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The JMRC mourns the death of Amnon Shiloah, Professor of Musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem...

Our new Song of the Month: Shir hama’alot - The umbilical cord between liturgical and domestic soundspheres in Ashkenazi culture.

Three senior researchers of the JMRC will present their work at the 18th Congress of Sephardic Studies in Madrid...

Book launch of Music in Antiquity (Yuval, vol. 8) at the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem on June 28, 2014. 

The cultural association RONDA SEGOVIANA from Segovia, Spain has awarded the 13th European Prize in Folklore named after AGAPITO MARZUELA to Dr. Susana Weich-Shahak...

We are glad to announce that a new volume of "Yuval – Studies of the Jewish Music Research Center" appeared on March 2014 as a joint publication of the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem and the JMRC...

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Song Of The Month

From the manuscript: Yokev, Ben Me'ir. Seder Birkat Ha-Mazon. Frankfurt am Main, 1824.
Examples A: Sukkoth [Lulawschütteln melody]

Sound example A: Shir hama'alot for Sukkoth. Sung by: Beno Weiss, Frankfurt- New York. Independent recording, Y 7359 side B in the National Sound Archives (No Date).

Score example A: The melody of Sukkoth set to the "Hodu" section of Hallel for Shaharit of Sukkoth. The lulav was shaken while these words were said therefore this melody was called Lulawschütteln [Germ. shaking the lulav]. Here as sung in Frankfurt am Main in 1912.

Source: Selig Scheuermann, Die gottesdienstlichen Gesaenge für das Ganze Jahr. Frankfurt a M.: Verlag J. Kauffmann. 1912. p. 33.