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Ottoman Hebrew Sacred Songs

Title:
Ottoman Hebrew Sacred Songs
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Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Material Type: 
Recordings
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: 
English
Greek
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.

Tradition: 
Eastern Sephardi

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