Albums

The Hidden One: Jewish Mystical Songs

by Richard Kaplan

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A wide-ranging collection of contemplative, devotional, meditative and healing songs for spiritual practice and pure enjoyment–songs from Greece, Turkey, Spain, Eastern Europe and Inner Asia. Vocalist and Cantor Richard Kaplan is accompanied by an ensemble of stellar musicians. A 24-page booklet is included with song descriptions and lyrics.

“The Hidden One” is now available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/richardkaplan2


Life of the Worlds: Journeys in Jewish Sacred Music

by Richard Kaplan

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A remarkable collection of vocal performances of Jewish Sacred Music from the Middle East, Andalusia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia – songs of exultation, longing, love, and Divine immanence – accompanied by an ensemble of masterful musicians. The 32-page booklet includes song descriptions; all texts are provided in transliteration, English translation, and in Hebrew or Yiddish. [review of album from Journal of Synagogue Music 2010]

Music Samples (if you do not see a music player you need to install Adobe Flash):

Modeh Ani 

Eyn Keloheynu 

Bati Legani 

Niggun of the Alter Rebbe 

Sephardi Yerushalmi Khatsi Kaddish 


Tuning The Soul: Worlds of Jewish Sacred Music
by Richard Kaplan and Michael Ziegler

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Vocal performances of a host of under-exposed gems from around the Jewish world – Middle Eastern songs, Andalusian melodies, Chasidic nigguns, and original Hebrew chants accompanied by a full ensemble of instrumentalists. A 20-page booklet with background on all the songs is included.

Music Samples (if you do not see a music player you need to install Adobe Flash):

Ki Eshmerah Shabbat 

Hallelu Avdei Adonai 

Anna Bekorenu 

Lecha Dodi 


“Life of the Worlds” and “Tuning the Soul” are available at CD Baby and at Amazon (search “Richard Kaplan” through this TBA link to Amazon).


Hazzan Kaplan’s website: http://www.kaplanmusic.com