Melodies

Sefer Hanigunim

175 Hassidic songs, some with words, transcribed and arranged by Weisser. Also contains Chabad version of torah cantillation as notated by Weisser.

Material Type: 
Scores
Year: 
1948

The Mogen Ovos Mode: a Study in Folklore

Singing the prayer magen avot, the abbreviated repetition of Sabbath-eve amidah, is an old tradition which "goes back to the third century." Jewish communities in different parts of the world share the same mode for the prayer, though each community has its own variant. This mode, which, to Idelsohn, is the deepest expression of the Jewish soul, is based on an "original melodic line of Jewish folk song" and is also the foundation of various synagogue melodies (e.g. Leoni's yigdal).

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Articles in Journals

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