Liturgy

Hebraeisch-orientalischer Melodienschatz, 02[G]: Gesaenge der babylonischen Juden

Also exists in English and Hebrew. Music of Babylonian Jews (and Kurdish Jews). Includes an introductory essay on their customs, their language (in comparison to Syrian pronunciation of Hebrew), and their music (modes, motives and Arabic influence, as well as comparison of Biblical cantillation of various communities); contains some information also about the Jews of Kurdistan and their language (Aramaic).

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Books
Year: 
1922

Hebraeisch-orientalischer Melodienschatz, 02[E]: Gesaenge der babylonischen Juden [Songs of the Babylonian Jews]

Also exists in German and Hebrew. Music of Babylonian Jews (and Kurdish Jews). Includes an introductory essay on their customs, their language (in comparison to Syrian pronunciation of Hebrew), and their music (modes, motives and Arabic influence, as well as comparison of Biblical cantillation of various communities); contains some information also about the Jews of Kurdistan and their language (Aramaic).

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Books
Year: 
1923

Hebraeisch-orientalischer Melodienschatz, [G] 1914-32

10 volumes; Also in English (vols. 1-2, 6-10) and Hebrew (vols. 1-5). Each volume contains scores of various kinds of music (liturgical and paraliturgical, as well as comparisons to music of other communities or to non-Jewish music), preceded by an introductory section about the Jews, their culture and languages, and their music (including theoretical analysis).

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Books
Year: 
1914-32

Hebraeisch-orientalischer Melodienschatz, [E] 1923-33 [Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Melodies]

Vols. 1-2, 6-10; Also in German (1-10) and Hebrew (vols. 1-5). Each volume contains scores of various kinds of music (liturgical and paraliturgical, as well as comparisons to music of other communities or to non-Jewish music), preceded by an introductory section about the Jews, their culture and languages, and their music (including theoretical analysis).

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Books
Year: 
1925-33

Liturgical-Musical Customs at the Dawn of a New Era: Continuity and Change in Salomon Geiger’s Divrey Kehillot

Geiger’s work testifies to the overwhelming continuity of the liturgical-musical customs of Frankfurt-am-Main, many of which reflect a hazzanut of “sound signification.” Nevertheless it also reveals change, modification and even decay of some of Frankfurt’s liturgical-musical practices. To some extent the Divrey Kehillot represents an idealized portrayal of minhag frankfurt prior to Modernity.

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Articles in Books
Year: 
2005

The Priestly Blessing in the Ashkenazi Synagogue: Ritual and Chant

"The Purpose of this article is to survey the traditional developments of the PB [Priestly Blessing] ritual and its music in the Ashkenazi communities in both Central and Eastern Europe and to discuss the later developments in the Reform congregations of Germany and North America.

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Articles in Books
Year: 
2002

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