Perspectives On Jewish Music

Perspectives On Jewish Music

by Jonathan Friedmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 073914152X

ISBN-13: 9780739141526

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Perspectives on Jewish Music presents five unique and engaging explorations of Jewish music. Areas covered include self-expression in contemporary Jewish secular music, the rise of popular music in the American synagogue, the theological requirements of the cantor, the role of women in Sephardic music and society, and the personal reflections of a leading figure in

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Perspectives on Jewish Music presents five unique and engaging explorations of Jewish music. Areas covered include self-expression in contemporary Jewish secular music, the rise of popular music in the American synagogue, the theological requirements of the cantor, the role of women in Sephardic music and society, and the personal reflections of a leading figure in American synagogue music. Its wide-ranging topics and disciplinary approaches give evidence for the centrality of music in Jewish religious and secular life, and demonstrate that Jewish music is as diverse as the Jews themselves. From these studies, readers will gain an appreciation of both what Jewish music is and what it does. This book will be useful for students, practitioners, and scholars of Jewish secular and religious music and Jewish cultural studies, as well as ethnomusicologists specializing in Jewish or religious music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739141526
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. A Tale of Four Diasporas: Case Studies on the Relevance of "Diaspora" in Contemporary American Jewish Music Chapter 4 2. The Folk and Folk/Rock Movement of the Sixties and Its Influence on the Contemporary Jewish Worship Service Chapter 5 3. Humility, Prayer, and the Cantorial Ideal Chapter 6 4. Gender and Liturgy in Music: Masculine and Feminine Forms of Language and Ritual in Sephardic Secular and Sacred Music Chapter 7 5. Trust the Process: My Life in Sacred Song

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