Mordechai Seter: Midnight Vigil; String Quartet No. 1. Capriccio Records 10368.
The Midnight String Quartet were an easy listening chamber music quartet, consisting of two violins, a viola, and a cello, made up of students (at the time) or graduates from the University of Southern California. They played covers and standards over several albums from 1966 to the early seventies, supplemented by a professional rhythm section, often including bass, drums and guitar and sometimes piano and harpsichord.
Mordecai Seter (Novorossyisk, 1916 – Tel-Aviv, 1994, immigrated to Palestine in 1926) received the Israel Prize in 1965 for his Midnight Vigil (Tikkun Hatzot), an oratorio for tenor, three choirs and orchestra depicting the redemption of the Jewish people. This oratorio has been considered since its premiere in 1961 as an Israeli masterpiece. Midnight Vigil, performed in celebratory occasions, was chosen to conclude the first Israeli Music Celebration (September 1998; an annual festival since).
1. Notre Seigneur en Pauvre. Saint John String Quartet. Zeneszerzők: Ernest Macmillan. 04. No. 2. A Saint Malo. III. Lament (Yoshev B' seter).
String Quartet N. in G minor. Quatuor à cordes; Streichquartett g-Moll; 弦楽四重奏曲; String Quartet No. 1; Strykekvartett i g-moll. Streichquartett Nr. 1; 1. Streichquartett; String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27. Authorities.
Midnight Vigil; String Quartet No. 1 (1958–1961). The Legend of Judith, a ballet commissioned for Martha Graham (1962). Jephtah's Daughter (1965). Avi Ostrowsky - is a music director originally from Israel. He studied with Gary Bertini and Mordechai Seter in the Rubin Academy of Tel Aviv. He then studied with Hans Swarowsky in the Music Academy of Vienna and with Franco Ferrara in Italy.
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After Midnight Vigil, Seter consistently used modes and scales of at least twelve notes, which subsumed the borrowed materials but retained their essence. At first, as in the ballet Judith (1962–63), commissioned by Martha Graham (as was the later Part Real, Part Dream ), his modes took the form of twelve-tone rows and their treatment that of serial technique, though without transposition and with emphasis on certain pitches to create at times a sense of tonal center. Seter's Midnight Vigil is regarded as one of the most important Israeli works, and was paired with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's Millennium Festival program of 1 January 2000. Elegy for clarinet or viola with piano or string quartet (1954). Chaconne and Scherzo for piano (1956). Yemenite Diwan for orchestra or chamber orchestra (1957).
CreditsBenjamin Bernfeld - Art Supervisor, Engineer
Gary Bertini - Conductor
Cameran Singers - Choir/Chorus
Aaron Charloff - Choir Master
William Y. Elias - Liner Notes
Hakihbutz Ha'Artzi Choir - Choir/Chorus
Avner Itai - Choir Master
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra
Peter Kunze - Liner Note Translation
Jacob Mittelmann - Libretto Translation
Rinat National Choir - Choir/Chorus
Stanley Sperber - Choir Master
Mordecai Tabib - Librettist
Tel Aviv String Quartet - String Quartet
Mira Zakai - Alto (Vocals), Contralto (Vocal), Narrator
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