Vocal

The Multiple Voices of American Klezmer

Author

Since the 1970s, klezmer has undergone a revival and radical transformation. Originally a European Jewish music, klezmer is now a staple of the world music scene. Although the fusion of instrumental and vocal genres under a single musical umbrella is a significant marker of change between the Old World and revived klezmer repertories, the extension of the boundaries of the klezmer repertory to encompass vocal material has largely been overlooked by practitioners and scholars.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
2007

Symphony no. 3

Composer

Symphony in d/F–D, Alto solo, women’s vv, boys’ vv, and orchestra The text in the 4th movement is from F. Nietzsche: Also sprach Zarathustra; movt 5 text (Es sungen drei Engel) from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Material Type: 
Scores
Year: 
(c) 1996

Zemirot Zevulun

Kwartin’s improvisations on traditional synagogue melodies were recorded and transcribed for the three volume collection, Zemirot Zevulun, which was released in two parts; the first two volumes in 1928 and a supplementary volume T’fillot Zevulun in 1938. The collection includes complete musical liturgy for weekday Minchah, Maariv, Kabbalat Shabbat, Shaharit and Musaf.

Material Type: 
Scores
Year: 
1928

Remarks concerning the Use of the Melograph in Ethnomusicological Studies

The article lists conclusions with regard to the use of the melograph for ethnomusicological studies based on analysis of Arab and Allepo vocalists. The conclusions are many one is that the melograph should be used for analysis and not to assist performance. Another is that the information received from the Melograph helps to describe intonation and note changes in the pitch level and rhythm.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1968

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