Category: Blues Rock
The Sacrifice - Naomi Shemer - Naomi Shemer Sings Jerusalem Of Gold (Vinyl, LP)
Label: Capitol Records - SP-10510 • Series: Capitol International Series - SP-10510 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
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Naomi Shemer’s musical skill was evident during her childhood, when she began to lead community singing on her kibbutz. In Shemer wrote “Jerusalem of Gold” for the annual song festival. Since the first time “Jerusalem of Gold” was performed at the Song Festival it has been considered the best-loved Israeli song of all time.
Naomi Shemer (Hebrew: נעמי שמר ; July 13, – June 26, ) was a leading Israeli musician and songwriter, hailed as the "first lady of Israeli song and poetry." Her song "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav" ("Jerusalem of Gold") written in , became an unofficial second anthem after Israel won the Six-Day War that year and reunited Jerusalem.
Naomi Shemer wrote "Jerusalem of Gold" for the Israeli Song Festival (it was not in competition but had been commissioned by the Mayor, Teddy Kollek), held on 15 May , the night after Israel's nineteenth Independence Day. She chose the then-unknown Shuli Nathan to sing the song (who later became famous due to performing this beloved song).
Naomi Shemer’s “Jerusalem of Gold” is among the most beloved modern Hebrew songs. No other song so effectively celebrates the triumphant resolution of Jewish historical longing for Jerusalem.
Jerusalem of Gold" (Hebrew: ירושלים של זהב, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav) is an Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer. It is also the unofficial national anthem of .
Her official manuscript, now in the Naomi Shemer Archive at the National Library of Israel, was first reproduced in print by June 28, She apparently penned our nearly identical copy at the same time NAOMI SHEMER, Autograph Musical Manuscript Signed, "Jerusalem of Gold.
A few days before her death last June, songwriter, poet and Israel Prize laureate Naomi Shemer confessed to a friend that she had based the melody to her renowned song from , "Jerusalem of Gold," on a Basque lullaby.
Listen to Jerusalem of Gold by Naomi Shemer for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Listen to Jerusalem of Gold by Naomi Shemer for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Jerusalem of Gold, Al Kol Ele, Shir-Ha'Asavim and many more. Some of her songs are now considered and included in prayer books. View.