Israel's Eurovision takes a Middle Eastern twist - watch

Te Deum, a song composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, a French composer of the Baroque era, has become popular as the Eurovision theme song.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 14, 2019 14:03
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 521. (photo credit: Yeugene/WikiCommons)

 
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The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra took a Middle Eastern twist on the Eurovision intro song on Sunday. Te Deum, a song composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, a French composer of the Baroque era, has become popular as the Eurovision theme song. 

 


When the philharmonic introduced their version, they played the song, but with a surprise, giving the song a Middle Eastern and klezmer flavor. The orchestra also included the use of Daraboukas, a goblet shaped drum often used in Middle Eastern and North African music. The Israeli arrangement was written by Lior Ronen and the idea was original conceived by Jonathan Hadas, a clarinetist in the orchestra.
  

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