Hosha'nah Rabbah

Elohim hashivenu: A liturgical insertion for holy days in Italy and beyond 

Jewish liturgy evolved in a multidirectional process. Differences between diverse local versions and lineages of transmission crystallized into several minhagim (“customs” or “traditions”) once the printing press started to produce prayer books in rapidly increasing numbers to satisfy the expanding demand. Many unique liturgical passages, whose pedigree and paths of transmission remain to be investigated, were established in different minhagim, some of them only in one.  

Three Musical Ceremonies for Hôšanā Rabbah in the Jewish Community of Casale Monferrato (1732, 1733, 1735) (Hebrew)

Israel Adler

Remarks on the symphonies/overtures in the scores of the three ceremonies for Hosa`na Rabbah at the Synagogue Casale Monferrato

Brief analyses of five string symphonies used as overtures to Hebrew cantatas, dated 1732, 1733, and 1735. All works are anonymous, but the composer of the symphony in G for the 1733 cantata has been identified as Antonio Brioschi. The Article, though written in English, is appendix 3 to the Hebrew article by Israel Adler, which appears in the Hebrew section of this volume.

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