Psalms 104 sung in ancient Hebrew | ברכי נפשי את ה' – תהלים קד



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מתוך האלבום ״יאמה״, אנסמבל יאמה 2011
from album “Yamma”, 2011

lyrics: 𝑷𝒔𝒂𝒍𝒎 104 (𝑪𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒆 𝑷𝒔𝒂𝒍𝒎)
composition: 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑱𝒆𝒘𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒃𝒂𝒃𝒚𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒂𝒏
arrangement: 𝒀𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒆 (𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏) 𝑫𝒓𝒐𝒓

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul, Psalm 104 performed by Yamma ensemble

𝑻𝒂𝒍𝒚𝒂 𝑮.𝑨 𝑺𝒐𝒍𝒂𝒏 – lead vocals
𝑺𝒆𝒇𝒊 𝑨𝒔𝒇𝒖𝒓𝒊 – strings instruments (oud)
𝒀𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒆 𝑫𝒓𝒐𝒓 – wind instruments (ney, clarinet)
𝑨𝒗𝒊𝒂𝒅 𝑩𝒆𝒏 𝒀𝒆𝒉𝒖𝒅𝒂 – percussion (darbuka)
𝑨𝒗𝒓𝒊 𝑩𝒐𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒗 – double bass & mix
𝑬𝒗𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒚 𝑲𝒓𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒌 – sound technician
Recorded live at Poopik Studio, Tel Aviv 2012
filmed and edited by 𝑳𝒂𝒉𝒂𝒗 𝑳𝒆𝒗𝒊
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ברכי נפשי את ה׳
מילים: תהלים ק״ד
לחן: מסורתי, יהדות עיראק
עיבוד: יוני דרור
מיקס: אברי בורוכוב

טליה ג. סולאן – שירה
ספי עספורי – כלי מיתר
יוני דרור – כלי נשיפה
אביעד בן יהודה – כלי הקשה
אברי בורוכוב — קונטרבס
יבגני קרוליק – סאונד
הוקלט באולפני פופיק, 2012
צילום ועריכה: להב לוי

בָּרְכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת ה’. ה’ אֱלהַי גָּדַלְתָּ מְּאד. הוד וְהָדָר לָבַשְׁתָּ:
עטֶה אור כַּשַּׂלְמָה. נוטֶה שָׁמַיִם כַּיְרִיעָה:
הַמְקָרֶה בַמַּיִם עֲלִיּותָיו. הַשָּׂם עָבִים רְכוּבו. הַמְהַלֵּךְ עַל כַּנְפֵי רוּחַ:
עשֶׂה מַלְאָכָיו רוּחות. מְשָׁרְתָיו אֵשׁ להֵט:
יָסַד אֶרֶץ עַל מְכונֶיהָ. בַּל תִּמּוט עולָם וָעֶד:

The 104th Psalm has long been known as the “Creation Psalm.”
it presents a poem about the creation of the world.
One of the longer psalms, it is traditionally divided into 35 verses.

L͇y͇r͇i͇c͇s͇
𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘪 𝘯𝘢𝘧𝘴𝘩𝘪 𝘦𝘵 𝘈𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘺 – 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘰𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭
𝘈𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘺 𝘌𝘭𝘰𝘩𝘢𝘺 𝘨𝘢𝘥𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘥 – 𝘖 𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵
𝘩𝘰𝘥 𝘷𝘦’𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘢𝘳 𝘭𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘵𝘢 – 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘫𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘺
𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘩 𝘰𝘳 𝘬𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘢 – 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵;
𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘩 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘬𝘢𝘺𝘳𝘪𝘢 – 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯
𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘬𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘢’𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘺𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘷 – 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴
𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘮 𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘮 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘷𝘰 – 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘵
𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘭 𝘬𝘢𝘯𝘧𝘦𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 – 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘩 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘥
𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘩 𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘷 𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘩𝘦 – 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘴
𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘷 𝘢𝘴𝘩 𝘭𝘰𝘩𝘦𝘵 – 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳
𝘺𝘢𝘴𝘢𝘥 𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘻 𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘩𝘢 – 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩
𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘰𝘵 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘮 𝘢’𝘦𝘥 – 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳.

גלגולו של פיוט יהודי עיראקי- תהלים ק״ד- ברכי נפשי את ה׳

Psalm 104 is the most viewed traditional Jewish chant (played live) on YouTube.
It is from the Book of Psalms of the Bible and is understood to be a hymn of creation, in all the fulness wherein God has created it – it speaks of animals, plants, waters, skies, etc.
This rare Psalm was first recorded in 2011 for Yamma’s first album.
The live video was recorded a year after in 2012.

𝑻͇𝒉͇𝒆͇ 𝒂͇𝒓͇𝒓͇𝒂͇𝒏͇𝒈͇𝒆͇𝒎͇𝒆͇𝒏͇𝒕͇ 𝒂͇𝒏͇𝒅͇ 𝒄͇𝒓͇𝒆͇𝒂͇𝒕͇𝒊͇𝒐͇𝒏͇ 𝒑͇𝒓͇𝒐͇𝒄͇𝒆͇𝒔͇𝒔͇
Yonnie Dror, who plays the wind instruments in Yamma found this magical chant in an old book of Jewish chants.The Jerusalem Babylonian version, in which frequent changes occur in rhythm, caught his ear, intrigued him to explore and learn deeply this unique ancient psalm which originated in the Jewish community of Iraq. (Yonnie’s father immigrated to Jerusalem from Iraq during the 50s).
Yonnie wrote a full arrangement for the five-member ensemble. The group has recorded the psalm and set it free from the old book to the global online net. The hymn became a YouTube hit, just before falling into oblivion.

The beautiful performance received high attention and a warm embrace. millions of views and thousands of exciting comments from countless listeners and numerous music lovers from all religions and cultures.

𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑷𝒔𝒂𝒍𝒎 104
The melody of this song is traditional by the community of Babylonian Jews.
it was passed down from generation to generation through the history of prayers in the synagogues. The frequent changes in rhythm and other signs proves the composition is based on the oral praying text of prayers in synagogues. The core of this music was the text, reading the Psalm.
In this link a Jewish Iraqi cantor who sings this prayer in the original way without music – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr5IDbj9Rj8
The arrangement of the ensemble tries to give the same historical and ancient feeling
(using ancient instruments) and at the same time bring a touch of our contemporary times

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