Chazzanut

The Sacred Bridge: the Interdependence of Liturgy and Music in Synagogue and Church during the First Millennium

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An attempt to deal with the difficult questions of the relationship of synagogue liturgy and music to those of the Christian church. Before studying this article, it is advised to read the important review by Peter Jeffery in the "Jewish Quarterly Review", vol. 77, no. 4 (pp. 283-298).

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1959-84

Mordechai Sobol

Cantor and composer

Born in Hadera, Israel, where he performed as a cantor from a young age. He composed, orchestrated, and arranged many works for cantor and choir. One of Sobol's main projects was the establishment of the Yuval Ensemble for cantorate and Jewish music, where he served as musical director and conductor.  

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1951-2018

Samuel Vigoda

Cantor

Born in Dobrzyń, Poland. Studied with his father and later with Yossele Rosenblatt. Vigoda officiated as cantor in Budapest, and in 1933 immigrated to the US, where he continued in cantorial offices in New York (taking Rosenblatt's position at the Oheb Zedek synagogue) and in Washington. He is one of the star cantors of the cantors' "golden age."

1895-1990

Joseph Singer

Cantor

Born in Hilnik, Hungary, officiated as cantor in Beuthen, Nurnberg and Vienna (where he succeeded Salomon Sulzer). He published numerous studies on Jewish music and was among the first to investigate prayer chants scientifically, in an attempt to systemize the traditional prayer modes.

1841-1911

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