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Eastern Mediterranean Judeo-Spanish Songs from the EMI Archive Trust (1907-1912)

Title:
Eastern Mediterranean Judeo-Spanish Songs from the EMI Archive Trust (1907-1912)
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Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Recordings
Tradition: 
Eastern Sephardi
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem, Israel
Year: 
2020
Series: 
Anthology of Music Traditions in Israel
Volume: 
27
Type of Recording: 
Commercial Recording
Media: 
CD
Languages: 
Ladino (Judeo-Spanish, Judezmo)
Description: 

Study and commentaries: Rivka Havassy and Edwin Seroussi
Research collaborators: Michael Aylward, Joel Bresler, Judith R. Cohen and Risto Pekka Pennanen


In 2008 the Jewish Music Research Centre released a 4 CD package entitled An Early 20th-century Sephardi Troubadour: The Historic Recordings of Haim Effendi of Turkey. Catering to the increasing scholarly and general public interest in the role commercial recordings had on musical traditions from the early twentieth century, that production became a landmark in the revised appreciation of Sephardic music prior to the rapid chain of events leading to the dissolution of the traditional communities that maintained this music. Although Haim Effendi dominated the playlist of Sephardic communities in terms of his proportional share of the market, he was by no means the only artist recorded. 

For this reason, locating and releasing the rich repository of Judeo-Spanish recordings at the EMI Archive Trust, heir to the Gramophone and Zonophone companies, represents a further breakthrough in the study of the Sephardic song. This collection not only brings to light the forgotten voices of many Sephardic artists extremely popular a century and more ago, but also expands the geographical distribution of recordings to Ottoman Jewish centers beyond Constantinople/Istanbul. Moreover, the EMI collection includes recordings that preceded those of Haim Effendi, broadening the confines of the Ladino song repertoire known until now. The picture of the state of Sephardic music in the large urban centers of the Ottoman Empire ca. 1890-1914 is now more textured and varied thanks to these precious jewels from the EMI Archive Trust.

This page presents the full 78 tracks selected for this project for listening, and the accompanying booklet, a scholarly effort of many years, as a free PDF download. In the future Eastern Mediterranean Judeo-Spanish Songs from the EMI Archive Trust (1907-1912) will be available for purchase as a CD package and/or download.

* Please note, these tracks are not currently available for purchase, only for listening here. 


A concert based on this material, Hidden Voices—Ladino Songs from over 100 years ago, was produced as part of the Jerusaem Oud Festival in conjunction with the JMRC and performed on November 22, 2020 at the Confederation House in Jerusalem. The event featured Hadass Pal-Yarden, one of Israel's leading vocalists in the Judeo-Spanish tradition, along with an ensemble featuring some of Jerusalem's top musicians in the genre, and is available for viewing below.

Hidden Voices—Ladino Songs from over 100 years ago

Sunday, November 22, 2020, 7 p.m.

Hadass Pal-Yarden: musical direction, vocals

Yaniv Ovadia: baglama

Eliyahu Digmi: 1/4 note guitar, oud, saz

Yoni Sharon: percussion

Amitay Mann: clarinet

Prof. Edwin Seroussi: commentary

 

01 Jacob Algava, Los árboles de  almendra

 02 Jacob Algava Grande displacer me haces

03 Jacob Algava, Hermanos mis queridos

04 Jacob Algava, La constitución se dió

05 Jacob Algava Madame Gaspar

06 Jacob Algava, Cantiga de Hanum Dudún

07 Jacob Algava, Una cierta hija

08 Jacob Algava, Venid venid vos contaré

09 CES, Ah niña sin piadad

10 CES, La seducida en la fuente

11 CES, Alevanta hermosa niña

12 CES, Las horas de la vida

13 CES, Los árboles llorosos

14 CES, El nacimiento y la vocación de Abraham

15 CES, Cinco años ya va hacer

16 CES, El pájaro de amor

17 CES, La enamorada precoz + El mancebo cruel

18 CES, La hermosa durmiente

19 CES, El guitarrista + La firmeza de las estrellas + El enamorado engañado

20 CES, El hijo del guebir

21 CES, Grande desplacer me haces

25 CES, El padre Mercader + El cuerpo de la mujer

26 CES, La rosa de mayo + Los bilbilicos

27 CES, El alma dolorida

29 CES, La llamada a la Morena + La nave por partir

31 CES, El lindo mancebo + Los amantes de la casa rica Oh! que lindo mancevo

32 CES, La agonía del amante Rosa mia 

33 CES, S’alevantó bula Linda 

34 CES, Te vide una mañana 

35 CES, Toma mi alma y tómala 

36 CES, La bella en misa 

37 CES, Un desgraciado de amor

38 CES, Cantiga de Hanum Dudún

39 CES, Una huerfanica amo yo 

40 CES, Los trabajos de la semana

41 Çakum Effendi, Los árboles llorosos 

42 Çakum Effendi, Malandanzas del asker

43 Çakum Effendi, El infant cautivo 

44 Çakum Effendi, ¿Por qué no cantáis la bella?

45 Çakum Effendi, Los amigos me dan esperanza

46 Çakum Effendi, Mi Dio a quien rogaré

47 Çakum Effendi, Ten piadad amoroso

48 Çakum Effendi, La doncella esclareciente

49 Çakum Effendi, Im afes

50 Çakum Effendi, Bezokhri ‘al mishkavi

51 Albert Pessah, Rogativa al todo poderoso
 

52 Albert Pessah, De lo que amo yo

53 Albert Pessah, La doncella esclareciente

54 Isachino Pessah, Yo no entiendo la mi madre

55 Isachino Pessah, Unas fuentes sin estanco

56 Mlle Mariette, El sentenciado del bajá

57 Mlle Rosa, Me queres matar mancebo

58 Isaac Algazi, La despedida 

59 Isaac Algazi, La reina de la gracia

60 Elie Cohen, Noche de alhad

61 Elie Cohen, La galana 

62 Isac Haim, Cantes amargos 

63 Isac Haim, El parto feliz

64 Sida Musafija, El mancebo seboso + La fea y el viejo (La novia exigente) + Las camas altas

65 Sida Musafija, El baile de los falsos

66 Sida Musafija, El amor furiente

67 La Gloria, La seducida en la fuente 

68 La Gloria, Los árboles llorosos

69 La Gloria, Asiéntate te hablaré

70 La Gloria, El barón despreciado 

71 La Gloria, El juramento del mancebo + El escolero y las viñas + El novio desprendido

72 La Gloria, Los brazos candelares

73 La Gloria, Melisenda insomne

74 La Gloria, La esperanza 

75 Bosanski Instrumentalni i Pjevački Terzett, El barón despreciado

76 Bosanski Instrumentalni i Pjevački Terzett, La pipitera conversa

77 Bosanski Instrumentalni i Pjevački Terzett, Tu sos una rosa

78 Bosanski Instrumentalni i Pjevački Terzett, La esperanza 

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