The Jewish Music Companion (includes companion CD)

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Velvel Pasternak,
a noted ethnomusicologist, has worked to capture and transmit the musical traditions of world Jewish communities. The Jewish Music Companion is dedicated to those topics that represent the broad panorama of Jewish music. 

Written in an easily understandable manner, the book is comprised of four sections: An Historical Overview, Jewish Music Artists, Annotated Folksongs, and Appendix. Transcriptions of music with chords are included as well as a CD with 14 selections representing the spectrum of Jewish folksongs.

Content List

Part 1 A Short, Historical Overview Abraham Zvi Idelsohn Israeli Folk Song
Biblical Chant Debbie Friedman Ladino Folk Songs
Dancing Ernest Bloch Music of Modzitz
From the Profane to the Holy Giora Feidman Yiddish Folk Song
Kol Nidre Itzhak Perlman Z’mirot
Rabbinic Attitude Towards Music Jan Peerce Part 4 Appendix
Salamone Rossi Joel Engel A Basic Jewish Music Library
Sources of Music in the Bible Josef Rosenblatt Badchonim
Synagogue Song 16th-18th Century Leonard Bernstein Bakashot
The Golden Age of Cantors Louis Lewandowski Congregational Singing
The Musical Instruments of the Temple Mordechai Gebirtig Glossary
The Synagogue Precentor Richard Tucker Jewish Artists
The Temple Chorus Shlomo Carlebach Klezmorim
The Temple Service Solomon Sulzer Neo-Hasidic Song
Wandering Minstrels Part 3 From the Repertoire Selected Artists
Part 2 Music Personalities Chabad Nigunim The Value of Song
Abraham Goldfaden Hasidic Song Yemenite Diwan

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