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.
An indispensable tool for grasping the scope of A.Z. Idelsohn’s oeuvre. Although not covering all of his writings, it discusses in detail all Idelsohn’s major works providing also a guide to the connections between his different works and the evolution of his ideas.
The revised version of the first part of "Two Anniversaries- Two Pioneers in Jewish Ethnomusicology," Orbis Musicae, II (1973/74): 17-18. The article gives a brief survey of Idelsohn's seminal works which layed the foundations of research in Jewish music.
The article deals with the Torah reading of the Yemenites Jews of San'a and examines the structure and function of six teamim melodies used in the prayers (Torah Reading), when learning the Torah and by children in the Heder.