mehayar. Written by H Shemuel Moursiye (19th century). Describes events of earthquake in Aleppo. Archives
שועת עניים
26 34 אליו מי הקשה Abraham Ibn Ezra Maqam Sigah Sigah. Archives
E. Menaged
Ohabe Zion 1960
27 35 יערה עלינו רוח Yaakob Abadi Maqam Rast Written by H Yaaqob Abadi (?-1876). Rast. Archives
בפי ישרים
27.5 קמתי להלל לשם האל Damascus tradition only.
28 35 יום זה לישראל Isaac Luria Maqam Mehayar-Bayat Mehayar-Bayat. Archives
E. Menaged
Ohabe Zion 1960
שמחים
29 37 יודוך רעיוני Israel Najara Maqam Rahawi Nawah Rahawi Nawah. Archives
E. Menaged
30 37 יה מסי כבין רחמנא אסי כביהון לעם דנא David Yaakob Pardo Maqam Mehayar-Bayat Aramaic. Mehayar-Bayat. Nawah. Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript Archives
E. Menaged
בפי ישרים
31 39 יודוך מלך Mordechai Abadi Maqam Rahawi Nawah Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883). Rahawi Nawah. Archives
E. Menaged
G. Shrem
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
אל ההודאות
32 40 'אנכי שמי ה David Dayan Maqam Hoseni Ten Commandments. Hoseni. Archives
E. Menaged
E. Menaged 2
G. Shrem
Recording- Nahwand
Recording
Recording
אל ההודאות
33 41 עורי נצורה Menashe Sitehon Maqam Rahawi Nawah Nawah. Written by H Menashe Sittehon (?-1876). Alludes the different Amidah of Shabbat blessings (Arbit, Shaharit, Musaf, and Mincha). By Menashe Sitehon. In honor of Ezra Rabia. Rahawi Nawah. G. Shrem
Archives
E. Menaged
E. Menaged 2
G. Shrem
ראו בנים
34 42 רם אור גדול Raphael Tabbush Maqam Rahawi Nawah Written by H Rephael Tabbush (1830-1918). Rahawi Nawah. Tabbush Manuscript A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 G. Shrem
Archives
E. Menaged
E. Menaged- Nishmat
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
Isaac Cabasso- Qaddish
Charlie Chehebar- Qaddish
נשמת
34.9 43 מזמור שיר ליום השבת Each verse chanted in a different maqam. Archives
E Menaged
E Menaged
35 43 שלום וצדק נשקו Shelomo Laniado Maqam Hoseni Hoseni. Attiah Manuscript Abraham Sitehon Manuscript Yabess Manuscript A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
אל ההודאות
35.5 יה אלה רב כל חכימא יצחק Damascus tradition only.
36 44 יראנו כקדם נפלאות Isaac Ben-Atar Maqam Bayat In honor of Ye'uda Ben-Atar, by Yis-hak Ben-Atar. Bayat. Attiah Manuscript Archives
36.5 חי ונעלם Haim S Aboud Ohabe Zion 1960
37 45 מלא פי שירה Raphael Tabbush Maqam Ajam Ajam. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Archives
Yosef Hamaoui
I. Cabasso
G. Shrem
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
D Tawil- Nishmat
נקדישך
38 46 אשא לבי Eliahu Sasson Maqam Hoseni Written by H Eliahou Sasson (?-1869). Hoseni. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Archives
I. Cabasso - Mimisrayim
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
Isaac Cabasso- Mimisrayim
I Cabasso- Mimisrayim
ממצרים
39 46 יה אלה מלכות עלם Israel Najara Maqam Hoseni Hoseni. Archives
כתר
40 47 יה רבון עלם Israel Najara Maqam Rast Rast. Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
41 48 אני אספר Mordechai Abadi Maqam Rast Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883). Discusses the 39 Melakhot (forms of work prohibited on Shabbat). Rast. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Archives
Yosef Hamaoui
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
I Cabasso- Semehim
שמחים
42 51 מהללך ורוב גדלך Mordechai Abadi Maqam Rast Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883). Lists the seven heavens. Rast. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Archives
Yosef Hamaoui
E. Sayegh
I. Cabasso - Qaddish
M. Kairey
M. Kairey (Domamim)
G. Shrem
G. Shrem
D Riahi- Nishmat
Isaac Cabasso- Nishmat
I Cabasso- Domamim- Qaddish
I Cabasso- Qaddish (Domamim)
נשמת
43 52 משמים שלום לעם Mordechai Abadi Maqam Rast Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883). Rast. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Archives
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
H Mousa Basul- Qaddish
D Riahi- Qaddish
E Menaged- Naqdishakh
נקדישך
44 53 רונו ושבחו לאל Raphael Tabbush Maqam Rahawi Nawah Composed by H Rephael Tabbush. Lahn: Ya Badri Toman Roqli. Rahawi Nawah. Attiah Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript Archives
G. Shrem
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
קדיש
45 54 שבחו אל Shalom Kafif Maqam Bayat Bayat. Archives
