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Mountain So Fair: Folk Songs of Israel

Hillel and Aviva
Mountain So Fair: Folk Songs of Israel

The 14 tracks on this album feature Hebrew pastoral songs about shepherds and their flocks, cool rivers, night sounds from the hills, and communal rejoicing. Aviva accompanies herself on the Miriam drum, made of goatskin stretched over a clay jar. Hillel joins her in song and performs solos on the chalil, a pipe he made from a Jordanian reed. Liner notes include song lyrics for eight of the songs translated into English along with Hebrew transliterations.

Track Listing

101
El Hamayan Hillel and Aviva 3:49
102
Shirat Sadeh Hillel and Aviva 2:25
103
Agada Hillel and Aviva 1:47
104
Shaon Metaktet Hillel and Aviva 1:23
105
Ali Ber Hillel and Aviva 1:42
106
Li Chamor Hillel and Aviva 1:28
107
Shechora Ani Hillel and Aviva 2:59
201
The Opening to the Omer Hillel and Aviva 1:31
202
Leyad Hanachal Hillel and Aviva 2:20
203
Od Nagia Hillel and Aviva 2:32
204
Aley Givah Hillel and Aviva 2:02
205
Hitbaser Roeh Chaviv Hillel and Aviva 2:13
206
Hatsavoa Hillel and Aviva 2:00
207
Bokrey Lachish Hillel and Aviva 2:50

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