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Title:
Ottoman Hebrew Sacred Songs
20
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Recordings
Tradition: 
Eastern Sephardi
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1998
Edition: 
1
Series: 
Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel
Volume: 
12
Pages: 
1 CD
Recording Number: 
AMTI CD 9803
Type of Recording: 
Research Recording
Media: 
CD
Languages: 
Hebrew
Country / Area: 
Turkey
Description: 

This rare recording of one of the last surviving singers of the Maftirim choir (Edirne, Turkey), Samuel Benaroya, documents a mostly unrecorded tradition dating from the 17th century of Hebrew & sacred poems set to Ottoman classic music. Recorded by Moshe Kirschbaum, annotated by Edwin Seroussi.

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Makam sehnaz- Ye'erav leka adonay elohenu (pesrev)

The vocal 'pesrev' are a unique Hebrew genre in which the performer has to exhibit outstanding vocal skills and memory for the performance of very long originally instrumental pieces.

Makam segah- Yah qados yosev tehillot (beste)

Written by Israel Najara and composed by Yusuf Pasa. The 'beste' is characterized in its Turkish form by sections with non-sense syllables which the Jewish poets tried to fill with Hebrew words.

Title:
The Music of the Mountain Jews
20
Publisher: 
The Jewish Music Research Centre, The Hebrew Univ
Material Type: 
Recordings
Tradition: 
Eastern Communities
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1998
Series: 
Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel
Volume: 
10
Pages: 
1 CD
Recording Number: 
AMTI CD 9801
Type of Recording: 
Research Recording
Media: 
CD
Languages: 
Juhuri (Judeo-Tat)
Country / Area: 
Central Asia
Description: 

A study of the liturgical and folk music of one of the most remote Jewish communities, the Jews from Daghestan and neighboring areas of eastern Caucasus. This study is based on field recordings carried out during the Soviet period in the Caucasus and among immigrants from that area in Israel, as well as older recordings from Radio Makhachkala. The CD includes musical exemples of prayers in Hebrew and folksongs in Juhuri (Judeo-Tat, the language of the Mountain Jews) from the vast ethnographic and ethnomusicological research on the Mountain Jews carried by the JMRC. Accompanied by a book with texts and transcriptions, catalogued separately.

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Khars

The Khars performed by the Orchestra of the National Daghestan Company ("Lezginka") is a dance tune characteristic of the Mountain Jews. Tankhoi Izrailov the director of Lezginka heard this song from his grandmother in the city of Kuba and adopted it for this dance company. The Khars (lit. "to clap the hands" in Juhuri) is very similar to Ovshori in its form and rhythm but much slower in tempo.

Iyr

The Iyr also known in Juhuri as Uylov or Uylomish and in the Kabardin dialect as Ghiyr or Ghibzi is a genre found among all Turkish peoples but among the Jews appears only in the Khaytoghi tradition. These are long complex compositions usually consisting of three parts. The opening is a free polyphonic introductory section in very slow tempo based on motifs from well-known songs. It is followed by a short part which alludes to rhythms from the upcoming sections. The music then abruptly returns to the free rhythm improvisation of the opening section. The third part consists of several melodies each in a tempo faster than the previous one ending with a number of Lezginka dances.

Title:
Synagogue Music in the Baroque Vol. 3 - Dio, Clemenza e Rigore
20
Editor
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Recordings
Tradition: 
Italian
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1996
Place of Recording: 
Vienna
Edition: 
1
Series: 
Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel
Volume: 
9
Pages: 
1 CD
Recording Number: 
AMTI CD 9601
Type of Recording: 
Commercial Recording
Media: 
CD
Languages: 
Hebrew
Country / Area: 
Italy
Description: 

