CATALOG 180: JEWISH MUSIC: IMPORTANT WORKS AND SCHOLARSHIP

 

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Nr. 3. Rosenblatt, Josef. SHOMER ISRAEL. New York; Jewish War Orphans Fund of the Joint Distribution Committee of The American Funds For Jewish War Sufferers, 1921.

 

 

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  1. (Szold, Henrietta) Herman Hollander, Mrs.; Alex Podnos. HADASSAH: DAUGHTERS OF ZION. Washington, DC; Capitol Music, 1929. Original Wraps. 4to. 5 pages. 32 cm. First edition. Lyric by Mrs. Herman Hollander; music by Alex Podnos. Front matter on the foundation of Hadassah, entitled Henrietta Szold, written by Sarah Kussy. Subjects: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America - Songs and music. OCLC lists 2 copies. Spine repair, light tears along edges, wraps soiled, otherwise fresh. Good - condition. (MUSIC-3-5) (ID #33246) $200.00.
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  3. Kitziger, Frederick E. SHIRE YEHUDAH = SONGS OF JUDAH: A COLLECTION OF SACRED SONGS FOR SOLI AND CHORUSES WITH ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT FOR SABBATH MORNING AND EVENING SERVICES: SECOND VOLUME. New Orleans; Fred. E. Kitziger, 1891. Original boards. 4to. 202 pages. 30 cm. First edition. Composed and published by Fred E. Kitziger, organist of the Touro Synagogue. Singerman 3677. Second Volume, a total of four volumes were published (1888-1899) . Contains front advertisement matter containing testimonials, of interest concerning the widespread use of Shire Yehudah throughout the United States. Attractive hand laid and drawn music notation. Bound in original blue boards with pastedown gilt title. Frederick Emil Kitziger (1844–1903) “A widely known composer of liturgical music for the early Reform movement, Frederick Kitziger served as organist and musical director for multiple New Orleans-area synagogues in the late 19th century. … Together, the four volumes of Shire Yehudah contain 347 settings for Sabbath and High Holy Day services. Especially in the first two volumes, Kitziger selected prayer texts from the various prayerbooks then in use among Reform and Reform-leaning synagogues in America—chiefly, Isaac Mayer Wise’s Minhag America (1856), in which Hebrew is prominent, with English and, to a lesser extent, German playing secondary roles; and David Einhorn’s Olath Tamid (the first part also 1856), which favors English. Kitziger may also have relied for some settings on two other prayerbooks current in American Reform services that are known to have been used in New Orleans as well: Benjamin Szold and Marcus Jastrow’s Avodath Yisrael and another by Adolph Huebsch, who also compiled a hymnal, with text in German, adapted to preexisting tunes. In some instances Kitziger even provided optional settings of prayers according to different versions or inclusions in the various prayerbooks. Obviously, this rendered his music usable by a larger number of congregations than would have been the case had it been modeled on any single prayerbook. … Kitziger’s own sales records indicate that by the end of the century Shire Yehudah had been purchased by synagogues (presumably Reform) in thirty-seven states. There were apparently sales to Canada, England, and even Germany, although it is difficult to gauge the actual usage abroad. In New Orleans, Kitziger’s music enjoyed regular and extensive use, and much of it found its way into the regular repertoire of major synagogues elsewhere in the South. Certain settings became standard in Reform worship throughout the United States. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Synagogue music - Sabbath services. Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with organ - Scores. Synagogue music - United States - New Orleans. OCLC lists 8 copies. Light wear to boards, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-47) (ID #33232) $500.00.
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  5. Rosenblatt, Josef. SHOMER ISRAEL. New York; Jewish War Orphans Fund of the Joint Distribution Committee of The American Funds For Jewish War Sufferers, 1921.Original Wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. English and transliterated Hebrew words. For voice and piano. "Dedicated to and for the benefit of Jewish War Orphans' Fund. " Title page and verso of title page illustrated, with multiple portraits. Wraps printed in blue and brown ink. Music by Cantor Joseph Rosenblatt. Yossele Rosenblatt (1882–1933) “Known today as the quintessential virtuoso hazzan, Yossele Rosenblatt achieved virtually unparalleled fame as a cantor, serving important cantorial posts in Europe and New York, and recording and touring extensively to enthusiastic audiences. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Joint Distribution Committee of the American Funds for Jewish War Suffers. Jewish War Orphans' Fund. OCLC lists one copy (Natl Libr Israel) . Wraps loose, institutional stamp on second page, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-4) (ID #33245) $200.00.
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  7. (Yinglish) Alexander Olshanetsky; Jacob Jacobs. A YIDDISH MEIDEL DARF A YIDDISHEN BOY = A IDISH MEYDEL DARF A IDISHEN BOY. New York; Trio, 1927. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Parallel title on cover in Yiddish. From musical comedy: A nakht in Kalifornya (romanized) . In romanized Yiddish. Words in Yiddish on p. [4] of cover. 'A Yiddish girl needs to have a Yiddish boy. ' A Yidish Meidel Darf a Yidishen Boy, Duet, Sung by A. Lebedeff and Bella Mysell. Lyrics by J. Jacobs, Music by A. Olshanetsky. Wraps printed in blue ink, text primarily in Yiddish, with four photographs of Bella Meizel, Lebedev, Jacobs, and Olshanetsky; A Night in California, now playing at Goldberg & Jacobs National Theatre, Houston St. & 2nd Ave. Harry Katz, Gen. Mgr. Rear wrap contains lyrics of song in Yiddish, and list of cast of characters, acts, and scenes, from the play, in Yiddish and English. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Yiddish Theatre. OCLC lists one copy (HUC) . Light wear to wraps, light soiling to edges, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. Rare imprint from the classic Yiddish Musical period! (MUSIC-3-56) (ID #33300) $200.00.
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  9. Beregovskii, Moisei; Itzik Fefer. YIDISHE FOLKS-LIDER. Kiev; Ukrmelukhenatsmindfarlag, 1938. Original Cloth. 4to. 530 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. 'Yiddish Folk-Songs'. Unaccompanied melodies for one voice or unison chorus; Yiddish and romanized Yiddish words. Published Kiev, Melukhe-farlag far di natsyonale minderhaytn in U. S. S. R. A collaborative effort between the Soviet Yiddish poet Itsik Fefer and the important Soviet Jewish ethnomusicologist Moshe Beregovski (1892–1961) . A collection of 244 Yiddish folk songs and 52 instrumental pieces. “Beregovskii founded the Commission for Jewish Folk Music Research at the Department of Jewish Culture of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. From 1929 to 1949, he headed the Cabinet for Jewish Musical Folklore in the ethnographic section of the Institute of Jewish Proletarian Culture in Kiev (reorganized in 1936 into the Cabinet for Research on Jewish Literature, Language, and Folklore), at which he founded the Archives for Jewish Folk Music. From 1929 to 1947, Beregovskii collected Jewish folklore in Ukraine, making 2, 000 field recordings on 700 phonograph cylinders during his expeditions to the regions of Kiev, Odessa, Nikolaev (Ukr, Mikolayiv), Dnepropetrovsk (Dnipropetrovs’k), Zaporozh’e (Zaporizhzhya), and Vinnitsa (Vinnytsya) as well as to Galicia. He also cataloged phonocylinders from the archives of the An-ski expedition and the Engel and Kisselgof collections, making music and text transcriptions for many of them. … Beregovskii’s work raised the level of Jewish ethnomusicology to the highest standards of scholarship. His contributions constitute the cornerstone of all serious study of East European vernacular musical traditions. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) . Attractively bound in yellow cloth with silver gilt title, attractive title page printed in red, green, black ink. Subjects: Folk songs, Yiddish. Jews - Soviet Union – Music. OCLC lists 29 copies. Backstrip starting, light soiling to cloth, light bumping to edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-21) (ID #33205) $200.00.
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  11. Elzas, Barnett A. A TRIUMPH OF TOLERANCE: THE NOTABLE CONTEST OVER THE ORGAN IN THE SYNAGOGUE. No Place (Charleston?) No Publisher (The Author?), Ca. 1903? Original Wrappers. 8vo. [4] pages. 24 cm. Subtitle: “Judge Butler’s Opinion in the Case of the State Against Ancker, ‘One of the Landmarks in the History of Reform Judaism in America’ – The Courts Cannot be Called Upon to Establish ‘a Judicial Standard for Theological Orthodoxy. ” SUBJECT (S): Reform Judaism -- South Carolina -- Charleston. Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Hebrew Union College) . Tri-fold creasing; otherwise a nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-26) (ID #28429) $135.00.
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  13. Mendelssohn, Moses. SEFER ZEMIROT YISRAEL: KOLEL SEFER TEHILIM (COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES). Ofenbakh: Al Yede Ha-Madpis Avraham Ben Hirsh Segal, 1824 - 1825. Half leather, Hardcover, 44, 70, 68, 42, 38, 82 pages 5 volumes in two, 8vo, 20 cm. In Hebrew and German in Hebrew characters (Judeo-German) . SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Psalms. Hebrew. 1824.; Bible. ; O. T. ; Psalms. ; Yiddish. ; 1824.; Zemirot Yisrael. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Harvard, Stanford, Baltimore Hebrew Univ, Gratz Col, Texas at Austin, Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom) . Volume 1-2 missing backstrip, leather rubbed off of front cover. Some stained pages to Volumes 1-2. Volume 3 - 5 solid, tight binding. Good condition. (music-1-2) (ID #24176) $400.00.
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  15. Mosenthal, S. H. 1821-1877. (Salomon Hermann). LEAH; OR, THE FORSAKEN. A ROMANCE OF A JEWISH MAIDEN. Philadelphia, T. B. Peterson & Bros, 1863? Original Publisher’s Rappers, Large 8vo, 19-122 pages + ads. Philadelphia edition of Singerman 1786 (NY, 1863, he notes no other editions) . See Bloore, pages 131-132 & 146-150; Harap pages 216-219. “[A] fascinating romance of real life as it was in Germany a few yeas ago, and the author, Dr. Mosenthal, delineates in glowing colors the undeserved and cruel persecutions suffered by the Jewish people at that time” (from the title page) . Salomon Hermann Mosenthal (1821-1877) was a “writer, dramatist, and poet of German-Jewish descent who spent much of his life in Austria. He was also known for his opera libretti…. In 1849 his poetic drama Cäcilia von Albano was warmly received by both the public and critics; after this he had opportunities at the Burgtheater, and Cäcilia was published in Budapest in 1851. His next production, Deborah (Budapest, 1849; Presburg, 1875, 6th ed. 1890), was translated into several languages. In English it became famous under the title of Leah, the Forsaken” (Wikipedia, 2013) . SUBJECT(S) Fiction, German. Jews in fiction. Literature. OCLC lists only 2 copies of the rare Philadelphia edition (NYPL & BYU), and only 5 institutions with holdings of the 1st edition (New York) of 1863 (Columbia, NYPL, Stanford, Yale, OSU) . Some Edgewear and rubbing to original wrappers, spine chipped, bit of foxing, otherwise a Good Solid copy of this rare Singerman title. (spec-36-28A) (ID #32302) $400.00.
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  17. Weisser, Joshua, Ed. CHAZANUTH: 40TH ANNIVERSARY JOURNAL: PUBLISHED BY THE JEWISH MINISTERS CANTORS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ON THE OCCASION OF ITS FORTIETH JUBILEE. New York; The Jewish Ministers Cantors' Association Of America, 1937. Publishers cloth. 4to. 112, [2], 272 p. Pages. 32 cm. Illustrated. First edition. In English, and Yiddish. Yiddish section printed from back to front. Yiddish text has its own title page. Fascimile of congratulatory message from Franklin D. Roosevelt. Photographs throughout. Includes portraits and biographical sketches of member cantors, as well as music and advertisements. Articles by musiclogists A. Z. Idelsohn and Gerson Ephros, among others. “The period from the end of the 19th century until World War II is described as the "Golden Era of Hazzanut. " Cantorial music had a singular appeal to the Jewish masses, who would fill their synagogues to overflowing in order to hear an outstanding hazzan. Improved communications enabled leading hazzanim to tour Jewish communities on a far greater scale than previously, thus increasing their reputations, sometimes to legendary proportions. They were equated with the great operatic tenors of the time, whose style they grew to imitate” (Jewish Minsters Cantors Association of America) Editorial Committee: Joshua Weisser, Chairman, Jacob Beimel, Gershon Ephros, Pinchus Jassinowsky, Louis Lipitz, Joseph Morgenstern, Ephraim Spivack, Elias Zaludkowsky. Subjects: Jews -- Music. Yiddish language -- Texts. OCLC lists 4. (Yale, Bogazici Univ, HUC, Natl. Lib. Of Israel. ) Bright and clean gold binding with light shelf-wear, pages fresh, very good condition. (AMR-43-18) xx (ID #31453) $150.00.