46 54 יה מלך רם Yehuda Ezra Attiah Maqam Nahwand Nahwand. Written by H Yehudah Attieh (?-1905). Consists of all the composers of the Baqashot. Archives
Y Nahari- Qaddish
Ohabe Zion 1960
קדיש
47 55 יה אלי נכספה נפשי Nissim Lofez Maqam Iraq Written by H Nissim Lofez (1833-1894). Iraq. Archives
48 56 יודו שמך איום Isaac Cohen Maqam Bayat Bayat. Archives
49 57 יודוך כל המיחלים David Kassin Maqam Saba Written by H David Kassin (1789-1877). Saba. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Archives
E. Menaged
E. Menaged 2
I. Cabasso
50 58 אנכי אשאל Maqam Mehayar-Bayat Written by H Ezra Swed (?-1884). Mehayar-Bayat. Archives
51 59 ישמרך כאישון Yehuda Attiah Maqam Saba Written by H Yehudah Attieh (?-1905). Lahn: Mani Ya Youmma Mani. Saba. Shire Zimrah, Algiers, 1889 Archives
52 60 יום ליום אודה Israel Najara Maqam Sigah Sigah. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Archives
M. Kairey
Ohabe Zion 1960
שועת עניים
52.5 שבת קדש יום המנוחה יעקב Damascus tradition only. Mosseri-Kozli Manuscript
53 61 בר יוחאי נמשחת Shimon Labi Maqam Sigah Sigah or Saba. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 G. Shrem
Archives
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
Recording
Beirut Version
נקדישך
54 62 מרומים ישכון Mordechai Abadi Maqam Sigah Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883). Sigah. Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
55 63 אור צח ופשוט Abraham Isaac Antebi Maqam Sigah Written by H Abraham Antebi (1765-1858), chief rabbi of Aleppo, and author of “Ohel Yesharim” (Livorno 1822). This melody of the pizmon was intended to be that of EL MISTATER. However, this is not the tune that is currently practiced. Sigah. Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
שמחים
56 65 מה נעים נאוה Maqam Sigah Written by H Mordekhai Abadi (1826-1883). Sigah. Archives
E. Menaged
E. Menaged 2
56.5 אל צור עוזי וזמרת יה משה Damascus tradition only.
56.6 יוצר הכל למי יחפוץ ישראל Damascus tradition only.
57 66 אור צח ומצוחצח Maqam Sigah Written by H Shelomo Menaged (19th century). Sigah. Archives
Ohabe Zion 1960
58 67 'דרשתי את שם ה David Sitehon Maqam Mehayar-Bayat Mehayar-Bayat. Archives
E. Sayegh
Ohabe Zion 1960
59 67 אדון יחיד Menashe Sitehon Maqam Sigah Alludes to the Ten Sefirot that God used to create the world. Written by Menashe Sittehon (?-1876), in honor of Isaac Harari. Sigah. I. Cabasso - Semehim
Archives
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
Eliahou Ozen- Semehim
I Cabasso- Semehim
שמחים
60 69 יושב תהלות Yosef Sitehon Maqam Sigah Sigah or Bayat. Written by H Yosef Sittehon (1813-?). Archives
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
ממצרים
60.1 ימי חרפי אהבתני ישראל חזק Damascus tradition only.
61 69 ידיד נפש Elazar Azkari Maqam Sigah 16th century. He defines this piyut as “a supplication for union and the desire of love”. Sigah. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 Archives
I. Cabasso
G. Shrem
Ohabe Zion 1960
R Elnadav
ממצרים
62 70 אגדלך אלהי Abraham Ibn Ezra Discussing the relationship between man and the Creator. There are many emotions here including the mortality of man. There is more than one melody to this song; According to H. Kaire, it could be in Sigah (melody: Adon Yahid Yasad), Nahwand (Atah El Kabir), other popular Nahwand tune, or Mehayar Bayat (Mamlekhot Ha'ares). Attiah Manuscript Yabess Manuscript Archives
Recording
M Habusha
Ohabe Zion 1960
R Barzani- Naqdishakh
קדיש
62.5 ירחיק נדוד נעמן ישראל Damascus tradition only.
62.6 מה לך יפה תמה מאיר Damascus tradition only.
63 70 מרום אל חי שוכן ערבות Raphael Tabbush Maqam Rast Appeared in Tabbush's 1888 pizmonim book. It is written in honour of H Moshe Ashkenazie. Rast. Hamaoui Manuscript Tabbush Manuscript F. Yanani
Yom Tob Yanani
נקדישך
64 71 כל ברואי מעלה ומטה Shelomo Ibn Gabirol Maqam Sigah Sigah. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 M. Nadaf- Selihot tune
Iraqi Recording
שמחים
65 72 יה אל גדול ונאדר Raphael Tabbush Maqam Saba This pizmon first appeared in Tabbush's 1888 pizmonim book. It is listed as Maqam Hijaz. It was written in honour of H Yaaqob Barzani. Saba. M. Nadaf
I. Cabasso
G. Shrem
Nahari- Semehim
Nahari- Naqdishakh
שמחים
65.5 שנת ישע החישה נא שלמה Maqam Bayat Damascus tradition only. Yabess Manuscript
66 73 אדון עולם Maqam Nahwand God's power over the world. Nahwand. A Z Idelsohn notes, 1923 G. Shrem
G. Shrem - Odekha
G. Shrem
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