Originally published in 1895, this collection was re-printed by the Sacred Music Press as part of the Out of print classics series of synagogue music. It includes music for the Neilah Service on Yom Kippur set for solo and mixed chorus.
Originally published in 1901, this collection was re-printed by the Sacred Music Press as part of the Out of print classics series of synagogue music. It includes music for the Kabbalat Shabbat service set for solo, mixed chorus and organ.
Gershon Sirota was born in 1874 in Podolia, where his father officiated as the village cantor. As a boy, Sirota frequently assisted his father in leading services at the local synagogue. At the age of 13, Sirota went to visit his grandparents in Odessa and was hired to lead services at the local Bet Hamedrash (small house of prayer), where his grandfather was a member. The board of trustees, and other music professionals in attendance, were taken aback by the young boy’s talent.
Born in Uman, also know as 'Bezalel Odesser.' Served as cantor in Odessa for about thirty-five years, later moving to Jerusalem. His compositions (notated by his students) achieved great popularity and had a strong influence on synagogue music.