In the summer of 2013, at Genesis/BIMA at Brandeis University, I taught–with gratitude to a teacher of chasidic texts at a Tikkun Leil Shavu’ot I co-hosted with Sam and (now Rabbi) Rachel Zerin–the following source sheet that might feel out of context right now: available here.
Keywords: revelation, Besht, Ba’al Shem Tov, alphabet soup, authorship, chaos, randomness
The words of “Attah Adonai Magen Ba’adi” are by R’ Fradji Shawat, and the music below is by me.
Here are words, and here is sheet music.
A recording will come soon (God-willing.)
You can listen to a lot of new Jewish music I’ve recorded at jonahrankliturgy.bandcamp.com. The navigation that is necessary can lead you to music for Geshem, Tal, various piyyutim, an original Havdalah song, various standard Shabbat fare, and more!
Also, you can read (and even edit!) a lot of new sheet music in the Music –> Jewish Music –> Jewish Sheet Music part of this site.
Check out my new visual guide to putting on tefillin! (It’s the latest craze all the cool kids are discussing.)