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Jewish Choral Music for Men's Voices (TTBB)
by Michael Reid Winikoff

The alternate men's-voice versions of these pieces are designed in part to accommodate the customs and traditions of the Orthodox Jewish community.  One hopes for the time, in the context of those traditions, when the vocal and musical training of boy sopranos and altos will reach a level in that community to permit performance of mixed-voice (SATB) music by men and boys.  Until such time, these men's-voice versions are the practical alternative. 

In performing these arrangements, it is essential that close attention be paid to specific dynamic (volume) markings from one voice part to another.  This is necessitated by the acoustic realities of the overall TTBB sonority, which lacks the broad range and contrast in tambour that naturally exists between treble and adult male voices, making it much thicker and denser.  Therefore, melodic lines  must be more carefully brought out through differentiated dynamics.

Not included on this list of published TTBB versions is Adon Olam, which may be adapted to men's voices.


ALEINU "HAGADOL"
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ANA TAVO
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EIL MELECH YOSHEIV
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HASHKIVEINU (1989)
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HASHKIVEINU Night Prayer
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HAYOM T'AMTZEINU
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HATZI KADDISH - HH Musaf
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MA-OZ TZUR
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PRAYER FOR THE STATE OF ISRAEL
T'filah Lishlom M'dinat Yisrael

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PSALM 29 (Mizmor L'David)
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SHALOM RAV ("Grant Peace")
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UN'TA-NE TOKEF
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V'AL Y'DEI Zichronot
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V'SHAMRU Motet
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V'SHAMRU (duet/choir/cong.)
May be sung as Duet (TB)
and Choir (TB or TTBB)
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YIGDAL for the Days of Awe
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YISM'CHU
2 Parts (soli, tutti, or both)
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(Men's - Choir Only)
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(Men's Soli with Choir)