The cantor, or chazan : vehicle of synagogal chant

Jacques Arnold

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At the time when the divine cult was held in the Temple of Jerusalem, the Levites were in charge of the musical and vocal accompaniment. They sang canticles during the ceremonies.



Since the destruction of the Temple, the divine service "moved" to the synagogue.
The daily prayers and those of holidays are recited under the leadership of the cantor - assistant to the congregation, in its various exiles.

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Learn more on the symposium and concerts of the 3rd edition of Vox Aurea-Via Sacra dedicated to sacred Jewish music.

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  • Le hazzan : vecteur du chant synagogal - Jacques ARNOLD

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