Piyyut

Review of recording: Pizmon

Discusses "Pizmon: Syrian-Jewish religious and social song" (Meadowlark 105, 1985) edited by Kay Kaufman Shelemay and Sarah Weiss, descriptive booklet (8 p.) by Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Sarah Weiss, and Geoffrey Goldberg. Pizmon (pizmonim, pl.) is the term employed by the Syrian Jews to denote a Hebrew song in praise of God, whose melody is borrowed.

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Articles in Journals
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1987

More Precious Than Pearls: Shbahoth - Songs of Praise in the Jewish-Babylonian tradition for General Use, Sabbaths, Festivals and Life Cycle Events

A compilation of 31 Jewish-Babylonian songs, including Hebrew texts, English translations and transliterations. 17 songs are also performed by the author (voice), Ehsan Alemam ('ud) and Waleed (tar, daff) and appear on the accompanying CD. Includes historical, social and musical background.

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Books
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2004

Kol Zimra: the Sound of Song

Dr. Musleah has authored three books. In 1973, he published “On the Banks of the Ganga, The Sojourn of Jews in Calcutta,” in which he described in detail the life and institutions of Jewish settlers from the closing years of the eighteenth, to the mid–twentieth, centuries. Derived from Indian and local Jewish sources, it is the leading record of a Jewish habitation so far into the Orient and a useful contribution to the overall understanding of Indian Jewry.

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Books
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1983

An Historical Essay on the Poets, Poetry and Melodies of the Sephardi liturgy

An introduction to a score of synagogue music and hymns, transcribed, arranged and harmonized by Emanuel Abraham Aguilar (see separated entry). The essay deals with the history of Spanish Jewish poets and their poetry, as well as the question of survival of ancient tunes and the introduction of

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Articles in Books
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1857

The Ancient Melodies of the Liturgy of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews

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Synagogue music and hymns, transcribed, arranged and harmonized by Emanuel Abraham Aguilar. Contents: Morning Hymns, Sabbath melodies and Hymns, For Feast of New year and day of Atonement, Festival Hymns, Elegies for the Ninth day of Ab, Occasional Hymns. Preceded by an essay by de Sola, on the history of Spanish Jewish poets and their poetry, as well as the question of survival of ancient tunes and the introduction of new melodies to the concerned poetry (see separated entry).

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Books
Year: 
1857

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