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Musical Tradition of the Eastern European Synagogue

Volume 1: History and Definition

Sholom Kalib (author)

ISBN: 9780815629276

Publication Date: Dec 2001

Format: Hardback

This work collects, analyzes, and systematically presents in over 160 examples a magnificent tradition to future generations of cantors, scholars of Jewish music, and music enthusiasts worldwide. It reacquaints acculturated Jews with a largely unknown part of their heritage.
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The first exhaustive treatment of Eastern European Jewish music tracing its roots from biblical times through its zenith in the nineteenth century to its decline in the late twentieth century. Sholom Kalib has taken on the crucial task of collecting, analyzing, and systematically presenting in over 160 examples a magnificent tradition to future generations of cantors, scholars of Jewish music, and music enthusiasts worldwide. Traditionally, this body of music was a source of great strength, stability, and inspiration to Eastern European Jews amid the uncertainties and upheavals of their everyday lives. With this volume the author reacquaints acculturated Jews with a vital and largely unknown part of their heritage. Comprehensive in breadth and scope, the book will serve as a standard scholarly reference for musicians, cantors, and musicologists.
Pages 320
Dimensions 357 x 238 x 61
Date Published 31 Dec 2001
Publisher Syracuse University Press
Series Judaic Traditions in LIterature, Music, and Art
Subject/s Theory of music & musicology   Music reviews & criticism  
SHOLOM KALIB, professor of music theory and literature at Eastern Michigan University, began his career as a cantor at age eleven. He is an established author and composer.

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