The wedding ceremony (chupah) and funeral (levaya) with its shivah-week of mourning are important occasions in the life cycle. Below you find sheetmusic and recordings of both ceremonies.
Wedding – chupah
Texts of the chupah are written in a special booklet for these occasions and in the LJG-siddur (pp. 580-585). The text of Simeni chachotam (Shir Hashirim – Song of Songs 8:6-7) can only be found in the chupah-booklet (pp. 8-9).
Baruch Haba pdf
Adonai shomrecha – Mi adir pdf
Mi adir (end by P. Gorin) pdf
Erusin, 1st cup pdf
Simeni chachotam al libecha pdf
Sjeva berachot by H. Bloemendal pdf
Alternative version Asher bara sason pdf
CvU = Chaim van Unen
GN = Gilad Nezer
Sjeva berachot version Gorin complete CvU mp3
Sjeva berachot 1st beracha CvU mp3
Sjeva berachot 2nd beracha CvU mp3
Sjeva berachot 3rd beracha CvU mp3
Sjeva berachot 4th beracha CvU mp3
Sjeva berachot 5th beracha CvU mp3
Sjeva berachot 6th beracha CvU mp3
Sjeva berachot 7th beracha CvU mp3
Sjeva berachot version Bloemendal complete GN mp3
Sjeva berachot beracha 1 GN mp3
Sjeva berachot beracha 2 GN mp3
Sjeva berachot beracha 3 GN mp3
Sjeva berachot beracha 4 GN mp3
Sjeva berachot beracha 5 GN mp3
Sjeva berachot beracha 6 GN mp3
Sjeva berachot beracha 7 GN mp3
Funeral – shiva
CU = chazan Chaim van Unen
PG = chazan Paul Gorin
ES = chazan Eli Schleifer
El male rachamim for a man mp3 – CU
See text in book ‘Beartsot Hachajiem’ or p. 616 LJG-siddur.
El male rachamim in Yizkor service PG mp3 – PG
See text p. 354 in LJG-machzor for the High Holidays.
At the end of a funeral (‘mitzwa’) in Spanish-Portuguese (West-Sefardic) congregations ‘lavadores’ (members of the chevrah kadisha) walk seven hakafot around the coffin. During these hakafot texts are recited, which you can listen below. These texts are written in the Spanish-Portuguese siddurim. The recordings are sung by Halfon Benarroch, senior chazan of Bevis Marks Synagogue in London.
NB. The melody starts halfway the text. The first part is sung in the same way as in the following hakafot.