Program Note

The Soul Descends (הנשמה יורדת) is an adaptation of an ancient Hassidic Niggun (chant), one of the very few Nigguns with actual words. I first heard it from Andre Hajdu during one of the sessions with Ha’Oman Hai Ensemble and fell in love with the melody, which appeared since in a number of my works, most prominently in Cokboy, for actor and orchestra.
The present version is a special arrangement of the Niggun commissioned by and dedicated to the Israeli Siren Ensemble and its conductor, Shosh Lagil.


Siren Ensemble, cond. Shosh Lagil