The book includes Edel's unfinished autobiography notes which he has written under the title "I was a singing teacher." These notes concern Edel's life and work and some of his educational thought. The book also contains eulogies and descriptions of Edel's life written by his friends and colleagues, and a list of his compositions. This book is the only elaborate source of information concerning Edel's life and work. It was published posthumously by his niece Gila Uriel.
"These notes were jotted down by the eminent composer in 1927. We are indebted to his widow, Mrs. Marie Achron, for the opportunity to publish them. They should be of interest to all lovers of Jewish music."