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Hebrew Notated Manuscript Sources up to Circa 1840: A Descriptive and Thematic Catalogue with a Checklist of Printed Sources

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Analytical catalogue of all musical notations of JM (mostly liturgical) from the Genizah fragments (13th century) to 1840, a date in which printed JM started to appear in growing numbers. Extensive indices allow for the easy retrieval of information including melodies.

 

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1989

Johanna L. Spector

American Ethnomusicologist

Born in Libau, Latvia. During WWII she was imprisoned in various concentration camps, and in 1947 immigrated to the United States. Spector collected many recordings of different Jewish musical cultures, including music from Iraqi, Persian, Yemenite, and Indian cultures. She documented these cultures on camera and on film, producing several documentaries, and she published many articles concerning these cultures. Spector also assembled a collection of musical instruments from across the Middle East.

1915-2008

Shlomo Carlebach

Rabbi, composer and performer

Rabbi, composer and performer. Shlomo Carlebach was born in Berlin, Germany. In 1939, he moved to the U.S. where he began his music career. Carlebach is considered by many to be the foremost Jewish religious songwriter. He recorded over 25 albums, composed up to 5,000 songs, and performed all around the world.

Short article about the works of Shlomo Carlebach, click here.

1925-1994

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