In early Christian sources and in Italian Sephardi synagogues a long melisma appears in the second to last logical division of each strophe. The author, who is interested in connections between Christian and Jewish liturgical singing, analyzed the following Mediterranean Christian liturgies: Benventani, Roman Catholic, Ambrosian, Galicanian, Hispanic, and Gregorian. He arranged them aesthetically which appears to be the chronological order as well. This early compositional techniques is common to both Eastern Christians and branches of the Jewish tradition and can illuminate the historic connections between them.
La place traditionnelle du melisme dans la cantillation
Articles in Books
Yuval Studies of The Jewish Music Research Centre- The Abraham Zvi Idelsohn Memorial Volume ( Book )
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
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