Piyyut

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).

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1857

Musical Notations of Zemirot (Sabbath Table Songs) in an Eighteenth Century Manuscript at the Prague National Library

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The article describes a manuscript from the Birnbaum Collection which may date from before the middle of the 18th century. Examples of the Zemirot (Shabbat songs) contained in the Ms, are presented alongside their deciphered texts.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1998

Hebrew Hymn Tunes: the Rise and Development of a Musical Tradition - annotated examples of music written over a Span of Eight Centuries (נעימות פיוטים, דרכיה של מסורת מוסיקלית)

Fifteen chants of various times and counties transcribed and discussed by one of the most eminent scholars of Jewish music. The book contains two melodies by Obadiah the Proselyte.

Material Type: 
Scores
Year: 
1971

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