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Aleksandar S. Vujić - Jewish Diptych

Concert for double bass and orchesrtra

Jewish Diptych
(Concerto for double bass and orchestra
dedicated to Svetozar Vujic Borski,
composed by Aleksandar S. Vujic

   Aleksandar S. Vujic from 1980 to 87, was chief conductor of the oldest Jewish choir in the world. (Baruh Brothers Choir in Belgrade - Serbia). During his work with the choir A.S. Vujic in 1981 he organized the choir-evening concert premiere of "Old Jewish music". For this concert A.S. Vujic conducts research in various libraries and archives in Europe. Then he encountered a beautiful melodies of Sephardic liturgy and the vast collection of old Jewish chants in a collection Abraham Zvi Idlsona. So and he came up with the idea to compose choruses to these tunes. The first paragraph of the Jewish diptych is the main theme taken from the Sephardic chants the liturgy "Annenu, the Elohim of Avraham, Anène ..." which means, "Answer us, Father Abraham, we respond ..." At the same tune A.S. Vujic also composed four-voice mixed choir "Annenu".

            The second paragraph of the Jewish diptych titled "Had gad ya", which is an old tune of over 2000 years in the collection of Abraham Zvi Idlsona. It is a cheerful song that is sung at the table in the family circle during Passover (Passover - Seder night). At the same tune A.S. Vujic was composed for mixed choir and the composition is in Trento (Italy) at the international competition for choral composition from 120 submitted works placed in the judgment of the international jury at the second place.

            In 2001 A.S.Vujić composed with a dedication to Svetozar Vujic - Borski for his project "Classics of 20th century music for double bass", a project consisting of 8 concerts and recording a compact disc with the support of the Swiss Foundation for Culture "Pro Helvetia". In 2005 g on the occasion of 40 years artwork of A.S. Vujic arranged the first paragraph "Annenu" for contrabass and orchestra and the work was carried out with Nis Symphony Orchestra; Svetozar Vujic - Borski as a soloist and as conductor of the author.

             In 2015 on the fiftieth anniversary of artistic work A.S. Vujic and fiftieth birthday of Svetozar Vujic - Borski, A.S. Vujic was composed by "Jewish diptych" (Anène and Had gad ya) and work dedicated to Svetozar Vujic Borski, who is with the Symphony Orchestra of the Opera (National Theatre in Belgrade) under the baton of Stefan Zekic brought on 20. May in the great hall of NP the world premiere of the work.

Photos from Concert Orchestra
of the National Theatre -
No singing, please, May 20, 2015
Photos - Slobodan Bibić

Concert Orchestra of the National Theatre -
No singing, please, (Technical rehearsal),
May 20, 2015, photos - Slobodan Bibić

After the concert with my wife,
Rabbi Isak Asiel and friends

Jewish Diptych - different performances

Aleksandar S. Vujic:
Jewish Diptych

Concert for contrabas and orchestra

(piano version)

Svetozar Vujic Borski (double bass)

Dobrila Miljkovic (piano)

Concert, SKC 26.4.2016. Belgrade, Serbia, Europe

Aleksandar S. Vujic:
Jewish Diptych

Anennu (version for piano)

Svetozar Vujić Borski - double bass

Aleksandar S. Vujic:
Jewish Diptych
RTS1

Svetozar Vujić Borski - double bass

Andrijana Radivojević - piano

Anennu (A.S.Vujić)

A.S. Vujić - conductor

Svetozar Vujić Borski - bass

Niš's orchestra