Time And The Hour

Chamber Works

Ayala Asherov composer

Release Date: July 22, 2022
Catalog #: NV6439
Format: Digital
21st Century
Chamber
Cello
Flute
Piano

TIME AND THE HOUR from Israeli-born composer Ayala Asherov is a selection of chamber works tied together by the theme of the passing of time. Asherov’s acknowledgment of time moving us forward in constant motion is a significant piece of the composer’s compositional process, translated into her work with titles such as Seasons and Crystal Watch. This carefully curated collection of Asherov’s pieces commissioned and performed throughout the years provides a thorough taste of the composer’s communicative and powerful musical style.

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Track Listing & Credits

# Title Composer Performer
01 Seasons: I. Summer Dies Ayala Asherov Rachel Eilat, flute; Nahar Eliaz, cello; Alona Milner, piano 3:04
02 Seasons: II. Fall Ayala Asherov Rachel Eilat, flute; Nahar Eliaz, cello; Alona Milner, piano 3:05
03 Seasons: III. Winter Ayala Asherov Rachel Eilat, flute; Nahar Eliaz, cello; Alona Milner, piano 2:47
04 Seasons: IV. Footsteps of Spring Ayala Asherov Rachel Eilat, flute; Nahar Eliaz, cello; Alona Milner, piano 2:27
05 Crystal Watch Ayala Asherov Tremolo Percussion Ensemble 6:00
06 I feel sorry for you / my dear Jonathan Ayala Asherov, lyrics by Joshua Sobol Eli Gornstien, voice; Edit Shemer, flute; Tali Goldberg, violin; Hila Epstien, cello; Einat Fabrikant, piano; Ziv Kaplan, snare 3:26
07 Nocturnal Dialogues: I. Ayala Asherov Idit Shemer, flute; Ruthy Zori, piano 3:10
08 Nocturnal Dialogues: II. Ayala Asherov Idit Shemer, flute; Ruthy Zori, piano 4:13
09 Nocturnal Dialogues: III. Ayala Asherov Idit Shemer, flute; Ruthy Zori, piano 2:51
10 Serenade for Solo Violin Ayala Asherov Tali Goldberg, violin 6:15
11 Now, This! Ayala Asherov Hagai Yodan, piano 1:05
12 Only God: I. Only God Ayala Asherov, lyrics by Avraham Halfi Keren Hadar, voice; Uzi Shaleve, bassoon; Einat Fabrikant, piano 3:48
13 Only God: II. Where Will He Fall Ayala Asherov, lyrics by Avraham Halfi Keren Hadar, voice; Uzi Shaleve, bassoon; Einat Fabrikant, piano 3:43
14 Only God: III. A Human Prayer Ayala Asherov, lyrics by Avraham Halfi Keren Hadar, voice; Uzi Shaleve, bassoon; Einat Fabrikant, piano 2:45
15 Only God: IV. Destiny Ayala Asherov, lyrics by Avraham Halfi Keren Hadar, voice; Uzi Shaleve, bassoon; Einat Fabrikant, piano 2:52
16 Inside & out Ayala Asherov Einat Fabrikant, piano; Michael Zertzikel, piano; Asaf Rot, percussion 9:50

Seasons
Inspired by H.N. Bialik Israel’s poet laureate poems
Recorded in 2021 at the Israel Music Conservatory in Tel Aviv, Israel
Sound Engineer Yaron Aldema

Now, This!, Nocturnal Dialogues
Recorded in 2021 at the Israel Music Conservatory in Tel Aviv, Israel
Sound Engineer Yaron Aldema

Crystal Watch
Recorded in 2021 at the Tremolo Percussion Center in Netanya, Israel
Sound Engineer David Luria

I feel sorry for you / my dear Jonathan
Recorded in 2020 at the Israel Music Conservatory in Tel Aviv, Israel
Sound Engineer Yaron Aldema

Serenade for Solo Violin
Recorded in 2020 at the Israel Music Conservatory in Tel Aviv, Israel
Sound Engineer Yaron Aldema

Only God
Recorded in 2019 at Eshel Studios in Tel Aviv, Israel
Sound Engineer Rafi Eshel

Inside & Out
Recorded live in 2019 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel

Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw
A&R Director Brandon MacNeil
A&R Danielle Lewis

VP of Production Jan Košulič
Audio Director Lucas Paquette

VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell
Art Director Ryan Harrison
Design Edward A. Fleming
Publicity Patrick Niland, Aidan Curran
Content Manager Sara Warner

Artist Information

Ayala Asherov

Ayala Asherov

Composer

Israeli-born composer and singer/songwriter Ayala Asherov started writing songs at age 16. After serving in the IDF as an entertainer, she briefly pursued an acting career in theater, film, and television. She soon realized her passion was music, and she pursued and completed studies at the Rimon School of Music in Tel Aviv, followed by the Berklee College of Music in Boston where she received her Bachelor of Music Summa Cum Laude in composition and film scoring in 1998. She went on to receive her Masters in film scoring at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2000. Asherov’s music ranges from songwriting to music in the concert hall, and to multimedia including film, museum exhibitions, and dance.

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Notes

TIME AND THE HOUR is a compilation of chamber works by composer Ayala Asherov that have been commissioned and performed in the last few years.

“While going over the pieces and compiling them, I have realized that time and its passing has always been a big part of my composition process. It seems as though I am always aware of it and drowned in it when choosing the subjects to create musical compositions and express my emotions.

One can not enjoy music without experiencing the passing of time. It never stays still, therefore music will always take us forward. I am grateful to the wonderful performers that are taking part in this album and are making my music that much clearer, that much more intense, powerful, and communicative. I am a great believer in the power of music, its power to heal and bring us all closer together.”

— Ayala Asherov

“Time and the hour run through the roughest day” — William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

Scores

Seasons (excerpt)

Ayala Asherov

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Nocturnal Dialogues (excerpt)

Ayala Asherov

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Serenade for Solo Violin

Ayala Asherov

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Now, This!

Ayala Asherov

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Only God (excerpt)

Ayala Asherov

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Inside & Out (excerpt)

Ayala Asherov

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