An annotated compilation of texts in Hebrew characters (Aramaic, Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic) on the theory, technique, philosophy, and ethics of music from early medieval to early modern periods. The texts are independent bibliographic units, chapters or sections from larger works about other subjects. Each text is superbly edited with references to its sources and a bibliography. Includes detailed indices that assist in cross relating the different texts.
Born in Kherson, Ukraine, immigrated to Israel in 1906. Was a member of Kibbutz Yagur where he composed the Yagur Passover Seder Service(for which he won the Engel prize), a piece combining Jewish tradition with modern musical elements. Also known for composing poems of various Hebrew poets.