Folk songs

Parallels Between the Old–French and the Jewish Song

A somewhat controversial article in which Idelsohn tries to show traces of Jewish music in French folk music. Jews settled in France in the fourth century; "they were scattered throughout the country and lived mingled with the native people" until the fourteenth century when they were expelled twice, first in 1306 and for the second time in 1394.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1933

Hebraeisch-orientalischer Melodienschatz, 09[G]: Der Volksgesang der osteuropaeischen Juden


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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.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1932

Hebraeisch-orientalischer Melodienschatz, 09[E]: Der Volksgesang der osteuropaeischen Juden [The Folk Song of the East European Jews]


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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.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1932

Hebraeisch-orientalischer Melodienschatz, [E] 1923-33 [Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Melodies]

Vols. 1-2, 6-10; Also in German (1-10) and Hebrew (vols. 1-5). Each volume contains scores of various kinds of music (liturgical and paraliturgical, as well as comparisons to music of other communities or to non-Jewish music), preceded by an introductory section about the Jews, their culture and languages, and their music (including theoretical analysis).

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1925-33

Just harmonizing in their own way': Change and reaction in Judeo-Spanish song.

The transplantation of traditional Sephardic songs to other contexts involves the potential for variations in performance that are eventually assimilated into the repertoire. The cultural profile of performers is crucial for an understanding of the nature of these changes and their acceptance in the tradition.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1993

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