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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
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1923

Towards an interdisciplinary study of Jewish oral traditions

An approach to Jewish linguistic, cultural, and musical traditions that would explicitly integrate their multifaceted oral dimensions is advocated. Such an interdisciplinary approach would yield many benefits for the individual areas of study. Examples of the approach are given.

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Articles in Books
Year: 
1996

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.

 

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Books
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1989

Musical Notations of Zemirot (Sabbath Table Songs) in an Eighteenth Century Manuscript at the Prague National Library

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The article describes a manuscript from the Birnbaum Collection which may date from before the middle of the 18th century. Examples of the Zemirot (Shabbat songs) contained in the Ms, are presented alongside their deciphered texts.

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Articles in Journals
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1998

Hebrew Writings Concerning Music in Manuscripts and Printed Books from Geonic Times up to 1800

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An annotated compilation of texts in Hebrew characters (Aramaic, Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic) on the theory, technique, philosophy, and ethics of music from early medieval to early modern periods. The texts are independent bibliographic units, chapters or sections from larger works about other subjects. Each text is superbly edited with references to its sources and a bibliography. Includes detailed indices that assist in cross relating the different texts.

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Books
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1975

Problems in the Study of Jewish Music

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Surveys problems in the research of Jewish music, from historical and methodological points of view, and suggests ways of improvement. It is an extract of the opening keynote address to the one of the most ecumenical congresses on Jewish music held after WWII. It delineates the future challenges of the field, with emphasis on the assembly of documentation. It does not problematize Jewish music but takes it for granted.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1982

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