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Moshe Laufer: Chabad – New Single “Emosai”

by yossi June 01, 2011

50 musicians, 3 years of work, 4 singers and dozens of vocal and Kids choir. This summarizes one of the most spectacular musical projects in Jewish music. Entitles, “Chabad with Moshe Laufer”, the new album which its producers describe as “unprecedented”.
Produced by Levi Tubul, the new disk is set to be released for Shavous.
The album takes Moshe Laufer back to his early days, 30 years ago, when he produced his first Chabad music CD. Laufer is a legendary composer, conductor and arranger, who recently was the recipient of the prestigious ACUM music award. In this latest work, he presents a up-till-now unsuccessful endeavor, bringing together the sound of modern music and Chabad’s authenticity and sensitive touch, creating a fusion in which neither end is jeopardized.
“He wanted to create an album that could introduce the new sound of music into Chabad music, without compromising the perfection of the notes,” said a source involved in the production.
The album features four Chabad singers including Shlomo Simcha and Mendy Jerufi. Newcomers Shmulik Listvand, brother of the famous Ami, and Menachem Levy are also featured on the album in addition to Nachman Seltzer’s Shira Chadasha Boys Choir.
The last ends are being tied together, ahead of the album’s release. In the final masterpiece, which was produced jointly by the finest musicians, is conducted by Eli (Ilya) Lishinsky.

With the album so near to being released, the producers release the single “Emosai Ko’osi Mar”, performed by Shlomo Simcha and the “Shira Chadasha Boys Choir.” This song became an anthem spreading Chabad worldwide.

The origin of the melody is from Yerushalmi. Words based on the word from the sefer “Keter Shem Tov”, it discusses how Melech Hamoshiach responds to the Baal Shem Tov’s question of Emosai Ko’osi Mar. Melech Hamoshiach responds Lechsheyafutzu Maynosecha Chutza.

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