Jewish Music

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Ernst Bloch's "Avodath Hakodesh"
Jewish Music (1934) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 12

Ernest Bloch's latest composition, the "Avodath Hakodesh" (Sacred Service), was recently performed in Carnegie Hall. This performance, for the first time in America, was accomplished by the Schola Cantorum with the assistance of members of the Philharmonic Orchestra, and with ...

The "Sh'ma" and its Musical Setting
Jewish Music (1934) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 11

In order to conceive an appropriate musical setting befitting the Shema, it is very essential for the one undertaking the task to fully comprehend the significance in all its phases since its inception.

A New Exponent of the Hebrew Chant
Jewish Music (1934) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 9-10

The genuine Hebrew chant is probably as ancient as the first Temple, through whose halls it reverberated for centuries, or, at any rate, the second Temple, in whose days Jewish liturgical music received a definite form and fixed impress.

Divinity and Music: A Jewish Conception
Jewish Music (1934) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 7-8

The human soul, which expresses itself in religious beliefs and customs, finds a medium for the utterance of its varied impressions in music also. Moreover, even its nourishment, the human soul itself, receives from these two attributes, religiori and music.

Toward the Revaluation of the Cantorial Art
Jewish Music (1934) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 5-6

With the passing of Joseph Rosenblatt, Jewish life lost one of the few remaining possessors and examples of the real cantoreal art. With his remarkable natural vocal organ he achieved marvelous results, which very few attain, even after a life-time ...

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