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  19. BLOCH'S CATALOGUE OF JEWISH MUSIC, 1946. New York: Bloch Publishing Co, 1946. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 12 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews – music – catalogs. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Spine torn at bottom, light wear, good condition. (BIB-4-10) (ID #19885) $30.00.
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  21. Appleton, Lewis. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF JEWISH VOCAL MUSIC. New York: National Jewish Music Council, 1958. Cloth, 4to. 92 pages. Revised edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – music – bibliography; Vocal music – bibliography. Ex library with usual marks and library binding, good condition. (BIB-3-16) (ID #19861) $40.00.
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  23. Fromm, Herbert. A.W. BINDER: JEWISH LITURGICAL COMPOSER. New York; Jewish Liturgical Music Society Of America, 1972. Original Wraps. 8vo. 15 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Paper delivered at a memorial tribute and concert on Nov. 23, 1971, the fifth yahrzeit of A. W. Binder's death. Abraham Wolf Binder was an American Jewish composer and scholar active in the intellectual and artistic Jewish music circles of early 20th-century New York. Revered alike as a composer, pedagogue, and writer, Binder also founded the Jewish Liturgical Music Society of America. Subjects: Binder, Abraham Wolf, 1895-1966. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-42) Xxxx (ID #33226) $30.00.
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  25. Glantz, Jerry; Leib Glanz. LEIB GLANTZ, THE MAN WHO SPOKE TO GOD. Tel Aviv; Tel Aviv Institute For Jewish Liturgical Music, 2008. Original Cloth. 4to. 541 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Illustrated; with 2 sound discs (digital; 4 3/4 in. ) “The Man Who Spoke to God is a scholarly and personal tribute to a world famous artist. Edited by his son with contributions by the most important thinkers and practitioners of cantorial and Jewish music, as well as music in general, it provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of Glantz’s contributions, including his ground-breaking research into Jewish Nu’sach; his pioneering approach to the performance of Jewish music; and his extraordinary ability to speak to the hearts of his listeners. It is an endeavor to define Leib Glantz’s historical importance within the culture of the Jewish people. Just as Glantz’s influence spread far beyond his audiences, the book’s significance extends beyond Glantz. Glantz’s legacy is, in large part, an argument for the primacy of orality in the Jewish tradition. Prayers, after all, can be maintained in text. However, music, vocal volume and tonality, on the other hand, must be actually heard to be effective. Leib Glantz (1898-1964) is considered by many as the greatest cantor that ever lived. For 100 years, cantors throughout the world have recognized his brilliance as a composer, interpreter, performer, as well as scholar and teacher of Jewish music. Glantz was the people’s cantor. Crowds filled the streets when he rehearsed or performed. His many admirers thrilled and wept with emotion at the sound of his voice. His music penetrated souls and inspired young people, many who would later become famous cantors themselves. The book consists of three parts: Writings and Lectures of Leib Glantz. Analyses of Leib Glantz's Historical Significance as a Cantor, a Composer, a Researcher, a Pedagogue and a Zionist Leader. Reflections on Leib Glantz. The Appendixes include a comprehensive list of Glantz's 216 compositions, a list of his audio recordings, a list of his published music books and important historical documents. The book is accompanied by two new compact disks with 30 of Glantz's recorded compositions, some which have never yet been published. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Cantors (Judaism) - Biography. Jewish composers - Biography. Synagogue music. Jewish chants. Songs, Hebrew. Jews - Music. Glanz, Leib, 1898-1964. Light wear to edges of binding, otherwise very good condition in great jacket. (MUSIC-2-44) (ID #33228) $30.00.
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  27. Glanz, Leib; Eliezer Steinman. ZEHARIM: KOVETS LE-ZEKHER LEYB GLANTS. Tel-Aviv; Mekhon Tel-Aviv Le-Musikah Datit Yehudit, 1965. Original Cloth. 8vo. 319, [15] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: Zeharim in memory of Leib Glantz. With 15 pages of plates of photographs of Glantz throughout his life. Leib Glantz (1898 - 1964) was a Russian-born lyrical tenor cantor (chazzan), Composer, Musicologist of Jewish music, Writer, Educator and Zionist leader. “In 1959 Glantz founded the Tel Aviv Institute for Jewish Liturgical Music, and an academic level conservatory for training cantors -- the Cantors Academy (Ha’Akademia Le’Chazanut. ) With Glantz at the helm, many important scholars and musicians proudly joined the academic faculty. Following Glantz’s sudden passing on January 27, 1964, while in concert in Tel Aviv, the Tel Aviv Institute for Jewish Liturgical Music was transformed into the publishing organ of Leib Glantz’s musical compositions, as well as his research and literary work. This body has published seven books of Glantz’s musical compositions and the Hebrew book Zeharim – In Memory of Leib Glantz. ” (Leib Glantz Biography, FAU Libraries) . Subjects: Synagogue music - History and criticism. Cantors (Judaism) . Glanz, Leib, 1898-1964. Jacket worn, tattered at edges, previous owners signature on endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-3) (ID #33187) $100.00.
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  29. Hensel, Sebastian. DIE FAMILIE MENDELSSOHN 1729-1847. NACH BRIEFEN UND TAGEBÜCHERN. COMPLETE IN2 VOLUMES. Berlin: H. Behr, 1880. Original Publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on front and spine, 8vo, ix, 383, 400 pages. “Mit 8 Portraits, gezeichnet von Wilhelm Hensel 2. Durchges. Aufl.” The letters are for the most part by Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny Hensel. Contents: - Moses Mendelssohn -- Joseph und Nathan Mendelssohn -- Die Töchter Moses Mendelssohns -- Abraham Mendelssohn-Bartholdy -- Wilhelm Hensel -- Die Schweizer Reise -- Leipzigerstrasse No. 3 -- Felix in England 1829 -- 1830-1834 -- Gustav Peter Lejeune Dirichlet -- Das Jahr 1835 -- 1836-1839 -- Italien -- Neapel bis Berlin -- 1841. Hier sind wir denn vorerst ganz still zu Haus -- Die Jahre 1842 und 1843 -- Reise- und Heimathbriefe -- Wiedersehen in Italien. Chip to bottom of Vol I spine, otherwise Very Good Condition, a very attractive set. (holo2-47-35) (ID #26307) $55.00.
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  31. Zunser, Eliakum; William Fichandler; Joseph Rumshinsky. SELECTED SONGS OF ELIAKUM ZUNSER = LIEDER FUN ELYAKUM TSUNZER. New York; Zunser Pub. Co, 1928. Original Cloth. 4to. 236 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Text underlay in Yiddish (romanized): additional material and complete lyrics in Yiddish. Arranged for voice with piano accompaniment by William Fichandler; based on notes by Joseph Rumshinsky. Contents: Der Potchstover glekel - Shivas Zion - Die soche - Dos unshterbliche folk I - Dos unshterbliche folk II - Der neinzehnter yahr hundert I - Der neinzehnter yahr hundert II - Mein gefihle - Elegie levanda - Dos lied fun eizenbahn - Reb Jacob, m'shalem - Der aristocrat - Zu die shteren - Oif dein alten veg - Die levoneh - Noch dem neisten jhurnal - Die kontrasten - Moishe mit sein dor - Der chiluf - Der velt theater - Die fershidene welt - Der zvuyak I - Der zvuyak II - Der izborstchik - Mir zeinen kinder - Fun cheder zogt men nit ois -Die ferdorbene bildung - Der prom - Dos lied fun foigel - Sogt kadish noch der velt - Der zeiger - Dos lied fun oig - Der puster frant - Yiddishe shiduchim - Die lied fun die atles - Der blum - Der alter foter - Der zumer mit dem vinter - Rochel mivakoh al boneho - Shulamis - Die farmaskirte welt - Die shtok shpiel - Columbus un Washington - Der peddler – Farzehen-farshpielt - A brief fun der mutter Zion - Dos goldene land - Der greener – Improvisations. Eliakum Zunser (1836–1913), popular Yiddish bard and dramatist. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Songs with piano. Light soiling to cloth, light wear to rear hinge, institutional marks on endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-45) (ID #33229) $30.00. xx
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  33. Kuhn, J. HA-MUSIKAH BE-KHITVE HA-KODESH, BA-TALMUD UVA-KABALAH. Vienna: J. Kuhn, 1930. Cloth, 8vo. 118 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Music in the Bible; Jews – music. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Inscribed by author. Boards slightly worn around edges, pages starting to tan, good condition. (GER-28-6) (ID #20253) $200.00.
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  35. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM'S THEOLOGICAL VOICE: THE MELODY OF THE TALMUD. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1995. Softbound. 8vo. XVII, 224 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “Distinguished historian of Judaism Jacob Neusner here ventures for the first time into constructive theology. Taking the everyday life of contemporary Judaism as his beginning, Neusner asks when in the life of the living faith of the Torah does Israel, the holy community, meet God? Where does the meeting take place? What is the medium of the encounter? In his attempt to answer these questions, Neusner sets forth the character and the form of the Torah as sung theology. Israel, the holy community, meets God in the synagogue, while at prayer, and in the yeshiva, when studying the Torah--at the moment in each setting when the Torah is received. In both circumstances people do not read but sing out its words. With the written part of the Torah sung in the synagogue, and the oral part declaimed in centers of sacred learning, music provides the medium for Judaism's theological voice. Neusner identifies a reciprocal exchange between the holy community Israel and God: Israel sings to God when the Torah is studied, and God sings to Israel when the Torah is declaimed. Through the metaphor of music, Neusner offers an account of how he believes those faithful to the Torah meet God in the Torah, and how they should listen to the melody of God's self-revelation. The result is an original theological reflection that will interest all students of Judaism. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Cantillation. Jewish law - Interpretation and construction. Judaism - Doctrines. Bible. Old Testament - Liturgical use. Bible. Old Testament - Accents and accentuation. Talmud - Hermeneutics. Talmud - Study and teaching. Wraps bumped, light soiling to outer edges, internally fresh and clean. Good + condition. (NEUSNER-2-30) (ID #32812) $30.00.
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  37. Shneur Zalman Zeitlin; Haim Bar-Dayan. HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH U-KERI'ATAM: SEFER SHELOMOH ROZOVSKI = THE TORA AND ITS CANTILLATION: BOOK OF SHELOMO ROSOVSKY. Jerusalem; Orient And Occident, 1977. Softbound. 8vo. 426, 28 pages. 25 cm. First Hebrew edition. In Hebrew, with English explanatory material and summary. Added title on cover: Miqraey qodesh. Book of Shelomo Rosovsky; Tora and its cantillation. “Rosowsky’s seminal work, The Cantillation of the Bible: the Five Books of Moses, was published in 1957, providing an analytical theory of Biblical cantillation based on his research of the Lituanian-Israeli tradition. The massive work is broken up into three main sections: the first defines the basic functions of the 28 tropal signs, the second includes his field work results in musical notation, and the third delineates Rosowsky’s original theory of the Law of Assimilation (how tropes are joined) and an analysis of the scalar basis of Shabbat cantillation. ” (Jewish Music Research Centre) Subjects: Cantillation. Jewish chants. Judaism - Liturgy. Jews - Music. Jews - Music - History and criticism. OCLC lists 20 copies. Wraps rubbed, pages lightly aged, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-17) (ID #33201) $95.00.
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  39. Ne'eman, Yehoshua L. Book צלילי המקרא : יסודות המוסיקה של הטעמים TSELILE HA-MIKRA: YESODOT HA-MUSIKAH SHEL HA-TE'AMIM [VOLUME 1 ONLY]. Tel Aviv; Moreshet, 1954. Original Cloth. 8vo. 190 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Volume one only. Added English title page: Tseliley hammiqra, the tunes of the Bible; musical principles of the Biblical accentuation. Musical notation throughout. Yehoshua Ne'eman (1899–1979), “Israeli hazzan, writer, and teacher. Born in Jerusalem, Ne'eman sang as a meshorer with A. Z. Idelsohn and other hazzanim and studied liturgical music and singing with Solomon Rosowsky. His lyric tenor voice and emphasis on correct pronunciation and accentuation of the prayers made him a popular hazzan in many of Jerusalem's synagogues. He was often accompanied by his choir, Shir Ziyyon. From 1948 Ne'eman was lecturer in biblical cantillation at the Academy of Music in Jerusalem, and from 1958 to 1965 was director of the school for hazzanim for the Israel Institute for Sacred Music. He wrote extensively on biblical cantillation including Zelilei ha-Mikra (1955), and also published Nusah la-Hazzan (1963, with demonstration records) . ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Cantillation. Hebrew language - Accents and accentuation. Bible. Old Testament - Accents and accentuation. Jacket absent, cloth edges worn, light soiling to cloth, previous owners name on endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Good - condition. (MUSIC-2-4) (ID #33188) $50.00.
