Adonai malakh mode

Adonai malakh mode on C.[1]  Play 
Adonai malakh mode on D.

In music, the Adonai malakh scale is a musical mode used in Jewish music.

"Adonai malakh" ("God is King"), a line from Psalm 93, is set using the Adonai malakh scale at the close of the introduction to the Kabalat Shabat (Friday evening synagogue service).[2]

It may be constructed by lowering the submediant of the mixolydian mode.[3]

It adds flats as it goes higher, and its pitch set is similar to the Persian Dastgāh-e Māhur and Russian Obikhod scale.

See also


  1. Gottlieb, Jack (2004). Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish, p.11. ISBN 9780844411309.
  2. Gottlieb (2004), p.122.
  3. Pollack, Howard (2006). George Gershwin: His Life and Work, p.46. ISBN 978-0-520-24864-9.

Further reading

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 2/23/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.