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Gad Abrahami

gadiav@internet.net.il

Gad Avrahami was born in kibbutz Shamir, Israel in 1952. He studied composition with Prof. Leon Schidlowsky at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv, where he received his MA degree in 1987. During his study he won several awards.

His orchestral, choral and chamber music was performed in Israel, Holland, Germany, Scotland, Turkey and Hong Kong. His music was also broadcasted in those countries, and was recorded on CDs. His Trio No. 2 for bass clarinet, cello and piano was performed at the ISCM World Music Days Hong Kong 2002. His Resurrection for mixed choir, bass clarinet & 3 percussion players, to a poem by Yehuda Amichai, was performed in Holland in 2002 at several concerts. In 2005 he received the Prime Minister award for composers in Israel.

Avrahami’s music is influenced by Alban Berg and Olivier Messiaen. In his music he strives to contend with the atonal heritage, but in a clearer melodic and harmonic manner. He combines it with literal techniques of 'mixing times', 'close ups' and with elements from jazz.

Compositions:
TitleCategoriesSerialSamples 
Chamber Music, for orchestra
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Symphony Orchestra3620
Concertino Grosso In Four Movements, for wind orchestra & soloists (fl, cl, bn,bcl) Voice and Orchestra, Wind Orchestra895
Crossed Over the City Like a Giant Bird, for guitar & string quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet, Solo instrument + ensemble1257
Dialogue, for Viola & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3623
For All The Trees, for soprano, alt-recorder & cembalo, 2000 Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Voice and ensemble3622
Haluka, for mezzosopran solo Solo, Solo voice(s), Vocal1261
Intermezzo, for 3 Trumpets in Bb Chamber Music / Ensemble4065b
Intermezzo, for 3 Trumpets in C Chamber Music / Ensemble4065a
Mit einenEpisode, for violin solo Solo2354
Music for Eight Instruments Chamber Music / Ensemble4035
Piano Trio No. 1 Chamber Music / Ensemble502
Poem, for harp & woodwind quintet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo instrument + ensemble, Wind Quintet1420
Resurrection, for mixed choir, bass clarinet & 3 percussionists
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Choir3149
Serenade, for guitar & strings
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Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra3151
Sextet No. 1, for horn, trombone, two percussionists, harp & amplified double-bass Chamber Music / Ensemble733
Sextet No. 2, for flute, bassoon, horn, percussion, piano & double-bass Chamber Music / Ensemble3621
Shdemati, for Mixed Choir and Percussion Choir, Vocal4061
Song, for Flute & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4063
Song, for flute & strings
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Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra3353
Spots of Light, for Children/Women’s Choir, Oboe (English Horn) Harp & Percussion Chamber Music / Ensemble, Choir4062
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