Hebrew Psalmody: a Structural Investigation

Hebrew Psalmody: a Structural Investigation

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Material Type: 
Books
Publisher: 
Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1992
Series: 
Yuval Monograph Series
Volume: 
9
Pages: 
156
Languages: 
English
Tradition: 
Sephardi
Description: 

The tradition of singing the Psalms according to a specific set of masoretic accents (ta'ame emet) had been considered nearly forgotten. However, on the basis of the oral renditions of Psalms performed by North African and Middle Eastern Jews in liturgical and non-liturgical contexts that have survived until the present, this monograph maintains that many aspects of the system of cantillation according to masoretic accents was kept alive in actual practice.

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