Songs

George Gershwin's songbook: Influences of Jewish music, ragtime and Jazz

Doctoral dissertation (University of Kentucky. The 18 piano transcriptions in the "George Gershwin song-book" reflect Gershwin's abilities as a pianist and his fascination with the early 20th music. In America's melting-pot of cultures, the influences of ragtime, jazz and traditional Jewish music may be found. Gershwin wrote for the piano in a remarkable free fresh and innovative fashion. Improvisations as a genre and not as a style are brilliantly captured in this opus.

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Books
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1989

More Precious Than Pearls: Shbahoth - Songs of Praise in the Jewish-Babylonian tradition for General Use, Sabbaths, Festivals and Life Cycle Events

A compilation of 31 Jewish-Babylonian songs, including Hebrew texts, English translations and transliterations. 17 songs are also performed by the author (voice), Ehsan Alemam ('ud) and Waleed (tar, daff) and appear on the accompanying CD. Includes historical, social and musical background.

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Books
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2004

An Historical Essay on the Poets, Poetry and Melodies of the Sephardi liturgy

An introduction to a score of synagogue music and hymns, transcribed, arranged and harmonized by Emanuel Abraham Aguilar (see separated entry). The essay deals with the history of Spanish Jewish poets and their poetry, as well as the question of survival of ancient tunes and the introduction of

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Articles in Books
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1857

The Ancient Melodies of the Liturgy of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews

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Synagogue music and hymns, transcribed, arranged and harmonized by Emanuel Abraham Aguilar. Contents: Morning Hymns, Sabbath melodies and Hymns, For Feast of New year and day of Atonement, Festival Hymns, Elegies for the Ninth day of Ab, Occasional Hymns. Preceded by an essay by de Sola, on the history of Spanish Jewish poets and their poetry, as well as the question of survival of ancient tunes and the introduction of new melodies to the concerned poetry (see separated entry).

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Books
Year: 
1857

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

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