Hebraeisch-orientalischer Melodienschatz, 02[E]: Gesaenge der babylonischen Juden [Songs of the Babylonian Jews]

Material Type: 
Books
Publisher: 
Benjamin Harz
Place of Publication: 
Berlin
Year: 
1923
Languages: 
English
Country / Area: 
Iraq
Tradition: 
Baghdadi
Description: 

Also exists in German and Hebrew. Music of Babylonian Jews (and Kurdish Jews). Includes an introductory essay on their customs, their language (in comparison to Syrian pronunciation of Hebrew), and their music (modes, motives and Arabic influence, as well as comparison of Biblical cantillation of various communities); contains some information also about the Jews of Kurdistan and their language (Aramaic).