American art music

Abraham Moshe Bernstein

Cantor & composer

Born in Shatsk (today Ukraine). Officiated as cantor in Vilna for thirty years (1893-1923). A prolific composer who published both liturgical works and musical settings for Hebrew and Yiddish songs. Published a collection of Eastern European Jewish folk melodies (1927).

Two comprehensive biographies covering the life and works of Abraham Moshe Bernstein can be found here.