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Akiva,Sephardic Anthology of Piyutim

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Daniel Akiva
Sephardic Anthology of Piyutim
for clarinet and guitar
clarinet edited with special fingerings by Guy Yehuda

42 miniatures

Sephardic Anthology of Piyutim for Clarinet and Guitar is a fabric of 42 short pieces based on prayers and piyutim that Daniel collected and researched over many years. He learned the basis of this tradition from his father, the paytan Yitzhak Akiva. Daniel also participated in various projects of the Israel Broadcast Authority in the field of Sephardic (Spanish) Jewish music, served as chazzan (cantor) in his community, and two years ago participated in the "Illumination: Early Jewish Italian Spiritual Music" project produced by Ayela Seidelman and Bari Moscovitz.

The anthology for clarinet and guitar is part of a large project which includes recordings of the original piyutim on which these compositions are based with various artists and paytanim. The project includes piyutim of the Jerusalem and Haifa Sephardic traditions, medieval Italian tradition, and Moroccan tradition.

Sephardic - "Spanish." Jews descended from those expelled from Spain in 1492 and their traditions.
Piyut (pl. piyutim) - liturgical poems
Paytan (pl. paytanim) - a singer or composer of piyutim.

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Daniel Akiva is a composer, performer, and educator whose performances on guitar and lute have earned international acclaim. Mr. Akiva graduated from the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem in 1981, where he studied classical guitar with Haim Asulin and composition with Haim Alexander. In 1987 he completed his studies of lute with Jonathan Rubin and composition with Jean Ballisa at the Geneva Conservatorium in Switzerland. In 1986 he founded the Music Department at the WIZO High School for the Arts in Haifa which he headed for over thirty years. As part of his work at WIZO High School, he developed a method for teaching free improvisation which has been incorporated into the music program at the school. He also served as the Artistic Director of the Guitar Gems Festival from 2006-2018.

Mr. Akiva has performed in concerts as a guitarist and lutenist and given master classes in Israel, Europe, Russia, the United States, and Latin America. Daniel Akiva’s compositional output includes works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, choir, voice and guitar, piano, and chamber orchestra. His works have been recorded on twelve CDs, the latest of which, Malchut, was issued by OR-TAV in 2014. Akiva's work Psalms for guitar solo was awarded the ACUM prize for composition in 1990, and his string quartet Ciclos was awarded the ACUM prize for composition in 2002. In 2006 his CD Hope, recorded with Laurel Zucker (flute) and Ronit Widmann-Levy (soprano) was awarded the Amazon prize. In 2017 Akiva was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for composers in Israel.
A native of Haifa whose family has lived in Israel for over five hundred years, he was steeped in the Sephardic (Jewish-Spanish) tradition from his youth. A large part of his oeuvre has been devoted to a dialogue with the music of the Sephardic Jews. Daniel Akiva has also maintained a creative dialogue throughout the years with poets and writers Amnon Shemesh, Rivka Miriam, and Avner Perez.

The Sephardic Anthology of Piyutim for Clarinet and Guitar has been recorded by Prof. Guy Yehuda (Michigan State University), clarinet and Daniel Akiva, guitar in both audio and video formats. For more information, see the streaming networks and the YouTube channel of the composer.

92 pages, softcover

ISBN: 978-965-505-115-5

ISMN: 979-0-801801-40-1

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