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  41. Weisser, Albert. SELECTED WRITINGS AND LECTURES OF JOSEPH YASSER: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. New York: Jewish Liturgical Music Society Of America, 1970. Original Wraps. 8vo. 48 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Compiled by Albert Weisser. Contains a short biography of Joseph Yasser, and detailed bibliography of 147 items. Joseph Yasser (1893–1981), “organist, musicologist, and theorist. Born in Lodz, Poland, he began his musical studies in Moscow at the age of six under the pianist Jacob Weinberg. In 1917, he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Alexander Goedicke and Leonid Sabaneyev. There he was appointed director of the Organ Department and concurrently served as organist for the Bolshoi Theater. Following a three-year sojourn in China, where in Shanghai he directed a choral society; he immigrated to the United States in 1923. Settling in New York, he established a reputation as a performing artist, whose organ recitals earned him positions at prestigious Reform synagogues, and ultimately as organist and choirmaster at Temple Rodeph Shalom from 1929 to 1960. … Yasser wrote articles on various aspects of Jewish and Russian music, served on the faculty of the Cantors' Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminary (1952–60), and was one of the founders of the American Musicological Society (1935) ; he was actively involved with the Jewish Music Forum (1945–55) and the National Jewish Music Council (1944–60) . ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Yasser, Joseph – Bibliography. Wraps lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-43) Xxx (ID #33227) $30.00.
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  43. Henriques, Rose L. and H. M. J. Loewe. MEDIAEVAL HEBREW MINSTRELSY: SONGS FOR THE BRIDE QUEEN'S FEAST; SIXTEEN ZEMIROTH. London: James Clarke, 1926. Hardcover, 134 pages, illustrated, music, 8vo, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S): Zemirot -- Commentaries. Contains numerous insertions, both pasted in and hardwritten by Leon J. Liebreich. Other Titles: Zemirot. English & Hebrew. Arranged according to the traditional harmonies by Rose L. Henriques; illustrated by Beatrice Hirschfeld and translated into English to fit the Hebrew tunes by Herbert Loewe; with a foreward by the very Rev. J. H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi. Loewe (1882-1940) was "an English Orientalist. Loewe was born in London, the grandson of Louis Loewe. After completing his studies at Cambridge, he lived for a time as a teacher in the Middle East and then held academic appointments in England. After his return from military service in India (1917-19), he became lecturer in rabbinic Hebrew at Oxford, and in 1931 he taught rabbinics at Cambridge and was lecturer in Hebrew at the University of London. For a generation, he was regarded in English academic circles as the representative of Jewish scholarship, in the same way as Israel Abrahams had been regarded before him. His home in the two university cities was a focus of Jewish life. Within the Jewish community he represented informed and tolerant Orthodoxy, moving freely in liberal (Reform) Jewish circles and collaborating closely with C. G. Montefiore, the founder of Liberal Judaism in England. His works include A Catalogue of the Aldis Wright MSS. In Trinity College, Cambridge, "Render unto Caesar", Mediaeval Hebrew Minstrelsy, Some Mediaeval Hebrew Poesy and a volume of annotations to Abrahams' and Stokes' Starrs and Jewish Charters in the British Museum, 2 volumes. " (Roth in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Light staining to front and back covers. Chipping to edges of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-35-15) (ID #24576) $55.00. xx
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  45. Goodman, Philip, ; 1911-. PASSOVER: PROGRAM MATERIAL FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS. New York: National Jewish Welfare Board, 1946. Paperback, 4to, 93 pages. For the first post-Holocaust Passover, in Spring, 1946. Illustrated with photos, illustrations and musical notation. Educational booklet with stories, dramas, songs, games, arts and crafts, recipes, and discussion. Includes a description of a “G. I. Passover”, letters from a “Palestinian Jew in the British Army”, a “Soldiers’ Haggadah”, as well as photographs of communal seders for Jewish members of the armed forces. Includes bibliography of resources. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Light wear. Good + condition. (HOLO2-38-21) (ID #26439) $45.00.
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  47. Cowen, Mrs. Philip. THE SEDER SERVICE FOR PASSOVER EVE IN THE HOME: A COMPLETELY REVISED ENGLISH TRANSLATION WITH NEW NOTES, MUSIC AND ILLUSTRATIONS. New York: Philip Cowen, 1906. Paper wrappers. 12mo. 140 pages. Text in English and Hebrew, oftentimes on facing pages. This particular edition given out compliments of the State Bank in New York City. Advertisement for the State Bank on back cover. The last 17 pages are music. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (George Washington University, Jewish National and University Library) . Tear and staining on cover. Binding shaken. Front endpaper torn in half. Cover page ripped but present. Some discoloration and wear to corners of pages but no damage to text. Pencil marks on a few pages of music, with no damage to text. Overall in good condition. Earlier than usually seen. (AMRN-2-30) . (ID #17106) $40.00.
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  49. Japhet, J. M. HA-HAGADAH LE-LEL SHIMURIM = HAGGADAH FÜR PESAH: MIT ÜBERSETZUNG, DEUTSCHEN COMMENTAR UND MUSIKALISCHEN BEILAGE [FRANKFURT, 1891]. Frankfurt Am Main; J. Kaufffmann, 1891. Original boards. 12mo. VIII, 113, IV pages. 19 cm. Second edition. Hebrew and German on opposite pages. Four pages of musical notation at rear; without illustrations. Yudlov 1854. Compiled by Israel Meyer Japhet (1818-1892) a “German composer and teacher. Born in Kassel, Japhet taught at Gudensberg before being appointed choir leader and teacher of the Orthodox congregation in Frankfurt in 1853, where he remained until his death. … [His] Passover Haggadah with translation and commentary in German and including four traditional tunes set for two and four voices. ” (Ne’eman in EJ, 2007) . Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Haggada shel Pesah. German. Frankfurt am Main. OCLC lists 11 copies. Boards lightly soiled, pages contain heavy wine stains and bumped edges throughout, previous repair to a later page, and previous owners name on endpage, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (HAG-10-10) (ID #31250) $50.00.
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  51. Leonard J. Mervis. WE CELEBRATE PESACH. New York; Union Of American Hebrew Congregations, 1953. Original Wrappers. 16mo. 19 pages. 18cm. First edition. Outlines the celebration of Pesach with illustrations, songs, recipes, games, decorations and suggestions for further reading. Piece of the series, “We Celebrate the Jewish Holidays. ” Subjects: Passover music Passover - Juvenile literature. Light spotting to front cover, otherwise Very Good condition. (HAG-12-9) (ID #31290) $30.00.
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  53. HAVDALA = HAVDOLOH: TRADITIONAL CHANT. New York; Metro Music Co, 1933. Original wraps. 4to. 14 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in Hebrew, romanized. May be used for solo and piano accompaniment or solo, chorus, and piano accompaniment. Composed by Zavel Zilberts. The beautiful setting of this prayer composed by choirmaster, Zavel Zilberts in 1923 incorporates the traditional Ashkenazic melody or nusach for Havdalah, an Eastern-European mode leading to a major scale. J-300; Metro Music Co. Subjects: Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with piano. Sacred songs (High voice) with piano. Lightly soiled throughout. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-43) (ID #33286) $60.00.
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  55. A I Sherman. HABET: LO OMUS: ISM'CHU = HABET MI-SHAMAYIM: LO AMUT, PSALM 118: YISMEHU BE-MALKHUTEKHA: WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT. Chicago; National Music Company, 1928. Original wraps. 4to. 5 pages. 31 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and romanized Hebrew. With front portrait of Cantor Abraham Isaac Sherman. Wraps printed in brown ink. Subjects: Synagogue music - United States. Psalms (Music) - 118th Psalm. OCLC lists 3 copies. Light wear and institutional stamp on wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-26) (ID #33267) $50.00.
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  57. A Z Idelsohn; Baruch Cohon; A Irma Cohon. SEFER SHIRAT YISRA'EL = THE JEWISH SONGBOOK: FOR SYNAGOGUE, SCHOOL AND HOME: COVERING THE COMPLETE JEWISH RELIGIOUS YEAR. Cincinnati, Ohio; Publications For Judaism, 1961. Original Cloth. 8vo. XI, 548 pages. 25 cm. Third edition, enlarged and revised. With Hebrew and transliterated Hebrew. First published 1929. "Composed, compiled and arranged for unison congregational singing, and for solo and choir with organ or piano accompaniment. " Musical editor: Baruch Joseph Cohon. Subjects: Synagogue music. Jews – Music. Light wear to cloth, light wear to pages, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-50) (ID #33236) $30.00.
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  59. Abraham B Birnbaum. AMANUT HA-HAZANUT = DIE KUNST DES JÜDISCHEN KANTORATS; REZITATIVE, RESPONSORIEN, UND CHÖRE FÜR DEN JÜDISCHEN GOTTESDIENST. [ERSTER TEIL ONLY]. New York; Sacred Music Press; Sold By Bloch Pub. Co, 1954. Original Wraps. 4to. 87 pages. 31 cm. Second edition. In German, Hebrew, and transliterated Hebrew, with English preface. New prefatory material - General Preface by Nelson Glueck and Abraham N. Franzbal and Preface by Gershon Ephros - in English. Frontispiece portrait of Birnbaum. Volume one only (of two) . Reprint of the 1908 edition, in the series: Out of print classics series of synagogue music 24. Chants and choruses (SATB) ; in part with keyboard acc. ; Hebrew words (transliterated) . Subjects: Synagogue music - Sabbath services. Synagogue music - High Holiday services. Synagogue music - Sabbath services. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-3) (ID #33244) $30.00.
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  61. Abraham Wolf Binder. JUDAS MACCABEUS: AN ORATORIO FOR CHILDREN. New York; Bloch Pub. Co, 1919. Original wraps. 4to. 31 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Music and libretto by Abraham Wolf Binder, Musical Director of the Y. M. H. A, and Jewish Center, New York City. Judas Maccabeus, An Oratorio in Two Parts. Judas Maccabeus “was successfully produced three months after it was composed. It was enthusiastically received by all who heard it. The children comprised the chorus and soloists, and a special orchestral arrangement was played by the Y. M. H. A. Symphony Club. This work can be given as an opera (with action accompanying the music), or as an oratorio without action. ” (Preface) Abraham Wolf Binder (1895–1966) “was an American Jewish composer and scholar active in the intellectual and artistic Jewish music circles of early 20th-century New York. Revered alike as a composer, pedagogue, and writer, Binder also founded the Jewish Music Forum...As a composer, Binder is remembered chiefly for his numerous liturgical choral settings, which include many individual prayers as well as entire services. Some of his once-popular earlier works, such as his children’s oratorio Judas Maccabeus (1919), are long forgotten, but many of his later prayer settings became part of the standard repertoire in Reform congregations and are sung to this day. He also wrote several classically oriented Hebrew and Yiddish art songs, which may be considered worthy components of the aggregate American Jewish lieder repertoire. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Oratorios - Juvenile - Vocal scores with piano. Hanukkah - Songs and music. OCLC lists 2 copies (HUC, Jtsa) . Light soiling and edge wear to wrap, otherwise clean. Good condition. Scarce (MUSIC-3-52) (ID #33295) $135.00.
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  63. Abraham Wolf Binder. JUDAS MACCABEUS: AN ORATORIO FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. New York; Bloch, 1938. Original wraps. 4to. 31 pages. 26 cm. Third edition. Music and libretto by Abraham Wolf Binder, Judas Maccabeus, An Oratorio in Two Parts. “Preface to Third Edition: When this oratorio was first performed by a group of young people at the Y. M. H. A. In 1917, music had just begin to play a part in Jewish education in this country. Since that time, it has found a definite place in the curricula of religious schools and other Jewish educational centers. The usefulness of this oratorio has grown from year to year, for it has been performed innumerable times from coast to coast in this country in a variety of ways, first as an oratorio, second, as an opereretta with costumes and scenery. A few years ago, it was presented as a 'Maccabean Pageant' in Los Angeles, with interspersed spoken dialogue. It has also been done in Hebrew. ” (Preface) Abraham Wolf Binder (1895–1966) “was an American Jewish composer and scholar active in the intellectual and artistic Jewish music circles of early 20th-century New York. Revered alike as a composer, pedagogue, and writer, Binder also founded the Jewish Music Forum...As a composer, Binder is remembered chiefly for his numerous liturgical choral settings, which include many individual prayers as well as entire services. Some of his once-popular earlier works, such as his children’s oratorio Judas Maccabeus (1919), are long forgotten, but many of his later prayer settings became part of the standard repertoire in Reform congregations and are sung to this day. He also wrote several classically oriented Hebrew and Yiddish art songs, which may be considered worthy components of the aggregate American Jewish lieder repertoire. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Oratorios. Hanukkah - Songs and music. OCLC lists 5 copies (HUC, Jtsa, Univ Arkansas, Carnegie Libr, Natl Libr Israel) . Light edge wear to wraps, faint institutional stamp on top wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-53) Xxxx (ID #33296) $50.00.
