April 25th, 2010

torah

Technical torah-reading question

Yesterday I noticed that Lev 17:5 contained a passage using zarka-zarka-segol (ignoring the fourth-level te'amim of munach and mercha). I was really surprised by this, since I always thought a zarka had to be followed directly by a segol (again disregarding munach and mercha). I would have expected the first zarka to be a revia instead. I'm wondering if this sequence is unique and if anyone has written about it. Collapse )
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KabShab is complete!!!

I just finished my editing pass on L'cha Dodi, the longest of the movements of my setting of Kabbalat Shabbat. I have generated all the PDFs and MP3s, including all sixty part-prominent rehearsal MP3s.

I hereby declare the composition phase of this project complete! I have finished one of my open projects! D'you hear me? IT'S DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next up: Recording a sestet; I have most of the singers lined up for that and intend for it to happen in June.