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Title:
Synagogue Music in the Baroque Vol. 1
20
Editor
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Recordings
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1991
Edition: 
2
Series: 
Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel
Volume: 
7
Pages: 
1 CD
Recording Number: 
AMTI CD 9101
Type of Recording: 
Commercial Recording
Media: 
CD
Languages: 
Hebrew
Country / Area: 
Western Europe
Description: 

Synagogal art music prior to the Emancipation (17th-18th centuries), from Italy, Amsterdam and Southern France. Contains works by: Salamone Rossi, Carlo Grossi, Volunio Gallichi, Francesco Drei, and anonymous composers (Italy); Abraham Caceres, Cristiano G. Lidarti (Amsterdam); and Louis Saladin (Southern France). Recorded on a live concert held in Jerusalem on August 3, 1978, in association with the World Congress on Jewish Music, The Israel Festival and the Israel Broadcasting Authority. Performers: The Cameran Singers, Chamber ensemble and soloists under the direction of Avner Itai; Gila Yaron, soprano; Mirah Zakai, alto; Nigel Rogers and Louis Garb, tenors; Willy Haparnas, baritone; Valery Maisky, cembalo; Ehud Leibner, narrator. Accompanied by English program notes, and Hebrew text with English translation.

1st edition (1978) was published and released as a cassette.

To listen to the album, you can download MP3s at Amazon, or find it on Apple Music.

 

Echo-poem for a wedding in the ghetto of manuta by Salamone ROSSI

This is the last of eight double-choirs for 8 voices featured in Rossi's "Ha-shirim asher li-shelomoh". The literary species of echo-poems was widespread in Italian Hebrew literature of this period and we know of several references to musical settings of such poems. In Rossi's setting the role of the second choir is reduced to assume the "echo" nearly throughout the whole piece.

Cantata ebraica in dialogo by Carlo GROSSI

On the night of a Jewish holy day - the Hoshana Rabbah vigil (as revealed in the 6th stanza) - a passer-by is surprised at the spectacle of a group of people chanting hymns to the glory of God and "redoubling" in joy and fervour. They belong to the "Watchers of the Dawn" fraternity as the final verse clearly shows. He questions them about the reason for their ethusiasm. The members of the confraternity reply and the dialogue between the solo voice (the passer-by) and the choir ("Watchers of the Dawn") tells us that hey are celebrating the anniversary of the foundation of their confratenity.

Title:
La transmission orale de la Mishnah: Une methode d'analyse appliquee a la tradition d'Alep
19
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Material Type: 
Books
Tradition: 
Sephardi
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1990
Series: 
Yuval Monograph Series
Volume: 
8
Pages: 
307
Languages: 
French
Hebrew
Country / Area: 
Syria
Description: 

A pioneer study of the chanting of the Mishnah, the Jewish Oral Law, by the Jews of Aleppo in Syria. This monograph, inspired by the studies of ethnolinguistics, presents a methodological model for the study of oral traditions of chanting sacred texts with diverse types of sound patterns ranging from speech to full-fledged melody.

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Title:
Hoshna’na Rabbah in Casale Monferrato 1732: Dove in the Clefts of the Rock
25
Editor
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Scores
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1990
Series: 
Yuval Music Series
Volume: 
2
Pages: 
XXIV + 79
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
Country / Area: 
Italy
Description: 

A critical edition of a musical ceremony for the festival of Hosha'ana Rabbah from the Italian Jewish community of Casale Monferato (1732), found in Ms. Ginzburg 807[1] at the Lenin State Library in Moscow. Score for 5-6 voices, strings and oboes. Includes liturgical texts and the cantata "Dove in the Clefts of the Rock". The score is preceded by a historical introduction and a facsimile edition of the original Hebrew libretto.
Soft cover. Orchestral parts available on rental.

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Title:
Judeo-Spanish Moroccan Songs for the Life Cycle
25
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Scores
Tradition: 
Sephardi
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1989
Series: 
Yuval Music Series
Volume: 
1
Pages: 
102
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
Ladino (Judeo-Spanish, Judezmo)
Spanish
Country / Area: 
Morocco
Description: 

An introduction to the folk songs of the Judeo-Spanish speaking Jewish communities of northern Morocco. The book contains the music and full Judeo-Spanish text (with English and Hebrew annotations) of fifty songs for circumcision and childhood, Bar-Mitzvah, courtship and marriage, death and mourning songs. Accompanied by a CD, catalogued separately: Judeo-Spanish Moroccan Songs for the Life Cycle.

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Title:
Yuval - Studies of the Jewish Music Research Center, vol. 5 - The Abraham Zvi Idelsohn Memorial Volume
32
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Material Type: 
Books
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1986 תשמ"ו
Series: 
Yuval - Studies of the Jewish Music Research Center
Volume: 
5
Languages: 
English
French
German
Hebrew
Description: 



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This entry is part of an online exhibit entitled: "Hava Nagila: From Idelsohn to Belafonte & Beyond," prepared by Eva Heinstein with help from the JMRC staff. To view the exhibit in its entirety click on the link above.