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  65. Ario S Hyams. PSALM CXI: DEDICATED TO THE FIFTIETH JUBILEE OF THE RABBINICAL ASSEMBLY OF AMERICA. New York; Rabbinical Assembly Of America, 1951. Original wraps. 4to. 12 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Words in transliterated Hebrew. Psalm CXI: dedicated to the fiftieth jubilee of the Rabbinical Assembly of America: for Jubilee Sabbath January 5 and 6, 1951 Tebet 28, 5711: for choir and cantor solo (baritone or tenor) . “Rabbi Ario S. Hyams graduated from the City College of New York in 1927, and received rabbinic ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary in 1931. A chaplain during World War Two, Hyams went on to lead congregations in Somerville, Massachusetts; Lynbrook, New York; Asbury Park and Teaneck, New Jersey, and finally Roslyn Heights, New York, where he led Temple Beth Shalom. Rabbi Hyams held positions as president of the Rabbinical Association of Bergen County, New Jersey, chairman of the Nassau-Suffolk division of the Rabbinical Assembly, and president of the Nassau-Suffolk Association of Rabbis. He was the national chairman of the United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, and was its chairman of music in education. A composer, Rabbi Hyams was in 1961 named chairman of the Jewish Welfare Board's National Jewish Music Council. He also held the position of editor of Jewish Music Notes, a supplement to the Jewish Welfare Board Circle, 1955-1962. Hyams was also a lecturer in music at Hofstra University. ” (JTS) Subjects: Sabbath - Liturgy. Psalms (Music) - 111th Psalm. Synagogue music - United States. OCLC lists 3 copies. Institutional stamp on front wrap, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-31) (ID #33274) $40.00.
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  67. Friedman, Samuel. SHEERAI MIKDOSH; MUSIC FOR THE SANCTUARY. MELODIC MUSIC TO BE RENDERED BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE USING THE FIRST REVISED ED. OF THE UNION PRAYER BOOK OR ANY OTHER RITUAL. [COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES]. New York, Bloch Pub. Co, 1945. Original Cloth. O. 72, [3]; 73-135 pages. 27 cm. First edition. With transliterated Hebrew. Two volume set. Part 1. For Sabbath and festivals; Part 2. For New Year and Day of Atonement. Principally for chorus (SATB) . With pasted down front corrections list in each volume. With three laid in printed letters, two from Samuel Friedman, one from William Rosenau, expressing praise for the book. Samuel Freedman, Rabbi of Temple Ohev Shalom in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, received his training at the Hanover Seminary in Germany, and at Jews College, London. Subjects: Synagogue music - United States. High Holidays – Liturgy. OCLC lists 21 copies. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-49) (ID #33235) $55.00.
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  69. Gedaliah Rabinowitz. HEBREW SACRED CHORUS: FOR MIXED VOICES. Philadelphia, Pa. ; G. Rabinowitz, 1923. Original Wraps. 4to. 15 pages. 27 cm. First edition. 1. Ahavas olom - 2. Hashkivenu. For cantor and mixed chorus (SATB) ; words in romanized Hebrew. B. Rabinowitz, musical director, Ohel Jacob Synagogue, Philadelphia, Pa. Subjects: Synagogue music. Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied. OCLC lists 6 copies. Light wear to wraps, institutional stamp on front page, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-2) (ID #33243) $50.00.
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  71. Goldfarb, Israel. AVODATH YISRO-EL. SABBATH MORNING SERVICE FOR CANTOR, CONGREGATION AND CHOIR. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; [The Author], 1946. Original Cloth. 4to. 130 pages. 29 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with transliteration. For solo voice and choir. Israel Goldfarb (1879–1967), “Polish-born American rabbi, cantor, and influential composer. Receiving musical training at the Institute for Musical Arts, the forerunner of the famed Juilliard School, Goldfarb then began his service, his dual calling as rabbi and cantor of the Kane Street synagogue, which was founded in 1856 and is the oldest continuously operating synagogue in Brooklyn. … Goldfarb was also among the founders of the Cantor's Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he taught for decades. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Synagogue music - Scores - Sabbath services. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-46) Xx (ID #33231) $30.00.
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  73. Jacob L Wasilkowsky. ZWEI RECITATIVEN: I. "HALBEN CHATOEINU"; II. "M'LOCH," FÜR CANTOR AND CHOR. New York, Jos. P. Katz, 1923. Original wraps. 4to. 16 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in Hebrew (romanized) . For Cantor and Chorus. With frontispiece portrait of Cantor Jacob Leib Wasilkowsky (1882-1942) ; a synagogue composer, born in Swislicz, a province of Grodno, Russia. “As a composer, Wasilkowsky is essentially a follower of the Eastern European synagogue style. His works, closely tied to Jewish tradition, are in the folk tune style. Undoubtedly, his most important contributions to synagogue music are his "Rinath Amcho" (1922) and "Rinoh Us'filoh" (c.1924) . Both are arranged for cantor and choir in 2 and 3 part settings. As early as the first quarter of the 20th century, Wasilkowsky envisioned the future of choral singing in the traditional synagogue of the Americas and his first attempt at 2- and 3- part settings set an example for future synagogue composers. … In 1931 he wrote a collection of five Yiddish songs for voice and piano. Here, Wasilkowsky's texts speak of matters of one's personal longings ("Parnosoh"), love for Zion ("Vuhin"), immortality ("Kol Yisroel") and above all, piety ("Ani Ma'amin" and "Al Tiroh") . His unpublished scores for the Jewish theater and his general musical works are further evidence of his great versatility. ” (Ma'ariv Chants for the Entire Year) Subjects: Synagogue music - High Holiday services. OCLC lists 5 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-37) (ID #33280) $50.00.
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  75. Leo S Perlo; Philip Max Raskin; Yehoash. A TFILOH = A PRAYER. New York; Metro Music, 1936. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Yiddish (romanized) words. Includes text in Hebrew letters and also an English translation of this song. For voice and Piano. Words by Yehoash [pseud. Of S. Bloomgarden]; music by Leo S. Perlo; English version by Philip M. Raskin. Copyright by Henry Lefkowitch. Subjects: Songs with piano. OCLC lists 4 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-38) (ID #33281) $50.00.
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  77. Moshe Milner. AD ANAH ADONAI: LE-KOL YAHID BE-LIVYAT HA-PESANTER = "AD ANA ADONAJ": FOR VOICE WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT. Jerusalem; Berlin: Jibne Edition, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1922. Original Wraps. Folio. 5 pages. 34 cm. First edition. For (high) voice with piano. Romanized Hebrew words; Hebrew words also printed as text. Jibne Edition Jerusalem; Agency for the Diaspora in Berlin. Wraps printed in blue ink. Subjects: Sacred songs with piano. Psalms (Music) - 13th Psalm. OCLC lists 9 copies. Light wear to edges of wraps, otherwise clean. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-9) (ID #33250) $50.00.
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  79. Ne'eman, Yehoshua L. NOSAH LA-HAZAN: LEFI MASORET HA-NEGINAH HA-LITA'IT-YERUSHALMIT = NOSAH LAHAZAN = THE TRADITIONAL CHANT OF THE SYNAGOGUE: ACCORDING TO THE LITHUANIAN-JERUSALEM MUSICAL TRADITION. 1, COMPLETE SERVICE FOR THE HIGH HOLIDAYS. Jerusalem; Israel Institute For Sacred Music, 1972. Original Cloth. 4to. 276, [12] pages. 28 cm. Revised edition. In Hebrew, with English Introduction and added title page. Volume one only. First published 1963. Musical Scores throughout, with Hebrew and transliterated Hebrew. Yehoshua Ne'eman was an Israeli cantor, writer and teacher; he sang under Idelsohn and studied with Rosowsky. Ne'eman was director of the school for hazzanim at the Israel Institute for Sacred Music. Subjects: Jewish chants. Synagogue music. OCLC lists 21 copies of this edition. Light wear to edges of jacket, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-12) (ID #33196) $60.00.
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  81. Rinder, Reuben R. MUSIC AND PRAYER FOR HOME, SCHOOL AND SYNAGOGUE [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York City; Sacred Music Press, 1959. Original Cloth. 8vo. IX, 308 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Inscribed to Rabbi Israel Goldfarb from Reuben R. Rinder, on front free endpage. Composed, compiled and edited by Reuben R. Rinder. With index of composers, titles, authors and sources, and index of subjects at rear. Reuben Rinder served as the cantor of San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El (1913-1959) and as its cantor emeritus (1959-1966) . He discovered and promoted musical prodigies and liturgical works, as well as composing his own music. He founded the Society for the Advancement of Synagogue Music. Subjects: Synagogue music. Jews – Music. Lacks Jacket. Cloth soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-7) (ID #33191) $30.00.
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  83. William Bogzester; Morris Barash. HABET MI-SHAMAYIM U-RE'EH = HABET MISHOMAYIM UR'EI = LOOK FROM THE HEAVENS, AND BEHOLD! . New York; Bloch Pub. Co, 1949. Original wraps. 12mo. 12 pages. 31 cm. First edition. "For synagogue and concert. " William Bogzester (Best) ; piano arrangement by Morris Barash. With preface by Pinchos Jassinowsky. Front portrait of William Bogzester. Wraps printed in blue ink. “William Bogzester (1904–1970) was born in Vienna, where he had his first exposure to cantorial art, and he immigrated to the United States when he was in his twenties. In New York, in addition to freelance cantorial officiating, he was active in the Jewish Ministers Cantors Association (Hazzanim Farband), whose membership consisted mostly of traditional cantors—lay as well as professional. Throughout his life he was a highly visible personality among New York’s cantorial fraternity, known affectionately by colleagues as “Willie Best. ” Prior to the existence of any formal cantorial schools in America, he also established a reputation as a private teacher, and several among the succeeding generation of accomplished cantors were his students. Bogzester wrote a number of cantorial compositions, some of which were programmed frequently in cantorial concerts—especially those presented by the Hazzanim Farband, often with a chorus of more than 100 voices. ” (Milken Archives) . Subjects: Synagogue music. Synagogue music - United States. OCLC lists 8 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-3-24) (ID #33265) $50.00.
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  85. Zavel Zilberts. HEYEH 'IM PIFIYOT = HEJE IM PIFIJOS: FOR SOLO AND MALE QUARTETTE. New York; Cantor's Association Of America, 1924. Original wraps. 4to. 25 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Romanized Hebrew words. Organ accompaniment specially composed by Zavel Zilberts for the Jubilee Concert of the Cantor's Association of America, Feb. 3rd, 1924. Zavel Zilberts (1881–1949) “Acclaimed in his lifetime as a choral conductor and composer, Zavel Zilberts was unique in his capability to appeal with equal force and artistic success to orthodox/traditional and Reform tastes and sensibilities. … He arrived in the United States in 1920 and was soon engaged as the director of the New York Hazzanim Farband Chor—the chorus of cantors of the Jewish Ministers Cantors Association. Zilberts perfected a technique of composing for the special sonorities and timbral requirements of the men’s chorus medium, and under his direction the chorus grew to more than 100 members, with its annual concerts eventually held in such major New York venues as Carnegie Hall. In 1924 he organized the Zilberts Choral Society, soon expanding it into a recognized fixture of New York’s cultural life. Eventually its concerts featured soloists of such stature as Jan Peerce, Richard Tucker, and Robert Merrill. Even after his death, the Zilberts Choral Society continued on, disbanding in 1960. As a composer, Zilberts devoted himself to three principal genres: Hebrew liturgical music, folk-art and quasi-liturgical choral settings, and Yiddish lieder. Yet all of his music is on the level of art music. His choral pieces demonstrate a genuine polyphonic proclivity within a liturgical framework. He frequently used abbreviated fugal techniques, or fugatos, at or near the conclusion of pieces, to great effect. ” Subjects: Synagogue music - United States. Jubilee Concert – Cantor's Association of America. Synagogue music - High Holiday services. OCLC lists 6 copies. Light wear to edges. Otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-42) (ID #33285) $65.00.
