#4 Vayera (Maqam Nawa)
Maqam - a set of notes, with traditions that define the relationship between them, their patterns and expression. A musical mode. The Maqamat (plural) are patient, inwardly drawn, they are roomy enough for poetry. We worked the concept of the give-and-take between poetry and music.
I will bless you and increase you as the earth
as the sands of the seashore as the sea,
look at the algae now
and the horseflies buzzing over your face.
I will make you as great as the horseflies as the algae
look up now to the sky you will be as great as the stars
as the darkness you will be as great as the darkness.
The sand the sea the stars
the mud the mud the dark the green
the sticky stuff on the surf the horseflies
the early rains and the later rains
The mud the mud the green the sand the dark
And G*d appeared to Abraham
Vayeira eilav hashem
C D E flat F sharp G