Self-Revelation and the Law- Arnold Schoenberg in his religious works

Arnold Schoenberg's religious works serve as chapters in his own spiritual biography. the late twelve tone musicla style is apparent in his piece "Jacob's ladder". In his piece "kol Nidre" his return to traditional tonality and his choice of the topic reveal his deep personal interest in the Jew who left his religion and aspires to return to it.

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Articles in Books

The Mogen Ovos Mode: a Study in Folklore

Singing the prayer magen avot, the abbreviated repetition of Sabbath-eve amidah, is an old tradition which "goes back to the third century." Jewish communities in different parts of the world share the same mode for the prayer, though each community has its own variant. This mode, which, to Idelsohn, is the deepest expression of the Jewish soul, is based on an "original melodic line of Jewish folk song" and is also the foundation of various synagogue melodies (e.g. Leoni's yigdal).

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Schire Beth Adonai

Three volume collection of synagogue compositions: The first two volumes are liturgical choral compositions. The third volume, titled Schire Schelomo, contains chants and settings composed by Hirsch Weintraub's father, Salomon Weintraub (Kashtan).

The first edition, under the same name, which did not include "Schire Schlomo", was published in Koenigsberg in 1865.

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