#9 Vayesheb (Maqam Nahawand)
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 dreamed a dream
we were walking through a field
then we were alone in a small valley
a true emek
it was beautiful just like in the story
all the flowers brightly colored.
It was just as it is supposed to be
the deep significance of events clarified in the dream
just as Rashi the poet predicted
the events released their deep significance
just as Rashi described them
only in color
The story opened to me like a flower
a field of stories
I’ll tell it to you again if you like --
the whole story.
Va-yish-lachei-hu mei-emek Hevron