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  87. Ephros, Gershon. ANTOLOGIYAH HAZANIT = CANTORIAL ANTHOLOGY OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN SYNAGOGUE MUSIC: ARRANGED FOR CANTOR AND CHOIR WITH ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT [VOLUMES ONE AND TWO ONLY, OF 6]. New York; Bloch, 1953-54. Original Cloth. 4to. XIV, 185; VIII, 327 pages. 27 cm. First edition; third and fourth printing. Volumes one and two only: volume 1. Rosh Hashonoh - volume 2. Yom Kippur. A total of six volumes were issued. Antologiyah hazanit, compiled and edited by Gershon Ephros; with an introduction by A. Z. Idelsohn. Volume one, fourth printing, published 1954; volume two, third printing, published 1953. “Gershon Ephros was born in Serotsk, Poland. His father died when he was ten, and Ephros moved to live with his grandfather, Cantor Moses Fromberg. He received his first musical training as part of his grandfather's choir, traveling and performing in the countryside. At the early age of 17, Ephros became a choir leader in Zgersh. In 1909, he immigrated to Palestine, where he studied Hazzanuth and harmony with A. Z. Idelsohn, and worked as his choir director. In 1911, he moved to the U. S, where he continued his studies with Herman Spielter and Joseph Achron in New York. In 1918, he was appointed cantor of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, Virginia, and later became cantor at Congregation Beth Elohim in New York. He finally settled as the cantor at Congregation Beth Mordecai of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, where he officiated from 1927 to his retirement in 1957. Apart of his cantorial career, Ephros taught Jewish music in Hebrew schools in New York and at the Hebrew Union College. He officiated as president of the Jewish Music Forum and was a member of the executive board of the National Jewish Music Council. As a composer, Ephros composed many liturgical works in addition to other vocal and instrumental compositions. Ephros is mostly known for his publication, Cantorial Anthology, a five-volume collection of synagogue compositions for cantor and choir, for the entire yearly cycle. The anthology contains compositions of different Jewish cultural groups, from ancient to contemporary works. ” (Jewish Music Research Centre) . Subjects: Synagogue music. Jewish chants. Light wear to cloth, light rubbing to gilt, internally very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-14) Xx (ID #33198) $40.00.
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  89. Thatcher, Howard R. EVENING SERVICE FOR THE SYNAGOGUE: ACCORDING TO THE UNION PRAYER BOOK: COMPOSED FOR THE CHOIR OF OHEB SHALOM TEMPLE, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. New York: Bloch, 1913. Cloth, 4to. 50 pages. Musical score. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Synagogue music – Sabbath services. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Hebrew Union College, Peabody Conservatory, Gratz College, Lock Haven Univ of PA, College of Charleston) . Ends of spine and corners of covers have small tears, hinges is cracking, good condition. (AMR-20-2) (ID #19022) $30.00.
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  91. Berman, David (Rabbi) ; Kahlenberg, P. (Illustrator). SERVICE DU SABBAT APRE`S-MIDI / MINHA ONEG SHABAT. Bruxelles: Communaute´ Israe´lite De Bruxelles, 1946. Softcover, Small 8vo, 43 pages. In French and Hebrew. From the series: Services Sabbatiques de la Jeunesse. Illustrated prayerbook for children, with the afternoon service, including songs and musical notation. Published in post-war Brussells for the Jewish community, many of whom were refugees from Eastern and Central Europe. “From 1945 until approximately 1950, the Jewish population of Brussels was as large as it had been before World War II (about 27, 000), owing to the temporary sojourn of thousands of refugees from Eastern and Central Europe there… The community's reconstruction after World War II was severely hampered by Belgium's economic instability and the process of rehabilitating war victims. Furthermore, as the majority of Jews were foreigners, it was difficult for them to obtain work permits. In 1946 a monthly average of 4, 500 persons required relief or some form of aid from Jewish agencies” (Jewish Virtual Library) . SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts -- Juvenile literature. Judaism -- Belgium -- Brussels -- Prayer-books and devotions. Synagogue music -- Sabbath services. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Harvard, HUC and Gratz) . Cover lightly tanned. Very good condition. (HAG-11-1) (ID #30173) $200.00.
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  93. Friedmann, Aron. SCHIR LISCH'LAUMAU: CHASONUS (VOR ALLEM NACH DEN TRADITIONELLEN WEISEN): FÜR DAS GANZE LITURGISCHE JAHR. Berlin; Deutsch-Israelitischen Gemeindebunde, 1901. Quarter Leather. Quarto. 328 pages. 34 cm. First edition. In German and transliterated Hebrew. Liturgical songs for the whole year. Principally unacc. Melodies for voice. T. 1. Wochentags-Gesänge. - T. 2. Sabbath-Gesänge. - T. 3. Gesänge für die drei Feste. - T. 4. Gesänge für das Neujahr und Versöhnungsfest. Aron Friedmann, Cantor (1855 – 1936) ; “Born in Szaki, Lithuania, Friedmann studied in Berlin and in 1882 was appointed chief hazzan of the Old Synagogue of the Berlin community, a post he held until 1923. He received the title of Koeniglicher Musikdirektor, Royal Academy of Art, Berlin, 1907. In 1901, he published Shir li-Shelomoh, a collection of cantorial music in traditional style for the prayers of the year. He also wrote Der Synagogale Gesang (1904) and Lebensbilder beruhmter Kantoren (3 vols, 1918-1927), containing biographies of 19th century hazzanim. ” (Jewish Music Research Centre) . Subjects: Synagogue music. Jewish chants. OCLC lists 17 copies. Boards and leather rubbed at edges, lightly soiled throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-36) (ID #33220) $300.00.
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  95. Halpern, Max. ZEMIROT U-TEFILOT YISRA`EL = Z'MIROTH UT'FILOTH YISROEL: A SYNAGOGUE HYMNAL FOR SABBATH AND FESTIVALS. Boston; Boston Music Co, 1915. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 140 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Hymns chiefly in transliterated Hebrew, some in English. Title in Hebrew and English. Z'miroth ut'filoth yisroel; a synagogue hymnal for Sabbath and festivals, comprising songs for religious schools and junior services, compiled, and adapted for the use of cantor, choir, and congregation, by Rev. M. Halpern, Cantor of Congr. Adath Jeshurun, Boston. Contains 162 pieces. “This hymnal, with musical arrangements, was published to encourage congregational singing at Adath Jeshurun of Boston. Most of the text is Hebrew transliterated into English, with some English. … Selections were chosen from the traditional liturgy and also include Zionist and patriotic American songs. Most of the compositions are Halpern's, though some were arranged by S. Sulzer, L. Lewandowski and others. The English selections were chosen by the rabbi of Adath Jeshurun, P. Israeli. ” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry # 109) . Subjects: Hymns, Hebrew. Hymns, English. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Recently sold at auction for over USD 100. Light wear to cloth, front hinge loose, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-19) (ID #33203) $60.00.
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  97. Harris, Hyman H. TOLDOT HA-NEGINAH VEHA-HAZANUT BE-YISRA'EL = HEBREW LITURGICAL MUSIC [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York; Hotsa'at "Bitsaron", 1950. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVII, 486 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. With signed dedication from author on front free endpage. Added English title page: Hebrew liturgical music, a survey of traditional Hebrew music, Biblical cantillation and the music of cantors. Illustrated throughout with portraits of famous cantors, music notation, and fold out diagram. Hyman Hirsch Harris was born in Granov, Russia in 1882, and he moved to the United States in 1913. He worked as a pharmacist and was a lecturer and author on Jewish music and other Jewish topics. Subjects: Jews - Music - History and criticism. Synagogue music - History and criticism. Music in the Bible. Front hinge worn and starting, light soiling to cloth, previous owners signature on front endpage, otherwise very clean and fresh throughout. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-1) (ID #33185) $40.00.
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  99. Königlicher Württemberger Israelitischen Oberkirchenbehörde. SEFER ZEMIROT YISRAEL = GESANG-BUCH ZUM GEBRAUCH BEI DEM UNTERRICHT IN DER MOSAISCHEN RELIGION. Stuttgart: Hallbergersche Verlaghandlung, 1848. Full leather. 12mo. XII, 428 pages. 18 cm. Second edition. In German and Hebrew. For mixed chorus (SATB) . 397 Hymns, some with music. Most texts are paraphrases of psalms. Title continued: Gesang-Buch, zum Gebrauch bei dem Unterricht in der mosaischen Religion und zur öffentlichen und häuslichen Gottesverehrung der Israeliten: Auf Veranstaltung der Königl. Württemb. Israelitischen Oberkirchenbehörde. Original full leather, with tooled covers, gilt on spine, gilt outer edges, decorative endpages. Subjects: Hymns, German. Psalms (Music) Jewish hymns - Translations into German. OCLC lists 5 copies of this edition. Light rubbing to edges of leather, light wear throughout; clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-55) (ID #33241) $175.00.
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  101. Lewandowski, Louis. KOL RINNAH U'T'FILLAH: EIN- UND ZWEISTIMMIGE GESäNGE FÜR DEN ISRAELITISCHEN GOTTESDIENST. Berlin; Ed. Bote & G. Bock, 1882. Quarter leather. Quarto. 153 pages. 34 cm. Second edition. In German and Hebrew. At head of title: Kol rinah u-tefilah (romanized form) . For 1-2 voices; Hebrew words (transliterated) . Componirt und herausgegeben von L. Lewandowski. Important collection of German Jewish Synagogal Music. Lewandowski was a “German composer of synagogal music; born at Wreschen, province of Posen, April 23, 1823; died Feb. 4, 1894, at Berlin. At the age of twelve he went to Berlin to study pianoforte and singing, and became solo soprano in the synagogue. He afterward studied for three years under A. B. Marx and also attended the school of composition of the Berlin Academy, where his teachers were Rungenhagen, Bach, and Grell. Graduated with high honors, he was appointed in 1840 choirmaster of the Berlin synagogue, in which capacity he rendered invaluable services in behalf of ritualistic music. His principal works are: 'Kol Rinnah u-Tefillah, ' for chorus; 'Todah u-Zimrah, ' for mixed chorus, solo, and organ; 40 psalms, for solo, chorus, and organ; symphonies, overtures, cantatas, and songs. … His arrangements of ancient Hebrew melodies for choir, cantor, and organ are considered masterly productions, and are characterized by great simplicity and a profound religious sentiment. Many of Lewandowski's pupils have become prominent cantors. ” (JE 1906) Subjects: Synagogue music - Sabbath services. Synagogue music - Festival services. Synagogue music - High Holiday services. OCLC lists 8 copies. Wear to edges of leather and cloth, binding lightly shaken but solid, light soiling throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-35) (ID #33219) $120.00.
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  103. Louis Lewandowski; Gertrud Baumann; Paula Salomon-Lindberg; Joseph Schmidt; (Includes CDs) Frederick Lechner; Herman Schey; Hermann Schildberger. HA-MASORET HA-MUSIKALIT SHEL KA-KEHILAH HA-REFORMIT SHEL BERLIN = DIE MUSIKTRADITION DER JUDISCHEN REFORM-GEMEINDE ZU BERLIN = THE MUSICAL TRADITION OF THE JEWISH REFORM CONGREGATION IN BERLIN [INCLUDES 2 CDS]. Tel Aviv; Feher Jewish Music Center, Beth Hatefutsoth, 1997. Original wraps. 8vo. 65, 31 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Illustrated box, with volume containing program notes, and 2 sound discs (118 min. ) ; digital; 4 3/4 in. Sung chiefly in German. Die Musiktradition der Judischen Reform-Gemeinde zu Berlin = The Musical tradition of the Jewish reform Congregation in Berlin. Synagogue music from the Gebetbuch of the Jüdische Reform-Gemeinde zu Berlin, chiefly by Louis Lewandowski. Texts with Hebrew and English translations and program notes by various writers in English, German & Hebrew inserted in container. Participants: Gertrud Baumann, soprano; Paula Lindberg, contralto; Joseph Schmidt, tenor; Frederick Lechner, Hermann Schey, baritones; chorus & organists of the Jüdische Reform-Gemeinde zu Berlin; Hermann Schildberger, conductor. Recorded under the supervision of Hans Lachmann-Mosse at the Lindstrom Studio, Berlin, between 1928 and 1930. Subjects: Reform Judaism - Germany - Berlin - Liturgy. Synagogue music - Germany - Berlin. Jewish chants. Choruses, Sacred. Organ music. Wrapped in plastic, brand new. Fine condition. (MUSIC-3-54) (ID #33298) $35.00.
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  105. Nulman, MacY. ESSAYS OF JEWISH MUSIC AND PRAYER: COMMEMORATING THE JUBILEE YEAR OF THE PHILIP AND SARAH BELZ SCHOOL OF JEWISH MUSIC: RABBI ISAAC ELCHANAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, YESHIVA UNIVERSITY, 1954-2004. New York, N. Y. ; Philip And Sarah Belz School Of Jewish Music, Yeshiva University, 2005. Original Cloth. 4to. 255 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Essays of Jewish Music and Prayer, commemorating the jubilee year of the Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish music, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary Yeshiva Univ. 1954-2004. The present volume highlights twenty-two articles culled from the annual publication of the Journal of Jewish Music and Liturgy. “Subjects range from the ancient prayer rite of Eretz Israel to Philo's view on music, zodiac illustrations in the Mahzor to Ta'amei Emet, Kabbalistic interpretations of the te'amim to voice level in prayer, and much more. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Jews - Music - History and criticism. Synagogue music - History and criticism. Judaism - Liturgy. Prayer - Judaism. OCLC lists 18 copies. Great condition in very good jacket. (MUSIC-2-11) (ID #33195) $45.00.
