In music, the Adonai malakh scale is a musical mode used in Jewish music.
"Adonai malakh" ("God is King"), a line from Psalm 93, is set using the Adonai malakh scale at the close of the introduction to the Kabalat Shabat (Friday evening synagogue service).
It adds flats as it goes higher, and its pitch set is similar to the Persian Dastgāh-e Māhur and Russian Obikhod scale.
- ^ Gottlieb, Jack (2004). Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish, p.11. ISBN 9780844411309.
- ^ Gottlieb (2004), p.122.