Babylonian

Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Music

The most important anthology of Jewish music. The first five volumes contain music of Oriental Jewish communities which Idelsohn heard in Jerusalem during the years 1907-1921. The other five volumes contain music of Ashkenazi communities which Idelsohn collected from different sources. Volumes VI and VII are based on the manuscripts of the Birnbaum Collection at the Library of the Hebrew Union College Cincinnati.

Material Type: 
Scores
Year: 
1914 (vol. I), (1922-1933 (vol. II-X)

Masorah

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A comprehensive survey of the Masorah, its components and their development, its history, writers and transmitters, traditions, systems, and symbols.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1971, 1982

More Precious Than Pearls: Shbahoth - Songs of Praise in the Jewish-Babylonian tradition for General Use, Sabbaths, Festivals and Life Cycle Events

A compilation of 31 Jewish-Babylonian songs, including Hebrew texts, English translations and transliterations. 17 songs are also performed by the author (voice), Ehsan Alemam ('ud) and Waleed (tar, daff) and appear on the accompanying CD. Includes historical, social and musical background.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
2004

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