Gad Abrahami

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.
gadiav@internet.net.il

Compositions

TitleCategoriesSerial  
Chamber Music, for orchestra
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Symphony Orchestra3620 Details
Concertino Grosso In Four Movements, for wind orchestra & soloists (fl, cl, bn,bcl) Voice and Orchestra, Wind Orchestra895 Details
Crossed Over the City Like a Giant Bird, for guitar & string quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet, Solo instrument + ensemble1257 Details
Delight, for Girls’ Choir, Clarinet, Percussion, Violin, Viola & Cello Choir4064 Click to View Details
Dialogue, for Viola & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3623 Details
For All The Trees, for soprano, alt-recorder & cembalo, 2000 Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Voice and ensemble3622 Details
Intermezzo, for 3 Trumpets in Bb Chamber Music / Ensemble4065b Click to View Details
Intermezzo, for 3 Trumpets in C Chamber Music / Ensemble4065a Click to View Details
Monologue(s) No. 1, for Cello Solo
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Solo4237 Click to View  MP3 Details
Monologue(s) No. 2, for Guitar Solo
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Solo4238 Click to View  MP3 Details
Monologue(s) no. 3, for Trombone Solo Solo4246 Click to View Details
Music for Eight Instruments Chamber Music / Ensemble4035 Click to View Details
Piano Trio No. 1 Chamber Music / Ensemble502 Details
Poem, for harp & woodwind quintet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo instrument + ensemble, Wind Quintet1420 Details
Resurrection, for mixed choir, bass clarinet & 3 percussionists
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Choir3149 Details
Serenade, for guitar & strings
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Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra3151 Details
Sextet No. 1, for horn, trombone, two percussionists, harp & amplified double-bass Chamber Music / Ensemble733 Details
Sextet No. 2, for flute, bassoon, horn, percussion, piano & double-bass Chamber Music / Ensemble3621 Details
Shdemati, for Mixed Choir and Percussion Choir, Vocal4061 Click to View Details
Song, for Flute & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4063 Click to View Details
Song, for flute & strings
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Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra3353 Details
Spots of Light, for Children/Women’s Choir, Oboe (English Horn) Harp & Percussion Chamber Music / Ensemble, Choir4062 Click to View Details
This, string quartet no. 2
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String Quartet3725 Details
Trio No.2, for flute, clarinet (doubling bass-clarinet) & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble503 Click to View Details
Trio No.3, for bass clarinet, cello & piano
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Chamber Music / Ensemble680 Details
Two-way Traffic, for an open ensemble & tape Chamber Music / Ensemble, Live electronics / tape2230 Details
Variations, for clarinet & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3150 Details