Hosha'na Rabbah in Casale Monferrato 1732.
Works from the 18th century repertory of the communities of Amsterdam: cantatas and choral works; and Casale Monferrato: A Musical Ceremony for Hosha'na Rabbah, from 1732.
1 CD, accompanied by Hebrew and English program notes and texts. Selections of liturgical music of various Jewish communities in Italy, recorded originally by the Italian Jewish ethnomusicologist Leo Levi (1912-1982) from original sources. Contents: prayers, cantillation and hymns for Sabbath, High holidays, festivals, Hannukah, Purim; Songs and hymns for Birth, circumcision and wedding.
A critical edition of a musical ceremony for the festival of Hosha'ana Rabbah from the Italian Jewish community of Casale Monferato (1732), found in Ms. Ginzburg 807 at the Lenin State Library in Moscow. Score for 5-6 voices, strings and oboes. Includes liturgical texts and the cantata "Dove in the Clefts of the Rock". The score is preceded by a historical introduction and a facsimile edition of the original Hebrew libretto.
Soft cover. Orchestral parts available on rental.
This recording presents traditional instrumental solo improvisations performed by Arab and Jewish musicians in Israel. All but one of the taqasim (=pl. form of taqsim, the genre of Middle Eastern instrumental improvisation) are in mainstream urban style, a pan-Middle Eastern style that owes its existence largely to Egyptian musical trends and the Arabic mass media. The cassette is accompanied by a booklet with program notes in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.