L’cha Dodi – Day 17

17 Elul 5774
By Cantor David Reinwald
Funny enough, I wouldn’t really consider myself a composer. I kind of just find myself in these moments of divine inspiration where the melody comes free-flowing, and there I am, once again, on this road to making music. It is not something that I can ever force myself to do. I actually had not created any new songs of my own for over four years when I found myself just totally moved a little over a month ago and created this. And, so I’m excited to share with you my newest musical setting – one for the Kabbalat Shabbat (evening) prayer of L’cha Dodi, which we sing as we welcome the figurative bride of Shabbat.

One Response to L’cha Dodi – Day 17

  1. Rise' Kirbo September 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    David, I can relate to those “moments” and how it’s impossible to force. It seems the more I try the more elusive it becomes. Then something just bubbles to the surface. Like magic. It becomes its own trajectory and fuels itself. My car is filled with your composition and voice today, reminding me that the “figurative bride of Shabbat” is almost here. Thank you for sharing!