A very contemporary, upbeat, quasi-R&B/pop celebration of the Sabbath. This is version I, which has horn section as part of the arrangement. Version II scraps the horns and is a few measures shorter.
I’ve only prepared an mp3 recording for this version. No parts. Lekha Dodi II (which is the same song but without horns) does have sheet music. If you’re absolutely in love with and want to use the horns, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Beloved, come to meet the bride; beloved, come to greet Shabbat. “Keep” and “Remember” in a single word, the Unique God caused us to hear. The Eternal is One, God’s name is One, for fame and glory and praise. Come with me to greet Shabbat, for she is a fountain of blessing! She flows from the first to the last – last to be created, the first in intention. Arise! Leave from the midst of the turmoil; long enough have you sat in the valley of tears and God will take great pity upon you compassionately. Arouse yourself! Rise and shine, for your light has come! Awake, awake, break out in song! God’s glory has dawned upon you! Do not be embarrassed! Do not be ashamed! Why be downcast? Why groan? All my afflicted people will find refuge within you and the city shall be rebuilt on her hill. Enter in peace, O crown of your husband, in joy and gladness enter the midst of your treasured people! Come, O bride! Come, O bride!
released May 20, 2020
Music and arrangement: Billy Dreskin
Keyboards and computer programming: Billy Dreskin
Vocals: A Joyful Noise Ensemble (Woodlands Community Temple, White Plains, NY)
Words by Rabbi Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz (16th cen Spain and Israel)
Sound engineering by Larry Alexander (Studio “L,” Congers NY)
A Joyful Noise” Singers …
Rabbi Vicki Armour-Hileman
Cantor Ellen Dreskin
Rabbi Billy Dreskin
Rabbi Maya Glasser
Cantor Jonathan Gordon
special thanks to …
Rabbi Danny Price
Woodlands Community Temple