Hosha'na Rabbah in Casale Monferrato, 1733: Musical Ceremony for 3 voices, strings, oboes, trumpets and basso continuo, by anonymous composers. Includes liturgical chants, orchestral overtures, interludes and the cantata-quasi-oratorio "Elyon, Melits Umastin" ("Dio, Clemenza e Rigore", libretto by S. H. Jarach). Live recording by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) from a concert which took place in the Mozartsaal of the Wiener Konzerthaus in the framework of the Wiener Festwochen 1995, on June 6, 1995, with the assistance of the Austrian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Noah Greenberg Memorial Fund. Performers: Capella Savaria (artistic director: Pal Nemeth); Hungarian Chamber Choir (director: Matyas Ontal); Aris Christofellis, soprano; Luigi Petroni, tenor; Andrea Martin, baritone; Avner Itai, conductor. Musical arrangements, with realization of the basso continuo, by Israel Adler. Accompanied by Hebrew, English and German program notes, and Hebrew texts with English and German translations.

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Dio Clemenza E Rigore: Recitative and aria.

Clemenza:Recitative- "Akh tov" Aria- "Eli."

Dio Clemenza E Rigore: Recitative and Coro

Clemenza & Rigore: Recitative- "Hasket"; Tutti: Coro- "Lekhu nerannenah."

Title:
Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue Music in Nineteenth-Century Reform Sources from Hamburg: Ancient Tradition in the Dawn of Modernity
15
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Material Type: 
Books
Tradition: 
Spanish-Portuguese
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1996
Series: 
Yuval Monograph Series
Volume: 
11
Pages: 
173
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
Country / Area: 
Germany
Description: 

A step towards a more comprehensive history of Sephardi liturgical music, this monograph examines a collection of transcriptions of traditional liturgical music prepared by the first congregation of Reform Jews in Hamburg in the second decade of the 19th century as part of its attempt to introduce Sephardi tunes into the synagogue services. These documents comprise the earliest tangible evidence of Sephardi liturgical music and allow for a reevaluation of historical issues and myths related to this musical tradition. Includes musical examples.

Title:
Cancionero Sefardi
50
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Scores
Tradition: 
Eastern Sephardi
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1995
Series: 
Yuval Music Series
Volume: 
4
Pages: 
470
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
Ladino (Judeo-Spanish, Judezmo)
Spanish
Description: 

One of the most important sources for the study of traditional Ladino song of Eastern Sephardi Jews. Collected by the Turkish-born Jewish composer and folklorist Alberto Hemsi (1898-1975) before World War II, this collection remained unedited until its present scholarly publication by the JMRC. The book includes 170 titles and 66 musical transcriptions with many musical and textual variants representing a wide variety of styles. Also included are extensive studies by a renowned team of scholars from Spain and the USA concerning the Ladino song genres represented in the collection. 470p., 21x27 cm, hard cover. English, Spanish and Hebrew.

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Title:
The Study of Jewish Music: a Bibliographical Guide
12
Author
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Material Type: 
Books
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1995
Series: 
Yuval Monograph Series
Volume: 
10
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
Description: 

A selected annotated bibliography (up to 1994) arranged by subjects.

 

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Title:
Synagogue Music in the Baroque Vol. 2 - Dove in the Clefts of the Rock
20
Editor
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Recordings
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1994
Place of Recording: 
Jerusalem
Edition: 
1
Series: 
Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel
Volume: 
8
Pages: 
1 CD
Recording Number: 
AMTI CD 9401
Type of Recording: 
Commercial Recording
Media: 
CD
Languages: 
Hebrew
Country / Area: 
Netherlands
Description: 

Hosha'na Rabbah in Casale Monferrato 1732.

Works from the 18th century repertory of the communities of Amsterdam: cantatas and choral works; and Casale Monferrato: A Musical Ceremony for Hosha'na Rabbah, from 1732.

