This bibliography outlines a range of published works concerning various aspects of Yiddish song, particularly folk song. (This selection has been distilled from a larger bibliography compiled as part of Abbi Wood's PhD research.)
This rare recording of one of the last surviving singers of the Maftirim choir (Edirne, Turkey), Samuel Benaroya, documents a mostly unrecorded tradition dating from the 17th century of Hebrew & sacred poems set to Ottoman classic music. Recorded by Moshe Kirschbaum, annotated by Edwin Seroussi.
A collection of life-cycle songs: birth, circumcision, wedding etc., sung in Ladino. All songs were recorded, transcribed and annotated by Susana Weich-Shahak. The CD accompanies a book of the same title, by the above editor (Yuval Music Series, vol. 1, 1989). 1st edition (1989) was published as a cassette.
1 CD, accompanied by Hebrew and English program notes and texts. Selections of liturgical music of various Jewish communities in Italy, recorded originally by the Italian Jewish ethnomusicologist Leo Levi (1912-1982) from original sources. Contents: prayers, cantillation and hymns for Sabbath, High holidays, festivals, Hannukah, Purim; Songs and hymns for Birth, circumcision and wedding.
An introduction to the folk songs of the Judeo-Spanish speaking Jewish communities of northern Morocco. The book contains the music and full Judeo-Spanish text (with English and Hebrew annotations) of fifty songs for circumcision and childhood, Bar-Mitzvah, courtship and marriage, death and mourning songs. Accompanied by a CD, catalogued separately: Judeo-Spanish Moroccan Songs for the Life Cycle.