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MILHAUD: Service Sacre


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MILHAUD: Service Sacre

“It is a work of love, it is the voice of a creature communicating with his God, and I hear that when I hear the Service Sacré,” declared Madame Madeleine Milhaud, the composer’s widow, when, at age ninety-eight, she was interviewed by the Milken Archive in advance of this first-ever complete recording of Milhaud’s greatest Jewish work. Presented here for the first time with the settings for the Friday evening liturgy, which were composed after the work’s commission and premiere at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco, the Service Sacré can finally be heard in its entirety as the composer intended.

Milhaud, Darius

  Service Sacre (Sabbath Morning Service)
1.   Part 1: Ma Tovu 00:03:32
2.   Part 1: Bar'khu and Sh'ma 00:03:25
3.   Part 1: V'ahavta 00:01:59
4.   Part 1: Mi Khamokha (I) 00:01:54
5.   Part 1: Tzur Yisrael 00:02:02
6.   Part 1: Eternal is Thy power 00:03:05
7.   Part 1: K'dusha 00:03:38
8.   Part 2: Prayer and Response 00:04:51
9.   Part 2: Silent Prayer and Yihyu L'ratzon 00:01:49
10.   Part 3: S'u Sh'arim 00:01:50
11.   Part 3: Taking the Scroll from the Ark 00:05:25
12.   Part 3: Returning the Scroll to the Ark 00:02:16
13.   Part 3: The Law of the Lord is Perfect 00:01:20
14.   Part 3: Etz Hayyim 00:01:45
15.   Part 4: Adoration 00:01:02
16.   Part 4: Va'anahnu 00:01:00
17.   Part 4: Universal Prayer 00:02:56
18.   Part 4: Spoken Kaddish 00:02:38
19.   Part 4: Sung Kaddish 00:03:46
20.   Part 4: Adon Olam 00:01:55
21.   Part 4: Benediction 00:02:17
22.   Friday Evening: L'kha Dodi 00:01:48
23.   Friday Evening: Mi Khamokha (II) 00:01:53
24.   Friday Evening: V'sham'ru 00:01:32
25.   Friday Evening: Eloheinu Velohei Avoteinu R'tze 00:02:46
26.   Friday Evening: Yism'hu 00:01:15

Total Playing Time: 01:03:39

Milhaud, Darius

Schwarz, Gerard

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Prague Philharmonic Chorus

Windmuller, Yaron

Mariner, Rodney

Label: Naxos

Series: Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559409

Barcode: 0636943940921

Boxset: NMIL51

Physical Release: 10/2004

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