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.
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.