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Hebrew Folk Songs

Hebrew Folk Songs

Mark Olf (1905–1987) was a composer and singer of Yiddish and Hebrew songs who emigrated to the U.S. from Russia with his family when he was young. He performed around the country and taught music at the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side, Queens College (CUNY), and the University of Rhode Island. On this recording--one of four he made for Folkways Records--he sings songs of the modern reestablishment of the State of Israel, reflecting a sense of discovery and the enthusiastic development and defense of the new nation, born just nine years prior to this recording. Liner notes provide English translations, English transliterations of the Hebrew, and the original Hebrew texts.

RELATED LESSON PLAN
"Israeli Song and Dance for Middle or High School Ensembles"


Track Listing

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Hava Netse B'Machol Mark Olf 1:55
102
Lo Vayom Velo Valayia Mark Olf 2:09
103
Kinneret Mark Olf 2:50
104
Boom Da Li Da Mark Olf 1:35
105
Gizrateh Mark Olf 3:11
106
Tzena Tzena Mark Olf 1:39
201
Kooma Echa Mark Olf 1:40
202
Gilu Hagalilim Mark Olf 1:43
203
Shir Hapalmach Mark Olf 1:59
204
Shir Hahagana Mark Olf 2:39
205
Achshav Mark Olf 1:42
206
Im Hoopalnoo Mark Olf 1:39
207
Im Baarazim Mark Olf 2:08

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