America

Voices in the sanctuary: Musical Practices of the American Synagogue

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The system that defines the musical and liturgical practices of the Ashkenazi synagogue also delineates various degrees of freedom as to how the prayers are sung. In North America these practices took on characteristic changes, including those beyond the built-in freedom. The paper examines a few cases studies in which these changes are reflected, primarily in regards to the norm of performance, and examines their possible roots.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
2002

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