Song of the month archive

The “Hebrew Melody” by Joseph Achron: New version for voice, violin and piano premiered in Jerusalem, January 8, 2009

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January, 2009

The widely known “Hebrew Melody” by Joseph Achron was composed in 1911 as a piece for violin, and as such it was performed in concerts of the “Society for Jewish Folk Music.” Later on, Achron returned to this work at least twice, creating new versions which are much less known. The version of 1928 is set for soprano and piano, with a Russian text written by Achron’s wife, Marie Rap-hoph Achron. It was intended to be performed by Nina Koschetz, the famous Russian soprano whose life intersected with major Russian composers such as Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev.

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Piyyutim for the High Holidays

Month: 
September, 2008

Piyyutim for the High Holidays

From the upcoming release of JMRC's-Anthology of Musical Traditions in Israel: The Historical Recordings of Haim Effendi of Turkey

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Mi-al har horev from the manuscripts of Obadiah the Proselyte

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Month: 
July, 2008

The preparation of July's song of the month was inspired by several recent inquiries regarding the musical manuscripts of Obadiah the Proselyte. The staff of the Jewish Music Research Centre hopes that the information provided in the introduction, the accompanying recordings, and the bibliography will provide a general picture regarding this interesting set of early Hebrew musical manuscripts.

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Shofet Kol Ha'aretz

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*In the photo above, Shofet kol ha'aretz, Spanish-Portuguese version. Source: Emanuel Aguilar and David Aharon de Sola, The Ancient Melodies of the Liturgy of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews. London, 1857.

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Hava Nagila

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This entry is part of an online exhibit entitled: "Hava Nagila: From Idelsohn to Belafonte & Beyond," prepared by Eva Heinstein with help from the JMRC staff. To view the exhibit in its entirety click on the link above.

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