Yiddish

A letter to mother - A Brivele der Mamen

 Directed by Joseph Green

Classic Yiddish film from 1939 with music by Abe Ellstein. In this film music is integral to the development of the plot and in addition to the film's central melody that acts as a leitmotif throughout the film, a Passover seder is also featured and a few non-religious Yiddish songs are sung during the course of the film. 

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1939
Photo taken from the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University

Yiddish Folk Songs from Galicia

Editor

Table of Contents:
Nos 1-25: Ballads and narrative songs
26-47: Love songs
48-57: Dance songs
58-68: Courting and wedding songs
69-73: Family songs
74-77: Lullabies
78-152: Children's rhymes
153-155: Conscripts' and soldiers' songs
156-159: Artisans' and workmen's songs
160-164: Religious and national songs
167-177: Humorous and satirical songs
178-185: Songs for festivals and holidays

Material Type: 
Scores
Year: 
1971

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