Shalom Aleichem Mal’achei Hashalom, (Shalom upon you, O ministering angels), Song, Op. 241 (1951)

Shalom Aleichem Malachei HashalomA historical recording from 1952:
Kol Zion Lagola Choir

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • Choir and Piano
  • Choir and Orchestra

Lyrics: Liturgical hymn

Duration: 3:25 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Shalom Aleichem Malachei Hashalom 1Synopsis:
“Shalom Aleichem Malachei Hashalom” is a Jewish hymn recited on Friday night before the Sabbath (Shabbat) meal.
The poem is based on the legend of the sages in the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbat.

The composition was dedicated to the Halevi Choral Society of Chicago for its 25th anniversary.

Lyrics: Shalom Aleichem Mal’achei Hashalom, (Shalom upon you, O ministering angels) – Liturgical

Translation:
Shalom upon you,
Shalom Aleichem Malachei Hashalom 2O ministering angels,
Angels of the Exalted One.

From the King who reigns over kings, the Holy One,
Blessed is He.

May your coming be for shalom,
O angels of shalom,
Angels of the Exalted One.

From the King Who reigns over kings, the Holy One,
Blessed is He.

Bless me for shalom,
O angels of shalom,
Angels of the Exalted One.

From the King Who reigns over kings, the Holy One,
Blessed is He.

May your departure be to shalom,
O angels of shalom,
Angels of the Exalted One.

From the King who reigns over kings, the Holy One,
Blessed is He.

Transliteration:
(from Hebrew)

Shalom Aleichem
Mal’achei hasharet
mal’achei elyon.

Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim
Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Bo’achem leshalom
Mal’achei hasharet
mal’achei elyon.

Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim
Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Bar’chuni leshalom
Mal’achei hasharet
mal’achei elyon.

Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim
Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Tzetchem leshalom
Mal’achei hasharet
mal’achei elyon.

4 Responses to Shalom Aleichem Mal’achei Hashalom, (Shalom upon you, O ministering angels), Song, Op. 241 (1951)
  1. Jonathan
    November 29, 2017 | 12:04 pm

    The melody of the song here is weird, it’s not the common one. The song is almost unrecognizable

    • Efrat Lavry
      December 2, 2017 | 11:27 am

      This composition is not an arrangement of any known tune, but rather an original one composed by Marc Lavry.

      I also apologize for the poor recording quality as this is the only one we were able to find. It’s a very old amateur recording.

  2. Joseph Ness
    February 13, 2020 | 1:08 pm

    Dear ML Heritage Society,

    I would LOVE to get copies of Marc Lavery’s choral music.
    Is there a way that you can send me that music. Of course I would pay!
    I love his music and have done the “Yeled Yeled Li Nitan” multiple times.
    I am interested in all his music. I have a chamber orchestra here at Beth El Temple, a synagogue in West Hartford and would love to perform his works!

    ever,
    Joseph Ness

    • Orie
      February 13, 2020 | 5:04 pm

      Hello Joesph,

      Thanks so much for the kind words and for your enthusiasm.
      We have the sheet music for quite a bit of Marc Lavry’s choral work.
      Please email directly at music@marclavry.org the composition your looking for and we will do our best to assist.

      Thank you,

      Orie Zaklad

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