Cantors - Hazzanim

Tonality and Motivic Interrelationships in the Performance Practice of Nusach


The article presents several case studies in which the application of concepts and tools of music theory and analysis of Ashkenazi liturgical music may apply to the performance practice of this discipline. The first section explores the scalar aspects of the Ahavah Rabbah mode and its symbiosis with the minor scale, and the implications of this similarity on the practicum, especially in the use of congregational tunes.

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