Books, articles

Old Jewish Folk Music – The Collections and Writings of Moshe Beregovski

This book of reference features the writings and the works from the collecting of Yiddish songs and klezmer tunes done by the ethnomusicologist Moshe Beregovski (1892-1961) in Soviet Union …

Encounters of East and West in Music – Selected Writings

This book by the Israeli musicologist Hanoch Avenary studies several fundamental subjects, such as the music instruments of the Bible, the concept of modality in Jewish music, the parallels between synagogue and church music and Jewish folklore …

The Cantillation of the Bible – The Five Books of Moses

This documented work of 669 pages features a full study of the cantillatin of the Bible, illustrated with many musical notation …

Le Piyyut de David Hassine

This book is dedicated to David Hassine (1722-1792), one of the masters of liturgical Jewish Moroccan poetry, from which the piyyutim were known all around the world …

Le système cantilatoire de la Bible et son expression musicale dans les traditions juives des communautés méditerranéennes

A PhD by Mag Tayar, organist in the Grande Synagogue of Marseille and Doctor in musicology, dedicated to the cantillation system of the Bible in the Jewish traditions of Mediterranean cultures …

Le principe de la modulation dans le fragment babylonien d’Ur : U.7/80 (XVIIIème siècle av. J.C.) (à partir d’un instrument de l’époque non identifié : le « gis za mi »)

This study about the modulation in Babylonian in the 18th century B.C. was written by the musicologist Jean-Claude Sillamy (1932-2016), a specialist of Antique music (Sumer, Babylon, Mesopotamia…) …

Rapport entre la cantilation massorétique et la syntaxe biblique, compte tenu d’une nouvelle analyse formelle de la grammaire de la cantilation

A work of musical education by Daniel Karsenti dedicated to the study of cantillation system and the sequence of Biblical accents following the second Tiberian system …

Musical Instruments of the Bible

In this book, Jeremy Montagu uses linguistics resources, organology and ethnomusicology to classify the musical instruments in each book of the Bible and the New Testament …

The sacred Bridge (volume II)

A reference study by the musicologist and composer Eric Werner (1901-1988) about the relations between music and the liturgy of the synagogue and the church in 1st millennium of the Christian era …

Music of the Ancient Near East

Written in 1954, this book by the musicologist Claire C. J. Polin (1926-1995) features a panorama of the music of ancient civilizations from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine, Phoenicia, Syria and Abyssinia. …

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