Shirei Eretz Israel

"Next Year" in "Jerusalem of Gold": The contribution of the Israeli music to the music of the world

This paper describes the interrelations between the Israeli music and the music of other countries, the give and take relations. Three Israeli famous songs are used as an example: “Tsena Tsena” (Come Out), “Yerushalaim Shel Zahav”(Jerusalem of Gold) and “Bashana Haba’ah” (Next Year), their entrance into the music of other countries, and the modifications that happened while changing their “citizenship”.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals

שירי ארץ ישראל? Songs of the Land of Israel?

The genre “Songs of the Land of Israel“ is considered as the "folk" music of Israel. This repertoire, unlike most other folk music cultures, has developed mainly in the 20th century and consists of composed songs. Nevertheless, it complies with some of the characteristics conventionally attributed to "folk" music: It exists as an oral tradition and it is typically consumed in the framework of "Shira be-tzibbur" (communal singing).

Material Type: 
Articles in Books

Nathan Shahar

Arranger, composer, conductor and musicologost

Natan Shachar began his academic studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he studied economics and international relations. In those years he also studied at the Rubin Academy of Music. Until he began studying musicology, Natan Shachar was famous as a music teacher, conductor of choirs, and songwriter. Among the songs he composed were songs that won first prizes at various music festivals.

1937- 2021