Synopses & Reviews
Ciclos is a cycle of compositions and arrangements for classic guitar of the music of the Sephardic Jews. It represents several cycles that are connected to this culture: The life cycle, including lullabies, wedding songs and funeral songs; the yearly cycle, including the various holidays; and the cycle of Sephardic experience from the early Middle Ages until this century. The Sephardic Jews are the descendants of the Jews who were exiled from Spain in 1492. Their culture holds a rich musical heritage consisting of both sacred music in Hebrew and secular music in the local language. The ten tunes in the book are written in standard notation and separate tablature for a mixture of one or three guitars. Introductory notes tell the origin of each tune.
Table of Contents
Noches, noches / D. Akiva -- Esta Montaäna -- Morena me Llaman -- Como la rosa (for three guitars) -- Tres hermanicas Eran -- Mizmorim (Psalms) / D. Akiva -- Romanza / Haim Permont -- Piutim (Liturgical songs) -- Avrix mi galanica (for three guitars) -- Durme durme -- Shavon del bakal (for three guitars) / D. Akiva.