Analysis

Parallels Between the Old–French and the Jewish Song

A somewhat controversial article in which Idelsohn tries to show traces of Jewish music in French folk music. Jews settled in France in the fourth century; "they were scattered throughout the country and lived mingled with the native people" until the fourteenth century when they were expelled twice, first in 1306 and for the second time in 1394.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1933

The Priestly Blessing in the Ashkenazi Synagogue: Ritual and Chant

"The Purpose of this article is to survey the traditional developments of the PB ritual and its music in the Ashkenazi communities in both Central and Eastern Europe and to discuss the later developments in the Reform congregations of Germany and North America.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
2002

The Music of the Judeo-Spanish Romancero: Stylistic features

Analyzes the style of 91 examples from the Judeo-Spanish repertoire on the basis of recordings preserved in the National Sound Archive (NSA), Jerusalem. An appendix contains 14 examples together with musical transcriptions (with data on informants and recording sites).

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1988

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