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Annotated references to other important Jewish music
Last update: 04 January 2006
for other online resources related to chazzanut. They
have an e-mail discussion
Visit the Klezmer Shack
for 'world music from a Jewish slant.' They feature a very active
Home of Winston Weilheimer's online chazzanut
with an associated chazzanut discussion
The online Jewish
Exchange radio station, with many genres of Jewish music.
Visit the Jewish Music WebCenter
for a comprehensive directory of Jewish music resources on the
Internet. Roger Harris
also has an extensive collection of relevant links.
Zemerl is the first
comprehensive database of Jewish music on the Internet, created by Inna
features a very large collection of Hebrew song lyrics, maintained by
Aura Levin Lipski. Chazzanut Online has a collection of singable translations of Hebrew songs.
The Kol Tefilah choir features some nice audio examples and notes regarding
the collection of traditional prayer recitatives.
of the London Jewish Male choir.
Josh Sharfman has recorded an Eastern Ashkenazi nusach of more or less
the whole year. He made it available on his website virtualcantor.com in no less
than 725 MP3 tracks!
A full page of midi transcriptions of Italian
Spanish and Portuguese synagogue music. A page
which presents many beautiful tunes from this tradition in midi format.
Seder Hazanoet presents mp3 recordings of this
tradition, and a clip of the Portuguese choir "Santo Servicio."
Chazzanut Online also has some original Portuguese midis and scores.
Chazzanut Online's section with wedding music,
and a section with miscellaneous pieces.
Peretz Weizman recorded some of the Passover seider
which are online available as mp3s.
Website of the association of
French cantors with many nice recordings. Of special interest
is the integral recording of Megilat Esther by
In the same tradition is Site Aschkenaze,
a French site with mp3 recordings of many traditional yekish tunes.
Jonathan Bloom also has some cantorial
online as well as the card catalogue of the Tel-Aviv cantorial institute.
MP3 files containing extensive home recordings by the
Lithuanian chazzan Borekh Leyzer Peretz, made in New York somewhere in
to the Freedman collection of Jewish music.
613.org feautures Real Audio
of the friday evening service, kiddush, zemirot, grace after meals,
as well as recordings
of concerts by Reb Shlomo Carlebach, Robert Brody and others. Last but
not least some recordings
of Pesach tunes.
of selections from the shabbat mussaf service by
Recordings of selections
from the Friday night service, Shabbat morning and Haftarah by Michelle
Beautiful site developed by ORT, on which the Torah is chanted verse by verse
according to the Eastern European tradition. Click the speaker symbols
next to the verses to hear. Also available are notated and chanted
examples of the individual cantillation
patterns. Eliezer Segal has a page with midi
renderings. Dave Curtis has a page with midi renderings of the Western European
tradition, as used in Britain. Helmut Richter explains the grammatical background
of the cantillation marks.
Max Synagogue is a
fascinating computer program that sings the entire Jewish Bible by
computer speech synthesis, according to many different Jewish
traditions. Available online is a detailed overview of the grammatical
pronunciation rules used, notation of some of the musical traditions
used, and a bibliography for further research.
Description of rare Jewish music
manuscripts and prints
available at the Library of Congress.
Prof. Edwin Seroussi's Jewish
Music Research Center, featuring a thesaurus of Jewish music.
You can listen to three beautiful High Holy
Days songs, sung by the JTS Cantors Institute Choir, together with
The famous re-issues of classical chazzanut collections (Lewandowski,
Sulzer, Baer, etc.), by the Sacred
The 12-volume Jewish
Encyclopedia from 1906 is now freely available online.
Entries of interest:
of cantorial 78 rpm records.
A detailed description of some of the
special music collections
available at the JTS Library.
The Milken Archive, an
undertaking to record, preserve and distribute a cross-section of
American Jewish music from the past 350 years.
Rozhinke Retreat, a series of
workshops aimed at living reproduction of Cantorial art.
Some sheet music
used at Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto.
Several arrangements of Hebrew
and Yiddish songs with easy piano parts.
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