The Golem

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
The Golem represents about half of Daniel Hoffman's full 90-minute score for the 1920 German expressionist film Der Golem, in which a clay statue is brought to life in order to protect the Jews of Warsaw from expulsion. Davka's background in Eastern European music and Jewish melody makes him a perfect fit for this new score. For this project, Davka's violin, cello, and percussion are augmented by the bassoon and clarinet of Paul Hanson. This is beautiful music that wholly succeeds on its own, without any tie to the film. It would be interesting to see the film with Davka's entire score, then to contrast it with the score composed by Gary Lucas and Walter Horn as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
The Golem represents about half of Daniel Hoffman's full 90-minute score for the 1920 German expressionist film Der Golem, in which a clay statue is brought to life in order to protect the Jews of Warsaw from expulsion. Davka's background in Eastern European music and Jewish melody makes him a perfect fit for this new score. For this project, Davka's violin, cello, and percussion are augmented by the bassoon and clarinet of Paul Hanson. This is beautiful music that wholly succeeds on its own, without any tie to the film. It would be interesting to see the film with Davka's entire score, then to contrast it with the score composed by Gary Lucas and Walter Horn as documented on Skeleton at the Feast. This music is highly recommended for folks who enjoy the Masada String Trio.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2003
  • Label: Tzadik
  • UPC: 702397718529
  • Catalog Number: 7185
  • Sales rank: 286,527

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Man of Clay (0:40)
  2. 2 Consulting the Stars (1:04)
  3. 3 Miriam's Theme (0:39)
  4. 4 Tsuris (0:47)
  5. 5 Reb Yehuda's Theme (1:15)
  6. 6 Slach Lanu (0:49)
  7. 7 Edict Decreed (0:40)
  8. 8 At Court (1:20)
  9. 9 The Book of Formation (0:57)
  10. 10 Florian's Theme (2:46)
  11. 11 Conjured in Mud (1:01)
  12. 12 Circling Sevens (1:32)
  13. 13 Flirting (0:53)
  14. 14 The Golem Rises (3:08)
  15. 15 Eshet Chayil (1:06)
  16. 16 Astaroth and Lavy's Dream (2:13)
  17. 17 The Oy of Creation (1:16)
  18. 18 My Man Clay (2:38)
  19. 19 Golem at Court (3:33)
  20. 20 Introduction to Destruction (3:02)
  21. 21 Franken Hora (1:29)
  22. 22 Moc Reprise & Lament (1:46)
  23. 23 Ghetto Freilach (1:48)
  24. 24 Mi Yemalel (1:02)
  25. 25 The Golem Rises Again (4:56)
  26. 26 Burning Ghetto (1:05)
  27. 27 Impossible Love (1:12)
  28. 28 Together Again (0:45)
  29. 29 Di Goyim (0:53)
  30. 30 Helliger Mackeral Hora (0:30)
  31. 31 Freedom is a Cruel Joke (0:58)
  32. 32 Moc Finale (0:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Davka Primary Artist, Ensemble
Paul Hanson Clarinet, Bassoon
Kevin Mummey Dumbek, Zarb
Daniel Hoffman Violin
Moses Sedler Cello
Technical Credits
John Zorn Executive Producer
Davka Composer, Producer, Audio Production, Additional Music
Daniel Hoffman Composer
John Greenham Mastering
Andy Moran Engineer
Carolina de Bartolo Logo
Barry Ebner Cover Art
Andre Moran Engineering
Carolina de Bartolo Logo Design
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