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Shepherd and Other Folk Songs of Israel

Hillel and Aviva
Shepherd and Other Folk Songs of Israel

Recorded in the early 1950s, this album features a dozen vocal and instrumental Israeli folk songs performed by the duo of Hillel and Aviva. A number of the songs in this collection were written by Matityahu Shelem, a 20th-century Israeli composer of Polish birth whose early songs reflected and celebrated life in the kibbutz. The liner notes provide background information about each song, with song lyrics in English and Hebrew.

Track Listing

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Shomer Ma Mileil (The Keeper of the Flock sings) Hillel and Aviva 2:39
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102
Rikud-Hakotzrim (Reaper's Dance) Hillel and Aviva 1:21
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103
Shir-Aviv (Spring Song) Hillel and Aviva 1:12
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104
Moladeti (This Is My Land) Hillel and Aviva 2:26
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105
Debka (Dance) Hillel and Aviva 1:44
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106
Bein-Harim (Between the Mountains) Hillel and Aviva 1:08
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107
Bein-Arbaim (Twilight) Hillel and Aviva 2:49
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201
Gmalim-Vaadarim (Camels and Flock) Hillel and Aviva 2:06
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202
Rikud-Roim (Shepherd Dance) Hillel and Aviva 2:38
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203
Tziltzelu-Metzilot (Shepherd's Lament) Hillel and Aviva 4:14
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204
Shim 'U-Shochnei-Ohalim (Listen Tent Dwellers)/ Pashtu-Kvasim (Pastures of Sheep) Hillel and Aviva 3:11
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205
Khalil-Roim (Shepherd's Tune) Hillel and Aviva 2:21
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