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Creating original world music ... " Whether elegiac, meditative sound painting or furiously rhythmic, the ensemble astounded its audience with unusual, wonderful compositional tonal effects, which featured themes from religious and racial tolerance and world peace." - Bonner Rundschau Zeitung

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The Hevreh Ensemble has been called “strikingly original and spiritually uplifting”.

Their first CD “Dance of the Sheydim” was released in 2007. Listen to some of the short clips on our recordings page.

 

From our Presenters

“ Their music evoked the High Holiday Themes of introspection, reflection, personal accountability and solemn joy” - Rabbi Deborah Zecher, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

“The moment the music began, we were all transfixed ...”    “This group has a magic and we are endeavoring to bring them back to perform again!”- The Reverend Eileen L. Epperson- Pastor

“The Hevreh Ensemble’s performance was simply wonderful. It was lively, engaging and well suited for our audience.”

“Working with you was a great experience and I hope the Hevreh Ensemble can return to the Museum soon.” - Maria Dembrowsky, Manager of Public Programs- The Hudson River Museum

 

 

OUR REPERTOIRE

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Repertoire List- Hevreh Ensemble

Works by Jeff Adler

Dance of the Sheydim- Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Keyboard

Lost Tribes- M'bira, Djembe, Rainsticks, Oboe, English Horn, Native American Flute, Keyboard and Shofar

Elijah & the Angel of the Lord- Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Piano and Shofar

Atrocity's Shadow- Native American Drone Flutes (2), Oboe and Piano

Not Forgotten- English Horn, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

Shamonic Variations on Kol Nidre

Handprints of the Mohave- Oboe, Bass Clarinet and Piano

11:11 - Drone Flute and Keyboard

Negev Sunset- Oboe D'Amore and Keyboard

Genesis- M/bira, Native American Drone Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn and Keyboard

Followed by the Moon- Native American Flutes ( 3) and Keyboard

A Peaceful Prayer for a Prayful Peace- Clarinet and Keyboard

Giveaways- Native American Drone Flute, Bass Clarinet and Keyboard

Circles of Solstice- Native American Flutes (3) and Keyboard

Stewardship- Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Djembe and Keyboard

Quantum Mysticism- English Horn, E flat Clarinet, C Clarinet and Keyboard

To Walk in Beauty- Native American Flutes (2), Percussion and Keyboard

Grandfather's Prayer- Native American Flute, Percussion and Keyboard

Pastorale- Oboe D'Amore and Keyboard

In Memoriam- Native American Drone Flute and Keyboard

Garment of Brightness- Native American Flutes ( 2) and Keyboard

Ninth Ward- Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Dumbek and Keyboard

We also often include works by other composers:

J.S. Bach- Sinfonia from Cantata # 56- Oboe and Keyboard

Bartok- Three Folksongs from the county of Csik

Solo Improvisations- Donald Sosin, Piano

Solo Improvisations on a Babylonian Theme- Oboe and Dumbek

Samuel Barber- Canzonetta for Oboe & Piano

William Bolcom- Aubade for the Continuation of Life for Soprano Saxophone and Piano