Songs

The Spanish and the Sephardic Romances: Musical links

A comparative study of Spanish romances (extant in 16th-c. Spanish polyphonic sources) and Sephardic romances. Textual and musical concordances are provided for romances from the two repertoires. This study represents the first discovery of melodic similarities between the two repertoires.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1988

The Performance of the Judeo-Spanish Repertoire

The Present study deals with (i) the performance of the Judeo-Spanish repertoire maintained until today by the Sephardi Jews from two main areas of their Diaspora - the eastern Mediterranean (the Ottoman area, later Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, and Yugoslavia), and the western Mediterranean (Morocco), (ii) the performance of the secular and paraliturgical Sephardi repertoire sung in Judeo-Spanish.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1997

"Family Resemblance" and variability in the Sephardic Romancero: A methodological Approach to Variantal Comparison

The corpus of Judeo-Spanish ballads presents a unique case study of stability and change in oral tradition. On the one hand it is a living testimony to the jews' preservation of the Spanish Romance tradition after their expulsion from Spain in 1942; on the other, by absorbing since then so many new stylistic features, it has evolved into a genuine repertoire quite distinct from that of the late Medieval Spanish Romancero, its ancestral counterpart.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1993

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