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La transmission orale de la Mishnah: Une methode d'analyse appliquee a la tradition d'Alep

A pioneer study of the chanting of the Mishnah, the Jewish Oral Law, by the Jews of Aleppo in Syria. This monograph, inspired by the studies of ethnolinguistics, presents a methodological model for the study of oral traditions of chanting sacred texts with diverse types of sound patterns ranging from speech to full-fledged melody.

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Books
Year: 
1990

Hebrew Psalmody: a Structural Investigation

The tradition of singing the Psalms according to a specific set of masoretic accents (ta'ame emet) had been considered nearly forgotten. However, on the basis of the oral renditions of Psalms performed by North African and Middle Eastern Jews in liturgical and non-liturgical contexts that have survived until the present, this monograph maintains that many aspects of the system of cantillation according to masoretic accents was kept alive in actual practice.

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Books
Year: 
1992

Gesaenge de Juden auf der Insel Djerba (Posthumous Works, II)

The original German version of the epoch-making monograph by Robert Lachmann (published originally in 1942 in English without musical examples and photographs) on the musical culture of the venerable Jewish community from the Island of Djerba, off the southern coast of Tunisia. Reaching far beyond this specific case, which served Lachmann as a kind of pilot project, the book has become a model that scholars may find applicable to other issues in ethnomusicology.

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Books
Year: 
1978

Preliminary thoughts toward the study of music without clear beat: the example of 'flowing rhythm' in Jewish nusah

Attempts to conceptualize and illustrate the problem of rhythmic structures without a clear beat, that is, structures which are commonly called free or flowing rhythm. A theoretical framework is proposed for the analysis and transcription of such music.

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Articles in Journals
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Spring-Summer 1993

Transcription de la pulsation, de la metrique et du "rhythme libre" [Transcription of the pulse, meter, and "free rhythm"]

Collection title: Cahiers de musiques traditionnelles. XII (1999): Noter la musique Analyzes in detail two examples of transcription of monophonic music with complex rhythmic strata that interact in subtle and fluid ways: , a partially improvised Hungarian traditional song of the genre practiced chiefly in Transylvania, and the benediction section of the , an Ashkenazi prayer celebrating the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt.

Material Type: 
Articles in Journals
Year: 
1999

Musik Macht Frei: Choral Music Composed and Performed in the Nazi Concentration Camps, 1938-44

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Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Documents the formation and use of prisoner choirs in concentration camps and ghettos, with particular focus on the singers in Theresienstadt. Includes transcriptions of several songs composed in the camps.

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Books
Year: 
2001

Sefer Hanigunim

175 Hassidic songs, some with words, transcribed and arranged by Weisser. Also contains Chabad version of torah cantillation as notated by Weisser.

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Scores
Year: 
1948

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