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  107. Schalit, Heinrich. LITURGYAH SHEL LEL SHABAT = SABBATH EVE LITURGY: FOR CANTOR (BARITONE OR TENOR), MIXED VOICES (SATB) AND ORGAN. Denver, Colo. ; H. Schalit, 1951. Original Wraps. 4to. 91 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Musical scores throughout. “Heinrich Schalit is one of the principal names associated with serious mid-20th-century American synagogue music for Reform worship—although some of his settings had currency at one time in liberal Conservative synagogues as well. … Schalit was born in Vienna, where he studied composition with Robert Fuchs (1847–1927) and with Joseph Labor (1842–1924), who was also one of Arnold Schoenberg’s teachers. In 1927 Schalit was appointed to the position of organist at the principal Liberale synagogue in Munich, whose learned cantor and productive resident composer, Emanuel Kirschner (1857–1938) —a former singer in the choir of Louis Lewandowski in Berlin and a follower in his path, albeit in a more artistically sophisticated vein—appears to have exerted a lasting influence on him. His first synagogue composition was a setting of v’shamru for the Sabbath eve liturgy, which he then incorporated into his first full Sabbath eve service, Eine Freitagabend Liturgie. That service, published in Germany in 1933 and later revised for American publication in 1951, remains one of his seminal achievements, notwithstanding his substantial subsequent oeuvre. By that time he had grown dissatisfied with what he called an 'unorganic mixture of traditional cantorial chants with congregational and choral music in the German style of the 19th century, ' and he felt that the synagogue of the 20th century required its elimination. Liturgical composition became for him a sacred calling, with a sense of mission that he posed as a challenge to contemporary Jewish musicians to 'prepare a change in style and outlook, ' as he wrote in the preface to his first service. His goal was to 'create a new, unified liturgical music growing out of the soil of the old-new, significant and valuable source material' that had become available through recent musicological studies. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Synagogue music - Sabbath services. Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with organ. OCLC lists 22 copies. Institutional stamps on endpages and on wraps edges. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-10) (ID #33194) $60.00.
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  109. Urstein, Carl. SEFER LIMMUD HACHAZZANUT: A TEXTBOOK FOR ACQUIRING THE SKILLS OF THE CANTORIAL ART. VOLUME 3 (ONLY). [S. I. ], [S. N], 1978. Original Publisher’s Cloth. Large 8vo. 147 pages of music. 25 cm. In Romanized Hebrew with title pages, tables of contents and prefaces in English and Hebrew. Series: El Harinah v'el Hat'filah: Original Melodies for the Sabbath Service, V. 3. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Liturgy. Jewish chants. Includes music for unaccompanied melodies. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Bright, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF39-21) (ID #28525) $50.00.
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  111. Reisen, Abraham, 1876-1953. 50 LIDER: A MATONE DI KINDER FUN DI IDISHE SHULN: AROYSGEGEBN LEKOVED [DEM MEHABERS] FUFTSIK YORIKN YUBILEY. New York: Matones Ba Der Sholem Aleykhem Folk Institut, 1926. Original illustrated boards, 4to, [46] pages. First edition. Brightly colored illustrations on every page. In Yiddish. 50 Poems: A Gift to the Children of the Yidish Schools, published in honor of the Author’s fiftieth birthday. Modernist Cover & illustrations. SUBJECT(S): Children's poetry, Yiddish. Children's songs, Yiddish -- Texts. Fuftsik lider. Avrom Reyzn; 1876–1953, was a “Yiddish poet, short-story writer, playwright, and editor. Born in Koidanovo, Russia (now Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus), Reisen was the son of the Hebrew and Yiddish poet Kalman Reisen (1848–1921) and the brother of the poet, short-story writer, and translator Sarah (Sore) Reisen (1884–1974) and the celebrated philologist Zalman Rejzen (1887–1941) . While he was still a teenager, his talent was recognized by Shalom Aleichem and I. L. Peretz, who arranged for the publication of his earliest poems. After some years in Minsk, Warsaw, Cracow, and Berlin, he settled permanently in New York in 1914. Influenced by Heinrich Heine, whom he translated into Yiddish, he was one of the first Yiddish poets to make use of folksong material. His poetry, though mostly written in conventional quatrains, is suffused by a refined sensibility that adumbrates the writing of Di Yunge . In contrast to the verse of the "sweatshop" generation, such as Morris Vinchevsky or Morris Rosenfeld, his work is characterized by a certain understated Romanticism and melancholy irony. Reisen shared the preoccupation with poverty and social problems manifested by his predecessors, but he entirely eschews their propagandistic rhetoric. Nonetheless, while most of his poetry is softly lyrical, a proportion has sufficiently social-critical implications to have been sung at clandestine workers' meetings in the forests. Many of his poems were set to music and became a standard part of Yiddish folk culture (Denman, EJ, 2011) . Light edgewear to covers, all original spine and binding. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-5-3) (ID #29678) $300.00. XX
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  113. Abraham Moshe Bernstein; Samuel Frug. ZAMD UN SHTERN = SAND AND STARS. New York; Metro Music, 1927. Original wraps. 4to. 5 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Yiddish (romanized) and English words. Originally published: Jos. P. Katz, 1916. Words by S. Frug ; music by A. Bernstein. Front portrait of S. Frug. Shimon Shmuel Frug (1860–1916), “Russian poet. Frug was born in a Jewish agricultural colony in Kherson province, Russia; he was self-educated. He began his poetic career writing in Russian, published three volumes of verse, and was the first poet to treat Jewish themes in Russian verse... His Yiddish national songs were keyed to the needs of his generation. In his popular song "Zamd un Shtern" ("Sand and Stars") he argues with God, asking why He had only fulfilled half His promise to Abraham, making Jews as numerous as sand: but "where are the stars?" (EJ 2008) . Subjects: Songs, Yiddish - United States. Shimon Frug – Songs. Light soiling to wraps, light tear to edge, internally some soiling, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-20) (ID #33261) $50.00.
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  115. Alexander Olshanetsky; Maurice Schwartz. SHIROH ... (SHIRU LADONOY): FROM MAURICE SCHWARTZ'S PRODUCTION "SHABSE TZVI". New York; Metro Music, 1941. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in romanized Hebrew; last page contains lyrics in Yiddish. From Maurice Schwartz's production "Shabse Tzvi". Song for voice and piano. Music by Alexander Olshanetsky. As Sung by Meyer Steinwortzel and other artists. Wraps printed in brown ink, with portrait of Olshanetsky on cover. Maurice Schwartz (1890–1960), “U. S. Yiddish actor. Schwartz was the last major figure in the Yiddish theater of New York. He flourished at a time when there were about 20 Yiddish shows on Second Avenue in New York City, and his Jewish Art Theater was among the last to close. … Schwartz became known in almost every corner of the Yiddish-speaking Diaspora. He toured North America, South America, Europe, Israel, and South Africa. His company had a repertoire of 150 plays from Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, Toller, and George Bernard Shaw to Shalom Aleichem. He was known especially for his playing of Reb Malech in Singer's Yoshe Kalb, Luka in Gorki's The Lower Depths, Oswald in Ibsen's Ghosts, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, and the title role in King Lear. The Jewish Art Theater became an institution in New York, breeding talent for both the Yiddish and English-speaking stage. ” (EJ, 2008) Subjects: Songs, Hebrew - United States. OCLC lists 2 copies (Natl Libr Israel, Harvard), none in New York. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. Scarce. (MUSIC-3-57) (ID #33301) $125.00.
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  117. B Charloff; David Goldstein. FUN YARID. New York; Metro Music Co, 1928. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. Edition. Words in Yiddish romanized, also printed as text in Yiddish script. For medium voice and piano. Music by B. Charloff; words by David Goldstein. Boris Charloff (1896-1972) cantor, composer, served in Toronto Synagogues. J 141; Metro Music Co. Wraps printed in brown ink, with portrait of Charloff. Subjects: Songs (Medium voice) with piano. Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 6 copies. Three hole punch on side, institutional stamps in gutter of first page, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-28) (ID #33269) $50.00.
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  119. David Meyerowitz. VI NEMT MEN PARNOSEH = VI NEMT MEN PARNUSE. New York; David Meyerovitz, 1934. Original wraps. 4to. 3 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Lyrics in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. Selling agents: J. E. J. Kammen Music Co. And Metro Music Co. Words and music by David Meyerowitz ; arr. For voice and piano by Jack Kammen. Sung by Famous Stars on Jewish Stages. Wraps printed in blue ink. With phographs of Meyerowitz on front; David Meyerowitz (1867–1943) ; “Known as 'the wandering poet, ' David Meyerowitz was a Latvian-born Yiddish theater and vaudeville composer popular during early phases of the American Yiddish theater. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Yiddish Theatre – Sheet Music. OCLC lists 4 copies. Institutional marks on bottom of first page, light edge wear, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-12) (ID #33253) $50.00.
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  121. Gedaliah Rabinowitz; Hayyim Nahman Bialik. EL HA-TSIPOR = EL HATZIPOR, TO THE BIRD; SONG FOR VOICE AND PIANO = TZU A FOIGL. New York; Metro Music, 1939. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in Hebrew (romanized) and Yiddish (romanized) ; English, Hebrew and Yiddish words printed as text following song. Publisher's no.: J 158. Tsu a foygl; Tzu a foigl; Hatzipor; To a bird. Me-et Hayim Nahman Bialik; musikah me-et Gedaliahu Rabinovitsh = Tsu a foygl = Tzu a foigl = El hatzipor = To a bird: song for voice and piano as sung by Gedaliah Sheinfeld; original Hebrew words by Ch. N. Bialik; music by Gedaliah Rabinowitz. Dedicated to memory of Rose Slick Neifach by the Buffalo Jewish Choral Society. Song of Bialik's first poem: “His first published poem, 'El ha-Zippor' ('To the Bird'), was written in Volozhin” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Songs with piano. Songs, Hebrew. Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 7 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-3-41) Xxxxx (ID #33284) $50.00.
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  123. H Russotto; M Zavodnick. A MAME IZ DER BESTER FRAYND = MOTHER IS YOUR BEST FRIEND. New York; S. Schenker, 1914. Original wraps. Folio. 4, [2] pages. 35 cm. First edition. Lyrics in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. Music by H. A. Russotto; words by M. Zavodnick. Arranged for voice and piano and for violin or mandolin. Wraps printed in blue ink. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 6 copies. Light wear to edges, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-34) (ID #33277) $75.00.
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  125. Herman Wohl; Hyman Kalmanovitz; Sam Kasten; Louis Gilrod B. Thomashehfsky. TSVEY KHANZONIM = TWO CANTORS. SISU VESIMCHU. YEDER EINER STREIKT A TZKIND. . Original wraps. 4to. 5 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Transliterated yiddish. Tsvey Khanzonism = Two Cantors. Comedy by Kalmanovitz. Adapted by B. Thomashefsky. Music by Herman Wohl. Words by B. Thomashefsky. “Sisu Vesimchu” sung by David Kessler; “ Yeder Einer Streikt A Tzind” sung by Sam Kasten. Lyric by L. Gilrod. Contains the score and lyrics for Sisu Vesimchu. For voice and piano. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists two copies. Light wear to edges, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-17) (ID #33258) $125.00.
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  127. Hersh Volovitsh. IN GORTEN. New York; J. P. Katz, 1925. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 32 cm. First edition. In Yiddish, with song lyrics romanized (Yiddish) . Full text of lyrics in Yiddish on last page. Kinder Lieder; Gevidmet ale Idishe Kinder. Words by A. Kaplan. Music by H. Wolowitz. Songs for Young Folks no 8. In Gorten. For Voice and Piano. Illustrated wrap with border of childrens activities, and centerfold portrait of Wolowitz. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Yiddish Children's Music. OCLC lists 2 copies (HUC; Natl Libr Israel) . Institutional stamp on front cover, light edge wear, tear along edges, otherwise clean. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-47) (ID #33290) $125.00.
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  129. Hersh Volovitsh. A VOLECHL; HUMOROUS SONG FOR VOICE AND PIANO. New York; Metro Music, 1937. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Lyrics in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. A Volekhl. Music by Hersh Wolowitz. J-246; Metro Music. “A Volechl lomir zingen, A Volechl lomir shrayen, A Volechl lomir zingen, lomir shrayen! A gantse voch, horevet men doch, Oyf shabes darf men layen. ” [Let us sing a little volech, let us shout a little volech, let us sing it, let us shout it! All week long, we toil and moil, For the Sabbath we must borrow. ] Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 5 copies. Three hole punch along side of wraps, institutional stamps on first page bottom gutter, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-48) (ID #33291) $65.00.
