Folk songs

In Ale Gasn\ Hey Hey Daloy Politsey

In honor of May Day, this month's song of the month is a Yiddish song about the political struggles of Jewish socialists, communists, and even anarchists, in Russia and Poland since the ending of the 19th century until the beginning of the 20th century. The song is actually a combination of two songs, arranged by Zalman Mlotek, musician, conductor, arranger and an authority in Yiddish folk and theater music.

Nights in Canaan: Early Songs of the Land of Israel (1881-1946)


A collection of songs from the period of 1882-1946, sung in Canaan - Palestine - Land of Israel. Sung in Hebrew, Yiddish and Arabic by various performers. Collected and annotated by Yaakov Mazor. Program notes in Hebrew.


Performers: Yirmiyahu Rosenzweig, Bat-Ami Zemiri, Shimon Felman, Ra'ya Rotem, Miryam Levitin, Ezra Kadduri, Rami Bar-Giora, Carmeliyya Sela, Professor Menashe Har-El, Moshe Kedem. 

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The Israeli Folk Song: A Methodological Example of Computer Analysis of Monophonic Music


This study has a two-fold purpose: the presentation of one kind of examination of a specific musical repertoire in the field of the so-called Israeli folk-song, and the development of a method for examining and defining the style of a large monodic repertoire with the aid of the computer.

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Yiddish Folk Songs from Galicia


Table of Contents:
Nos 1-25: Ballads and narrative songs
26-47: Love songs
48-57: Dance songs
58-68: Courting and wedding songs
69-73: Family songs
74-77: Lullabies
78-152: Children's rhymes
153-155: Conscripts' and soldiers' songs
156-159: Artisans' and workmen's songs
160-164: Religious and national songs
167-177: Humorous and satirical songs
178-185: Songs for festivals and holidays

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