Zemirot Zevulun

Kwartin’s improvisations on traditional synagogue melodies were recorded and transcribed for the three volume collection, Zemirot Zevulun, which was released in two parts; the first two volumes in 1928 and a supplementary volume T’fillot Zevulun in 1938. The collection includes complete musical liturgy for weekday Minchah, Maariv, Kabbalat Shabbat, Shaharit and Musaf.

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The Concept of Mode in European Synagogue Chant

The article deals with research of the "Adonai Malach" Steiger using 30 melodies representing an existing tradition. "Adonai Malach"'s scale, motives, the motives' function, placement and the Steiger's "ethos" are all examined. The Steiger proves to be an extraordinary phenomenon in European music but there is an obvious similarity to the melodic structure of Eastern music in the past and present.

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Articles in Books

The practice of music as an expression of religious philosophy among the East-Ashkenazi Jews

Special issue on Jewish music Establishing a conceptual framework for the discussion of the liturgical music of the East Ashkenazi Jews cannot apply the commonly accepted notions of prayer, speech, sacred, music, and art as separate categories.

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Articles in Journals