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  131. Isaac Moishe Nadir. DER REBI ALIMELACH. New York; Metro Music Co, 1927. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Der Rebi Alimelach: humorous folk song. Melody by M. Nadir. Arranged for voice and piano by A. S. Ellstein. Yiddish (romanized) words. "Copyright 1927 by Jos. P. Katz; copyright assigned 1927 to Henry Lefkowitch. " Der Rebbe Elimelech is a famous Yiddish song written by Moshe Nadir and loosely based on the English traditional song Old King Cole. Moishe Nadir (pseudonym of Isaac Reis; 1885–1943), “Yiddish poet and humorist. Born in eastern Galicia, Nadir emigrated to New York at the age of 13 and at 16 began to write lyrics in which he emphasized the hardships of the immigrant generation. His later lyrics were more skeptical and often bitingly satirical. In addition to poetry, Nadir published feuilletons, essays, short stories, plays, and criticism in dozens of different Yiddish periodicals and anthologies, as well as dozens of his own books. … He coedited the humorous biweekly Der Yidisher Gazlen and was a frequent contributor to Der Groyser Kundes, the most widely read Yiddish humorous periodical of his time. He participated in the literary projects of Di Yunge and aroused interest with his volume of erotic lyrics Vilde Royzn ("Wild Roses, " 1915) . His popular poem "Rivington Strit" ("Rivington Street, " 1936), published with the illustrations of Yosl Cutler and William Gropper, was transformed into a performance piece. … Active in communist circles, he was hailed by adoring Jewish crowds during a 1926 visit to the Soviet Union, and in his articles in the communist Jewish daily, Frayhayt (1922–39), he attacked opponents of the Communist Party line. However, severe disillusionment came with the Stalin-Hitler pact of 1939, and his collection of poetry Moyde Ani ("I Confess"), written in 1941 and published posthumously in 1944, includes an autobiographical section in which he repudiated his former beliefs (English transl. In I. Howe and E. Greenberg, A Treasury of Yiddish Stories, 1953) . Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 5 copies. Light wear to wraps, bumped edges, otherwise clean. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-39) (ID #33282) $100.00.
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  133. Jack Jacobs; A. Teitelbaum; Alexander Olshanetsky. AZ GOT IZ MIT MIR = “GOD IS WITH ME”. New York; Trio Press. [1920s]|Original Wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 32 cm. First edition. Yiddish on cover, transliterated yiddish and english inside. Wraps printed in blue ink. As Gott Is Mit Mir. Lyrics by Jack Jacobs, sung by A. Teitelbaum, Music by Alex. Olshanetsky. In Al. Olshanetsky's nai miuzikal opereta Di Ainstige Nakht. The Only Night. Libreto fun Abraham Blum. Oifgefirt fun Mikhal Mikhalesko. Now play at National Theatre. Houston Street and Second Ave. Jean Greenfield, Manager. Rear wrap contains the description of the opereretta The Only Night, with cast of characters, etc. “Alexander Olshanetsky (1892–1946) ; Born in Odessa, Alexander Olshanetsky was among the most prominent and prolific composers and conductors of the Yiddish theater, and was also a highly regarded synagogue choir director. … From 1925 on, throughout the 1930s and until his death, Olshanetsky’s name was ubiquitous throughout the Second Avenue world, and his operettas played in nearly all its major theaters. ” (Milken Archive) . Subjects: Yiddish Theatre – Score – Az Got iz mit mir. Yiddish Operetta. None listed on OCLC. Light wear to edge of wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. Rare (MUSIC-3-6) (ID #33247) $200.00.
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  135. R A Zagler. ELI - ELI = ELI ELI. New York; S. Schenker, 1919. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Lyrics in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. "Originally sung by the famous actress Madam Sophia Karp". Eli, Eli: for piano, arranged in simplified form by R. A. Zagler. Wraps printed in purple ink, with portrait of Sophia Karp. Sophia Karp (1861– March 31, 1904), born Sara Segal, she was also known as Sophie Goldstein, Sofia Carp, and Sophie Karp, was a Romanian-born Jewish actress and soprano, the first professional Yiddish theater actress. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Karp, Sophia – Portraits. OCLC lists 4 copies. Light edge wear, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-14) (ID #33255) $50.00.
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  137. Jack Kammen; Joseph Kammen; Belle Baker. ELI ELI (LORD, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME): POPULAR VERSION. New York; J & J. Kammen, 1937. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in romanized Yiddish and Yiddish text printed on back cover Popular version by by J. & J. Kammen. Sung with the greatest success by the incomparable Belle Baker. Voice and Piano Solo. Copyright 1919. No. 1; Kammen Publication. Wraps printed in blue ink. Front portrait of Belle Baker (Bella Becker), a popular singer of ragtime and Yiddish songs in the 1920's and 30's. Subjects: Songs, Jewish - United States. Songs, Yiddish. Sacred songs with piano. Baker, Belle - Portraits. OCLC lists 5copies. Light edge wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-13) (ID #33254) $50.00.
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  139. Jack Kammen; Joseph Kammen; Herman Yablokoff. PAPIROSN = PAPIROSSEN = CIGARETTES. New York; J & J. Kammen, 1933. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Lyrics in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. Success song from the Play Der Poyatz – The Clown. The Phtantom of the Air - “The Clown” - Presents the most sensational Jewish radio hit in ten years, Papirossen, Cigarettes, Dedicated to the “Clown” By Hyman Yablokoff. “Der Poyatz” management Norman Furman. “Herman Yablokoff (1903–1981) ; An eastern European-born songwriter, lyricist, actor, playwright, director, and producer probably most known as the composer of the song Papirosn. Yablokoff became famous on Second Avenue and went on to tour in Israel, Scandinavia, Europe, Cuba, and South America, frequently playing opposite his wife, Bella Meisel. … One of the many major musical shows he wrote, directed, and produced was Der payatz (The Clown), which catapulted him to even wider fame under that sobriquet. He further popularized that role on his weekly Yiddish radio program of the same name. Papirosn (Cigarettes), from his play with the same title, is probably his most enduring song. Most likely an adaptation of a European folk melody to his own melodramatic lyrics, it is still sung today. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Songs, Yiddish - United States. OCLC lists 3 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-15) (ID #33256) $50.00.
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  141. Jacob Beimel. DIE GILDENE PAWE: FOLKS LIED = THE GOLDEN PEACOCK: FOLK SONG. New York: Jos. P. Katz, 1918. Original wraps. Folio. 4 pages. 34 cm. First edition. Yiddish words; English and Yiddish texts printed on back cover. Golden peacock; arr. By Jacob Beimel for voice and piano. “When a golden peacock flew far away, it lost its fine feathers. Pity the bride of a cruel husband. Oh, sad is Israel desolate in diaspora. " Jacob Beimel (1880–1944), an immigrant cantor and conductor originally from Minsk province in Belarus who had studied and held cantorial and conducting posts in Berlin and Copenhagen. Wraps printed in light blue ink. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish - United States. OCLC lists 3 copies. Light soiling and small tears along edges of wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-3-21) (ID #33262) $75.00.
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  143. Jacob Beimel. MIKITKA. New York; Metro Music Co, 1927. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. Second edition. Lyrics in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. Idish-Ukrainishe Folks-Lieder aranzshirt fun Yakov Baymel. Ukrainian-Jewish series. "As sung by the eminent tenor M. Hershman. " Arranged by Jacob Beimel. First published 1924, Jos. P. Katz. Jewish-Ukrainian folk song arranged for (high) solo voice with piano. With front portraits of Beimel and Cantor Hershman on cover. Jacob Beimel (1880–1944), an immigrant cantor and conductor originally from Minsk province in Belarus who had studied and held cantorial and conducting posts in Berlin and Copenhagen; he served as director of the United Hebrew Choral Societies of America and Canada. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Folk songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 6 copies. Stamps of Ceshinsky's Bookstore on wraps, institutional stamp on internal bottom gutter; otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-3-23) (ID #33264) $50.00.
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  145. Jacobs, Jacob; Olshanetsky, Alexander. [Molly Picon]. ZLATOPOL = ZLATOPOL. New York; Metro Music Co, 1935. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Lyrics in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. Zlatopol; Played at David Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre, New York. Michael Saks presents Al Olshanetsky and Jacob Kalich's Operetta 'What Girls Do' featuring Molly Picon. As sung by Leon Gold. Libretto by William Siegel. Lyrics by Jacob Jacobs; music by Alexander Olshanetsky. For voice and Piano. Wraps printed in blue ink, with photographs of Leon Gold and Alexander Olshanetsky. Includes cast of performance and descriptions of the acts and scenes, in English and Yiddish, on last page. Alexander Olshanetsky (1892–1946) “Born in Odessa, Alexander Olshanetsky was among the most prominent and prolific composers and conductors of the Yiddish theater, and was also a highly regarded synagogue choir director. ” (Milken Archive) . Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Yiddish Theatre. OCLC lists 4 copies (NYPL, Florida Atlantic, Harvard, OSU) . Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-55) (ID #33299) $100.00.
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  147. Lazar Weiner. AF BRI. New York; Metro Music Co, 1949. Original wraps. 4to. 9, [1] pages. 27 cm. First edition. Lyrics in romanized Yiddish. Af Bri (Folk Song) ; by Lazar Weiner; Mixed chorus and piano accompaniment. C96; Metro. First line: Af bri, s'iz nito vos tsu gebn esen di kinder. Lazar Weiner(1897–1982) “After discovering the rich Yiddish cultural scene in early 20th-century New York City, Lazar Weiner went on to become a leading composer of Yiddish art songs and contemporary synagogue music, and a revered director of Yiddish choruses. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Folk Lament. OCLC lists three copies (Penn, Harvard, NYPL) . Light edge wear, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-3-49) Xxxx (ID #33292) $60.00.
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  149. Lebedeff, Aaron. GALITZIE. New York; Metro Music Co, 1938. Original Wraps. 4to. 5 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Yiddish, with transliterated yiddish. Words by M. Rund; Music by Aaron Lebedeff; arranged for voice and piano by P. Laskowsky. Front portrait featuring Yiddish theater performer Aaron Lebedeff. Lebedeff was responsible for the popularity of a number of Yiddish theater songs. Wraps printed in brown ink. Rear wrap contains list of yiddish music scores published by Metro Music. Subjects: Yiddish Songs – Aaron Lebedeff. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-10) (ID #33251) $60.00.
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  151. Max Persin. VOS VET ZAYN AZ MOSHIAH VET KUMEN? = WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN MESSIAH COMES: JEWISH FOLK SONG. New York; Jos. P. Katz, 1919. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Romanized Yiddish words Yiddish text (Hebrew letters) of this song. Arranged by M. Persin. Idishe folks lider. Wors wet sajn as moschiach wet kumen? Wraps printed in green and brown ink. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish - United States. OCLC lists 5 copies. Wraps previously cut down center, institutional stamp in gutter on first page; otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-33) (ID #33276) $60.00.
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  153. Moishe Oysher; Alexander Olshanetsky. UNTER BOYMER = UNTER BOIMER. New York; Metro Music Co, 1940. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Lyrics in romanized Yiddish. Full lyrics in Yiddish on first page. From the motion picture 'Overture To Glory' “Der Vilner Balebesel”, Produced by Elite Productions Inc. Directed by Max Nosseck. Original Story by Ossip Dymow. As sung by Moishe Oysher. Music by Alexander Olshanetsky, words by Moishe Oysher. Song for Voice and Piano. Wraps printed in brown ink, with large portrait of Moishe Oysher, and portrait of Alexander Olshanetsky. Song from the 1940 film, Overture to Glory, the plot line as follows: The cantor of the Vilna Synagogue, played by the great real-life cantor Moishe Oysher, leaves behind his prayers to perform in the Warsaw Opera. He struggles to balance the appeal of his newfound fame and notoriety with feelings of guilt and responsibility toward his family and community. Featuring perhaps the most convincing scenes of synagogue life in any fiction film, Overture to Glory begins during the morning service on Rosh Hashanah and ends at Kol Nidre, making the story a kind of redemptive journey during the days of awe. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Cantor. Yiddish Film, Songs. OCLC lists one copy (Harvard) . Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. Rare. (MUSIC-3-58) (ID #33302) $100.00.
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  155. Philip M Raskin; Jacob M Medvedieff; Leon M Herbert; Sidor Belarsky. DER NER TOMID = THE ETERNAL FLAME; SONG FOR VOICE AND PIANO. New York; Metro Music Co, 1928. Original Wraps. 4to. 7 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in romanized Yiddish and English; Yiddish text and English translation by Leon M. Herbert. Sidor Belarsky's portrait on cover page. Words by P. Raskin; music by J. Medvedieff ; as sung by Sidor Belarsky. Ner ha-tamid; Eternal flame; Collection of Jewish songs for voice and piano. Words by P. Raskin; English version by Leon M. Herbert; Hebrew version by H. A. Freedland. Subjects: Songs with piano. Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 11 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-3-11) (ID #33252) $50.00.
