Producer Israel Bergman presents the second single video-clip from the album series “Shabbat Hamalka”, to melodies by composer Meir Martin Widerker of Germany:
This time, cantor Netanel Ilovitsky, a young and talented cantor with virtuoso vocal qualities, was chosen for the performance of “K’vodo”.
The melody, to words from the “K’dusha” (sanctity) part of the Mussaf prayer were written by composer Meir Martin Widerker, influenced by the synagogal liturgical tradition and combining some lively rhythmic motifs. Due to the character of this melody, a specially complex arrangement was written which demands an outstanding vocal performance ability, and for this reason, the producer together with the arranger Menachem Bristowski have chosen the young cantor Netanel Ilovitsky. The result is a heavenly and harmonious musical and vocal arrangement.
The sounds and tones accompanying “K’vodo” seem to come from another world and not without reason. Firstly, the strange sound of a squeaking chair which occurred when, after the recording session of the drum set track for the song, drummer Avi Avidani demonstrated a certain rhythm while sitting on my chair. The chair squeaked in accordance with the rhythm, and upon hearing that, the producer was so enthusiastic that the aforementioned chair was respectfully brought into the studio and the squeak was recorded (not to be missed after 3:22 minutes). Last but not least, the conclusion of the song where you can hear Ilovitsky climb with his voice up to the high E, a very seldom occurrence in itself.
“K’vodo” is presented here with a video-clip which was filmed at the synagogue as well as at the recording studio, and will introduce you to the authentic and solemn atmosphere of the song.
Composer: Meir Martin Widerker
Guest cantor: Netanel Ilovitsky
Musical arrangement: Menachem Bristowski
Musical production: Israel Bergman