Now available from Syracuse University Press
THE MUSICAL TRADITION OF THE EASTERN EUROPEAN SYNAGOGUE
VOLUME 2: THE WEEKDAY SERVICES
By Sholom Kalib
Provides the most comprehensive coverage to date of the intonation of prayers of all services of the Jewish calendar year, except those of the Sabbath and Biblically ordained holidays.
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 as 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 modes 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.
SHOLOM KALIB, professor emeritus of Eastern Michigan University, has been a practicing cantor for over fifty years.
ALSO AVAILABLE: THE MUSICAL TRADITION OF THE EASTERN EUROPEAN SYNAGOGUE
Volume 1: History and Definition
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