The recording is from a concert commemorating the 100th Jubilee of the Jewish National and University Library, which took place in Jerusalem on the 11th of June, 1992, with the assistance of Yad Hanadiv, the IBA and the Noah Greenberg Memorial Fund. Contains works by: Abraham Caceres, Cristiano G. Lidarti (Amsterdam) and anonymous composers. Performers: The Israel National Choir Rinat; The Keshet Baroque Orchestra; Avner Itai, conductor; Miriam Meltzer, Sivam Rotem, and Aris Christofellis, sopranos; Yaakov Zamir, countertenor; Stephan Schreckenberger, bass; Walter Reiter, guest violonist; David Shemer, cembalo; Isidoro Roitman, Theorbo; Benny Hendel, narrator.

Musical arrangements and realization of the Basso Continuo, Israel Adler.

Accompanied by Hebrew and English program notes, and Hebrew texts with English translation.

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Hishqi Hizqi

The descendants of Marranos from the Iberian Peninsula who settled in Amsterdam from the end of the 16th century onwards created during the 17th and 18th centuries one of the most flourishing Jewish communities in Europe. The foremost musical manifestations of this community took place during the clebrations of Shabbat nahamu Simhat torah and Shabbat bereshit. Shabbat nahamu commemorating the inauguration of the "great synagogue" in 1675 became the principal local feast and is still commemorated today. This celebration and the Simhat torah festivities in honour of the "Bridegroom of the Torah" and of "The bridegroom of Genesis" occasioned numerous musical compostions.

Symphony overture in G (1732)

Under the influence of the kabbalistic ideas developed in Safed during the sixteenth century night vigils (tiqqunim) were organized at first in Jewish communities in Italy and other Mediterranean countries and then spreading through practically all of Europe. Such events were held on different occasions of the annual liturgical cycle including the night of Hosha'na Rabbah a holy day that marks the last opportunity for obtaining divine pardon called in Italy: "yom ha-hotam haggadol" (Day of the Great Seal). In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the vigil of Hosha'na Rabbah offered one of the most widespread occasions for the performance of art music work especially in Italy. During the eighteenth century musical manifestations on the occasion of Hosha'na Rabbah attained considerable proportions in the Casale Monferrato Jewish Ashkenazi community in the 1730's. The earliest source so far discovered related to these events is that for the 1732 ceremony. The author of the libretti for 1732 and for 1733 is identified as S.H.Jarach. The names of the composers are unknown. The initiator of the ceremonies was Joseph Hayyim Chezighin who commissioned the libretti and participated in the performances as maestro di capella and cembalo player. Two of the overture-symphonies have been identified in the contemporary Italian repertory: the symphony-overture in G of the 1732 ceremony is attributed in other sources to Hasse Handel or Vivaldi and the symphony-overture in G of the 1733 ceremony has been identified as a work by Antonio Brioschi.

Title:
Yuval - Studies of the Jewish Music Research Center, vol. 6 - Jewish Oral Traditions: An Interdisciplinary Approach
25
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Material Type: 
Books
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1994
Series: 
Yuval - Studies of the Jewish Music Research Center
Volume: 
6
Languages: 
English
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Title:
Hebrew Psalmody: a Structural Investigation
12
Publisher: 
Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Material Type: 
Books
Tradition: 
Sephardi
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1992
Series: 
Yuval Monograph Series
Volume: 
9
Pages: 
156
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
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.

Title:
Dio Clemenza e Rigore: Hosha`na Rabbah in Casale Monferrato 1733
25
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Scores
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1992
Series: 
Yuval Music Series
Volume: 
3
Pages: 
xxv + 98
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
Country / Area: 
Italy
Description: 

A critical edition of the cantata-quasi-oratorio “Dio, Clemenza e Rigore” (“God, Defender and Accuser”) by anonymous composers for the festival of Hosha'ana Rabbah from the Italian Jewish community of Casale Monferrato (1733), found in Ms. Ginzburg 807[II] at the Lenin State Library in Moscow. Score for 3 voices, choir and strings, oboes, trumpets and basso continuo. The score is preceded by a historical introduction and a facsimile edition of the original Hebrew libretto by S. H. Jarach, with an English translation.
Soft cover.

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