Cantillation

Hebrew Psalmody: a Structural Investigation

The tradition of singing the Psalms according to a specific set of masoretic accents (ta'ame emet) had been considered nearly forgotten. However, on the basis of the oral renditions of Psalms performed by North African and Middle Eastern Jews in liturgical and non-liturgical contexts that have survived until the present, this monograph maintains that many aspects of the system of cantillation according to masoretic accents was kept alive in actual practice.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1992

La transmission orale de la Mishnah: Une methode d'analyse appliquee a la tradition d'Alep

A pioneer study of the chanting of the Mishnah, the Jewish Oral Law, by the Jews of Aleppo in Syria. This monograph, inspired by the studies of ethnolinguistics, presents a methodological model for the study of oral traditions of chanting sacred texts with diverse types of sound patterns ranging from speech to full-fledged melody.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1990

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