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Hebrew Hymn Tunes: the Rise and Development of a Musical Tradition - annotated examples of music written over a Span of Eight Centuries (נעימות פיוטים, דרכיה של מסורת מוסיקלית)

Fifteen chants of various times and counties transcribed and discussed by one of the most eminent scholars of Jewish music. The book contains two melodies by Obadiah the Proselyte.

Material Type: 
Scores
Year: 
1971

Viktor Ullmann. A brief biography and appreciation

Author

Born in Jan. 1898 in Teschen, Czechoslovakia, Ullmann studied in Vienna; in 1918-19, he was a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg. From 1920-27 he served as conducting assistant to Alexander Zemlinsky in Prague, and also worked as free-lance composer and teacher. He continued as a composer and a music critic in Theresienstadt, where he had been deported in 1942. In Oct. 1944 Ullmann was sent to his death in Auschwitz.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1979

Hebrew Writings Concerning Music in Manuscripts and Printed Books from Geonic Times up to 1800

Author

An annotated compilation of texts in Hebrew characters (Aramaic, Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic) on the theory, technique, philosophy, and ethics of music from early medieval to early modern periods. The texts are independent bibliographic units, chapters or sections from larger works about other subjects. Each text is superbly edited with references to its sources and a bibliography. Includes detailed indices that assist in cross relating the different texts.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1975

Problems in the Study of Jewish Music

Author

Surveys problems in the research of Jewish music, from historical and methodological points of view, and suggests ways of improvement. It is an extract of the opening keynote address to the one of the most ecumenical congresses on Jewish music held after WWII. It delineates the future challenges of the field, with emphasis on the assembly of documentation. It does not problematize Jewish music but takes it for granted.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1982

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