The Jewish Music Research Centre mourns the passing of Professor Don Harrán, the Arthur Rubinstein Professor Emeritus of Musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on June 15, 2016. Prof. Don Harrán was an active member of the JMRC throughout his career, serving as a member of our academic board for many years and, from 1996 to 2000, as Acting Director. The musical culture of the Jews of Italy was a main concern in his research. He published many articles on diverse subjects related to musical personalities, melodies, and Judeo-Christian relations, culminating with the magnificent complete modern edition of the works by Salamone Rossi and the definite biography of this pioneer composer of western art music in Hebrew. For Prof. Don Harrán’s biography in English see here.