The Musical Tradition of the Eastern European Synagogue: The Weekday Services

The Musical Tradition of the Eastern European Synagogue: The Weekday Services

by Sholom Kalib
     
 
This volume includes multiple renditions of every prayer, thus illustrating the broad diversity within traditional intonation of each prayer mode. In accordance with the traditional role assigned to the prayer leader of each service, renditions are presented at levels appropriate to the lay cantor (baal t'filo) as well the professional cantor (chazz'n). Liturgical

Overview

This volume includes multiple renditions of every prayer, thus illustrating the broad diversity within traditional intonation of each prayer mode. In accordance with the traditional role assigned to the prayer leader of each service, renditions are presented at levels appropriate to the lay cantor (baal t'filo) as well the professional cantor (chazz'n). Liturgical texts that were traditionally intoned by cantor and choir, or by choir alone, are also included.

Annotative commentary explains the liturgical role and character of each service and analyzes the musical content of each prayer mode within it. It also explains the techniques employed in applying the prayer mode to specific liturgical texts and how the applications reflect the literal as well as spiritual content of the texts.

This set comprises four books covering the fourteen weekday liturgical occasions, with annotated commentary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815630777
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music and Art Ser.
Edition description:
4 Book Slipcased Set
Pages:
1784
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.10(h) x 6.80(d)

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