Liturgical-Musical Customs at the Dawn of a New Era: Continuity and Change in Salomon Geiger’s Divrey Kehillot

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
In: 
Die Frankfurter Judengasse: Forschungen zum jüdischen Leben in der frühen Neuzeit ( Book )
Publisher: 
Societätsverlag
Place of Publication: 
Frankfurt
Year: 
2005
Languages: 
English
Country / Area: 
Germany
Tradition: 
Western Ashkenazi
Description: 

Geiger’s work testifies to the overwhelming continuity of the liturgical-musical customs of Frankfurt-am-Main, many of which reflect a hazzanut of “sound signification.” Nevertheless it also reveals change, modification and even decay of some of Frankfurt’s liturgical-musical practices. To some extent the Divrey Kehillot represents an idealized portrayal of minhag frankfurt prior to Modernity.