Music

Is Popular Culture Defining Synagogue Music

As Reform synagogues across the nation reshape their musical styles, debate continues over whether or not the changes are positive. Interviewees include Cantor Jeff Klepper (Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, IL) and Rabbi Daniel Freelander (UAHC national director of program), both of Kol B'Seder, as well as Jewish composer Michael Isaacson.

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Articles in Journals
Year: 
1996

Le traite anonyme du manuscrit hebreu 1037 de la Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris

This article is a translation and adaption of an article in Latin dealing mainly with "Musica Plana" by Yehuda ben Rabbi Yizchak. The article includes a definition of music and an explanation of the Guidonian Hand system, hexachords and mutations, the seven melodic interval, the eight modes, mensural notation, the monochord. The article describes music theory prevalent since the 12th century, it was probably written in the 14th century in Southern France.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1968

Viktor Ullmann. A brief biography and appreciation

Author

Born in Jan. 1898 in Teschen, Czechoslovakia, Ullmann studied in Vienna; in 1918-19, he was a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg. From 1920-27 he served as conducting assistant to Alexander Zemlinsky in Prague, and also worked as free-lance composer and teacher. He continued as a composer and a music critic in Theresienstadt, where he had been deported in 1942. In Oct. 1944 Ullmann was sent to his death in Auschwitz.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1979

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