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Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Music

The most important anthology of Jewish music. The first five volumes contain music of Oriental Jewish communities which Idelsohn heard in Jerusalem during the years 1907-1921. The other five volumes contain music of Ashkenazi communities which Idelsohn collected from different sources. Volumes VI and VII are based on the manuscripts of the Birnbaum Collection at the Library of the Hebrew Union College Cincinnati.

Material Type: 
Scores
Year: 
1914 (vol. I), (1922-1933 (vol. II-X)

The Musical Realization of Biblical cantilation symbols (teamim) in the Jewish Yemenite Tradition

The article deals with the Torah reading of the Yemenites Jews of San'a and examines the structure and function of six teamim melodies used in the prayers (Torah Reading), when learning the Torah and by children in the Heder.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1982

A la recherche du Tonus Peregrinus dans la tradition musicale juive

The early research by B. Szabolcsi and Eric Werner assumed that the Gregorian Psalmody Tonus Peregrinus originated in the Jewish tradition. This article expands the earlier research on that topic. The connection between the Tonus Peregrinus and the Jewish tradition is not in their melodic structure but in the independant motivic units.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1968

Hebraeisch-orientalischer Melodienschatz, [G] 1914-32

10 volumes; Also in English (vols. 1-2, 6-10) and Hebrew (vols. 1-5). Each volume contains scores of various kinds of music (liturgical and paraliturgical, as well as comparisons to music of other communities or to non-Jewish music), preceded by an introductory section about the Jews, their culture and languages, and their music (including theoretical analysis).

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1914-32

Hebraeisch-orientalischer Melodienschatz, [E] 1923-33 [Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Melodies]

Vols. 1-2, 6-10; Also in German (1-10) and Hebrew (vols. 1-5). Each volume contains scores of various kinds of music (liturgical and paraliturgical, as well as comparisons to music of other communities or to non-Jewish music), preceded by an introductory section about the Jews, their culture and languages, and their music (including theoretical analysis).

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1925-33

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