La Galana: A Very Old-New Sephardic Song 

The 78rpm recordings that are still emerging from archives around the world offer unique vistas on past musical cultures. These findings show the extent to which repertoires of traditional music have evolved in the century or more since commercial recordings became a widespread product. Notably, the old recordings show, among many other matters, that widely popular songs from the turn of the 20th century are absent from late 20th century revivalist trends of these same repertoires. The Ladino or Judeo-Spanish song repertoire is an exemplary example of this phenomenon.

Towards a Typology of the Judeo-Spanish Folksong: Gerineldo and the Romance Model

Tamar Alexander-Frizer
Isaac Benabu
Yaacov Ghelman
Ora Schwartwald
Susana Weich-Shahak

Persistence and Transformation of a Sephardi - Penitential Hymn under Changing Environmental Conditions

Hanoch Avenary

Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Music

The most important anthology of Jewish music. The first five volumes contain music of Oriental Jewish communities which Idelsohn heard in Jerusalem during the years 1907-1921. The other five volumes contain music of Ashkenazi communities which Idelsohn collected from different sources. Volumes VI and VII are based on the manuscripts of the Birnbaum Collection at the Library of the Hebrew Union College Cincinnati.

Material Type: 
1914 (vol. I), (1922-1933 (vol. II-X)