La place traditionnelle du melisme dans la cantillation

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
In: 
Yuval Studies of The Jewish Music Research Centre- The Abraham Zvi Idelsohn Memorial Volume ( Book )
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1986
Series: 
Yuval Studies
Volume: 
5
Pages: 
265-291
Languages: 
French
Country / Area: 
Europe
Description: 

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.