Hazzanut & recordings
Purim - Megilat Esther recordings by Ben Sion Maimon
Pesah - Seder Recordings by David Maimon and Mo Azose
Rosh Hashanah - The Jewish New Year
Shabbat and Weekday Tefillah
Our community has recorded and documented much of its distinguished and unique Ottoman-Turkish liturgy. Listen to Sephardic Hazzanut recordings from holidays, Shabbat, and weekday services, which we still practice today and teach to the next generation growing up in the SBH community.
This section consists of excerpts from the prayers recited during services in various traditional Makam (plural, Makamim), a distinct series of notes, or mode, characteristic of the ancient music of Turkey from where the synagogue’s roots are founded.
Featured are some of the greatest compositions by Sephardic scholars of the Middle Ages who were not only master rhetoricians with biblical and rabbinic texts, but also master composers of poetry as well, whose messages through poetry and music are timeless.
The sound and music provided here comprises the Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation liturgy, biblical recitations, and its cultural music stemming from its Turkish origins, specifically for various Jewish holidays. Also provided here are selected poetry chanted on various holidays throughout the Jewish calendar and composed by some of the greatest Sephardic scholars and composers of the middle ages.