Across the Spanish and Portuguese diaspora, the piyyutim that comprise Tikkunei Tal and Geshem are sung to this chant, with the exception of the pizmonim ‘Leshoni Bonanta’ and ‘Lekh Leshalom Geshem’, which have their own distinct melodies . The present recording is based on the New York variant, which is rendered somewhat less feverishly, and with more gravidade, than its London counterpart.

The stills in the video are the work of my daughter Yael.[chazan Daniel Halfon]