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The fifth volume of Yuval, a publication of the Centre for Jewish Music Research, was dedicated to the memory of Abraham Zvi Idelsohn, the "father of Jewish music research." The volume is divided into two sections. The first, "Biography and Bibliography," contains documentary and bibliographical items related to Idelsohn's life and work. The second section, "In Idelsohn's Footsteps," contains fourteen scholarly papers related to Idelsohn's areas of research and interests. The first section includes an in depth annotation of Idelsohn’s Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Melodies prepared by Eliyahu Schliefer. His notes include several important references to the Hava Nagila melody published in both Volume IX and X of the Thesaurus.

This excerpt is taken from Eliyahu Schliefer's annotation of Idelsohn's Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Melodies, published in Yuval Vol. 5: The Abraham Zvi Idelsohn Memorial Volume. Schliefer details the contents of the ninth volume which includes Jewish folk songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian and Ukrainian. He also notes that Idelsohn’s collection, unlike other anthologies of Eastern European folk songs, focuses on the structure of the music rather than the text. Idelsohn collected the songs documented in Vol. IX from informants, and various printed collections of Jewish song. Hava Nagila is recorded in this volume, accompanied by the Hebrew text (# 716).

Title:
Anthology of Hassidic Music
50
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University fo Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Scores
Tradition: 
Eastern Ashkenazi
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1985
Pages: 
472
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
Yiddish
Country / Area: 
Poland
Description: 

A scholarly publication of the unedited collection of Hassidic music by the renowned composer, collector and researcher of Hassidic music, Chemjo Vinaver. It contains a complete musical transcription of the Sabbath Eve service, table songs for Sabbath and festivals, niggunim, traditional chanting formulae and cantorial pieces, all of Hassidic origin, and choral arrangements and compositions based on Hassidic musical motives compiled by Eliyahu Schleifer. Many of these pieces appear in print for the first time. The book includes extensive introductions and annotations of each tune. 472p., on quality paper; hard cloth binding; 33x23 cm. English and Hebrew.

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Table of Contents
Title:
Yuval - Studies of the Jewish Music Research Center, vol. 4
25
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Material Type: 
Books
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1982
Series: 
Yuval - Studies of the Jewish Music Research Center
Volume: 
4
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
Attachments: 
Table of Contents
Title:
Taqsim: Instrumental Improvisation in Near Eastern Traditions
10
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Performer
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Recordings
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1980
Place of Recording: 
Jerusalem, Haifa
Series: 
Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel
Pages: 
1 cassette & booklet
Type of Recording: 
Research Recording
Media: 
Cassette
Country / Area: 
Iraq
Israel
Description: 

This recording presents traditional instrumental solo improvisations performed by Arab and Jewish musicians in Israel. All but one of the taqasim (=pl. form of taqsim, the genre of Middle Eastern instrumental improvisation) are in mainstream urban style, a pan-Middle Eastern style that owes its existence largely to Egyptian musical trends and the Arabic mass media. The cassette is accompanied by a booklet with program notes in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.

Taqsim in Maqam Hijaz

Simon Shaheen, oud

Taqsim in Maqam Madmi

Albert Elias, ney

Taqsim in Maqam Farah Faza

Abraham Salman, qanun

Taqsim and Qitah in Maqam Saba

Albert Elias, ney

Taqsim in Maqam Rast Nawa

Taisir Elias, violin

Samai and Taqsim in Maqam Farah Faza

Simon Shaheen, oud
Taisir Elias, violin
Ramzi Bisharat, darbouka

Title:
Gesaenge de Juden auf der Insel Djerba (Posthumous Works, II)
6
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Material Type: 
Books
Tradition: 
Djerba
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1978
Series: 
Yuval Monograph Series
Volume: 
7
Pages: 
207
Languages: 
German
Country / Area: 
Tunisia
Description: 

The original German version of the epoch-making monograph by Robert Lachmann (published originally in 1942 in English without musical examples and photographs) on the musical culture of the venerable Jewish community from the Island of Djerba, off the southern coast of Tunisia. Reaching far beyond this specific case, which served Lachmann as a kind of pilot project, the book has become a model that scholars may find applicable to other issues in ethnomusicology.

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Title:
Music Subjects in the Zohar: Texts and Indices
7
Co-author
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Material Type: 
Books
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1977
Series: 
Yuval Monograph Series
Volume: 
5
Pages: 
12 (eng) + 155
Languages: 
Aramaic
English
Hebrew
Description: 

 A compilation of passages from the Book of Splendor, the main medieval text of Jewish mysticism, addressing non-verbal sound, song and singing (celestial and human). Indices cross relate between subjects and concepts treated in diverse passages

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