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  157. Platon Gregoriewitch Brounoff; Hayyim Nahman Bialik. MOISCHELACH AND SCHOIMELACH. New York; S. Goldberg, 1905. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 32 cm. First edition. For voice and piano. Poetry by Bialik. Music by Platon Brounoff. (Boys like) Moyshe and Shloyme. Two boys grew up together in the Old Country, where one always dominated the other. Now they are adults in America, and it's still the same. One is the boss, and the other is his factory worker. “Platon Brounoff (1859-1924) ; Conductor, arranger, and composer of Yiddish music. Born in Yelisavetgrad in Russia. In 1891, immigrated to the U. S. And settled in New York. Founded and conducted the Poale Tsion Choir, the first Jewish secular choir in America. Collected over 300 Jewish folk songs, some of which he arranged for his choir. ” (Jewish Music Research Centre) . Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 3 copies. Edges of wraps tattered, otherwise clean. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-22) (ID #33263) $50.00.
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  159. S Mogulesco; H Russotto. MAMENYU KOYF MIR DOS = MAMENIU KOIF MIR DOS. New York; S. Schenker, 1916. Original Wraps. Folio. 4 pages. 35 cm. First edition. Lyrics in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. Yiddish printed in margin. For voice and piano. Words and music by S. Mogulesko. Arranged by H. A. Russotto. Wraps printed in blue ink. Rear wrap advertises, with small selection from the scores, various songs produced by the company. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 6 copies. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-7) (ID #33248) $50.00.
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  161. Samuel Vigoda; Philip Max Raskin. A SHTUMER PROTEST (A SILENT PROTEST) . New York; Transcontinental Music, 1943. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. Poem by Philip M. Raskin. Music by Samuel Vigoda. Pub. No. W. J. 417. For voice and piano. Wraps printed in blue ink, with portrait of Samuel Vigoda (1895-1990) “Born in Dubrozin, Poland, studied with his father and later with Yossele Rosenblatt. Officiated as cantor in Budapest, immigrated to the U. S. In 1933 where he officiated as cantor in New York (taking Rosenblatt's place in Oheb Zedek) and Washington. He is one of the star cantors of the cantors' "golden age. " (Jewish Music Research Centre) Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 3 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-27) (ID #33268) $50.00.
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  163. Vladimir Heifetz. OT AZOY NEYT A SHNAYDER = OT AZOI NEIT A SCHNAIDER: FOLK SONG. New York; Metro Music Co, 1937. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Lyrics in romanized Yiddish. Arranged for mixed chorus by Vladimir Heifetz. “Vladimir Heifetz (1893-1970) was a Russian-American pianist and composer, lecturer, organist, and choir director in New York and elsewhere, and an arranger for television, radio and motion pictures. He was educated at the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music and was accompanist for Feodor Chaliapin. Heifetz was director for many years of the Farband Culture Chorus, and music and choir director of Temple Anshe Chesed in New York. He created 300 compositions on Jewish themes, as well as, Maize Le Moize, an opera, and an oratorio and a number of cantatas. He wrote the music for two motion pictures and put to music the words of 'Babi Yar, ' by the Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko and “Shofar” by Nellie Sachs. One of his ensembles, the Heifetz Singers broadcast a series of programs over CBS and in 1935 they toured America. He was the son of the first violinist, Ephim Heifetz, who performed in the Czar’s Court for a period of 12 years. His brother was the famous cellist Benor Heifetz. He was the cousin of the world-famed violinist, Jascha Heifetz. He died on May 5, 1970 of a heart attack while he accompanied Sidor Belarsky in Deer Park, Long Island, N. Y. Source “Vladimir Heifetz, Pianist, dies at 76”, The New York Times, May 6, 1970. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 4 copies. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-44) (ID #33287) $100.00.
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  165. Vladimir Heifetz; Wolf Younin. DER YID DER SHMID = DER YID DER SHMID: SONG FOR VOICE AND PIANO. New York; Mills, 1952. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in romanized Yiddish. 'The Jewish Blacksmith. ' Words by Wolf Younin; music by Vladimir Heifetz. Featured by Norman Atkins. “The best-known of Heifetz' more than 80 compositions is 'Der Yid, Der Shmid, ' a lively, catchy folk tune. ” (Guide to the Papers of Vladimir Heifetz, YIVO) . Subjects: Songs, Yiddish - United States. Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 4 copies. Three punch holes, institutional stamps on gutter of first page, otherwise fresh. Good condition (MUSIC-3-46) (ID #33289) $50.00.
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  167. Vladimir Heifetz; Wolf Younin. DER YID DER SHMID = DER YID DER SHMID: SONG FOR VOICE AND PIANO. New York; Metro Music Co, 1952. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in romanized Yiddish; Yiddish text printed on back cover. 'The Jewish Blacksmith. ' Words by Wolf Younin; music by Vladimir Heifetz. Photograph of Heifetz on cover. “The best-known of Heifetz' more than 80 compositions is 'Der Yid, Der Shmid, ' a lively, catchy folk tune. ” (Guide to the Papers of Vladimir Heifetz, YIVO) . Subjects: Songs, Yiddish - United States. Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 4 copies. Three punch holes, institutional stamps on gutter of first page, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-45) (ID #33288) $75.00.
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  169. Weiner, Lazar. KHORN ZINGEN = SONGS FOR CHORUS [BOOKS 1 & 2]. New York; Educational Dept. Of The Workmen's Circle, 1938-1941. Original Wraps. 4to. 112; 82 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Two volumes. Book One and Book Two. In Yiddish and transliterated Yiddish, with table of contents and added english title page. Songs for Chorus, Collected by Lazar Weiner, published by the Educational Department of the Workmen's Circle. Compilation of socialist and folk songs, scores set by various well known composers (Weiner, Vladimir Heifetz, Eli Teitelbaum, Meyer Posner, Reuven Kosakoff, Joseph Achron, A. W. Binder, Julius Chajes, Leo Low, etc. ) to well known poems and songs (by writers and poets: Nomberg, Pinski, S. Anski, Yehoash, M Rosenfeld, A. Reizin, Chaim Grade, H. Roisenblat, etc. ) . “Lazar Weiner is most widely remembered today as the supreme exemplar and advocate of the Yiddish art song genre. Through his opera of more than two hundred songs, he elevated that medium to unprecedented artistic sophistication. … Among the choruses Weiner directed between 1925 and about 1935 were the chorus of the Yidishe Kultur Gezelshaft (Jewish Culture Society), the chorus of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), the Central Synagogue choir (where he was also appointed music director), and the Arbeter Ring Khor (Workmen’s Circle Chorus), which developed into his most important, artistically fulfilling, and enduring choral position, lasting until 1966.” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) . Songs, Yiddish. Arbeter Ring Chorus. OCLC lists 19 copies. Light edge wear, light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-28) (ID #33212) $85.00.
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  171. Weiner, Lazar. KHORN ZINGEN = SONGS FOR CHORUS [BOOK TWO]. New York; Educational Dept. Of The Workmen's Circle, 1941. Original Wraps. 4to. 82 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Book Two. In Yiddish and transliterated Yiddish, with table of contents and added english title page. Songs for Chorus, Collected by Lazar Weiner, published by the Educational Department of the Workmen's Circle. Compilation of socialist and folk songs, scores set by various well known composers (Weiner, Eli Teitelbaum, Meyer Posner, Reuven Kosakoff, Joseph Achron, A. W. Binder, Julius Chajes, Leo Low, etc. ) to well known poems and songs (by writers and poets: Nomberg, Pinski, S. Anski, etc. ) . “Lazar Weiner is most widely remembered today as the supreme exemplar and advocate of the Yiddish art song genre. Through his opera of more than two hundred songs, he elevated that medium to unprecedented artistic sophistication. … Among the choruses Weiner directed between 1925 and about 1935 were the chorus of the Yidishe Kultur Gezelshaft (Jewish Culture Society), the chorus of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), the Central Synagogue choir (where he was also appointed music director), and the Arbeter Ring Khor (Workmen’s Circle Chorus), which developed into his most important, artistically fulfilling, and enduring choral position, lasting until 1966.” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) . Songs, Yiddish. Arbeter Ring Chorus. OCLC lists 19 copies. Covers soiled, light edge wear, minor soiling to first and last pages, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-29) (ID #33213) $45.00.
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  173. Yablokoff, Herman. DER DISH WASHER = DER DISH VASHER. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; J. & J. Kammen Music Co, 1934. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 30 cm. First edition. Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. As featured by Herman Yablokoff [Der Poyatz] In his big Musical Production “King of Song”. Voice and Piano. Words and Music by Herman Yablokoff. “Yablokoff wrote Der dishvasher (The Dishwasher) as an independent song before it was subsequently included in his full-length production of a 'musical romance' of the same name at the Second Avenue Theater in New York in 1936. Because the song was so successful on its own, he later decided to write a play around it. In the original production, in Yiddish, a young Walter Matthau played the role of a cellist. Long afterward, when Matthau was an established Hollywood cinema star, he observed in a New Yorker interview that he could never have learned in any drama school what he had learned in the Yiddish theater. Yablokoff considered Der dishvasher his finest play. He played and sang the role of Abrashe the dishwasher in the staged production, which also featured such celebrities as Bella Meisel (his wife), Leo Fuchs, Annie Thomashevsky, Esther Saltzman, and Dave Lubritsky. Most or all of the score, apart from Yablokoff’s song, was written by Ilia Trilling. Der dishvasher is the lament of an elderly man, abandoned by his children, so that he is forced to wash dishes in a restaurant for bare subsistence. It was a familiar theme, especially resonant among elderly audiences, even though it was largely (and typically) exaggerated in this song for the usual dramatic effect. ” (Milken Archive) . Subjects: Yiddish, Songs. Yiddish Theatre. OCLC lists two copies. Frame this gem and hang it in your kitchen! Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-16) (ID #33257) $150.00.
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  175. Z Schneyer; Judah, Ha-Levi; Hayyim Nahman Bialik. YAM LIEDER = SEA SONG. New York; Jos. Katz, 1916. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 30 cm. First edition. Words in romanized Yiddish; full text in Yiddish on p. [4]. Front portrait of Bialik. Yiddish song by the famous poet Bialik. A second edition was published by Metro music in 1927. “Bialik composed his sea poems ('Yam lider') in Yiddish in 1908 and published them in a Zionist-oriented anthology just before his first visit to Eretz Yisrael in 1909. The small cycle of three pseudo-naive poems was defined by the poet as a translation from the prominent medieval poet Rabbi Yehuda Halevi. However, this cycle of poems is, in fact, a free adaptation of diverse motifs from Halevi, imbued with contemporary colours and revealing Bialik's intimate secrets. … Bialik wrote these Zionist poems ('Yam lider') in the language of the Jewish masses, telling his ideological adversaries in an indirect and subtle way that if he turns to the writing of poems in Yiddish, it is merely for ideological purposes, and not because he agrees with their credo. Indeed, the role of these poems in many Zionist circles has been long acknowledged. ” (Khulyot; Journal of Yiddish Research; No. 8 Winter 2003) Subjects: Songs, Yiddish - United States. Minor tears to edges of wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-19) (ID #33260) $125.00.
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  177. Z Schneyer; Judah, Ha-Levi; Hayyim Nahman Bialik. YAM LIEDER = SEA SONG. New York; Metro Music, 1927. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 30 cm. Second edition. Words in romanized Yiddish; full text in Yiddish on p. [4]. Front portrait of Bialik. Yiddish song by the famous poet Bialik. First published 1916. “Bialik composed his sea poems ('Yam lider') in Yiddish in 1908 and published them in a Zionist-oriented anthology just before his first visit to Eretz Yisrael in 1909. The small cycle of three pseudo-naive poems was defined by the poet as a translation from the prominent medieval poet Rabbi Yehuda Halevi. However, this cycle of poems is, in fact, a free adaptation of diverse motifs from Halevi, imbued with contemporary colours and revealing Bialik's intimate secrets. … Bialik wrote these Zionist poems ('Yam lider') in the language of the Jewish masses, telling his ideological adversaries in an indirect and subtle way that if he turns to the writing of poems in Yiddish, it is merely for ideological purposes, and not because he agrees with their credo. Indeed, the role of these poems in many Zionist circles has been long acknowledged. ” (Khulyot; Journal of Yiddish Research; No. 8 Winter 2003) . Subjects: Songs, Yiddish -- United States. OCLC lists 5 copies of this edition. Institutional marks on wraps, light pencilling throughout, lightly soiled wraps, otherwise fresh. Good - condition. (MUSIC-3-40) Xx (ID #33283) $100.00.
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  179. Congress For Jewish Culture. SUKES UN SIMHES-TOYREH BUKH. Nyu York: Shultsenter Baym Yidishn Kultur-Kongres, 1967 . Paper wrappers, 8vo, 16 pages. In Yiddish and English. Illustrated workbook for students. With musical notation, reading exercises, and matching games. Includes a glossary in the back. Published by the Congress for Jewish Culture (Kultur-Kongres) for their students. The Congress for Jewish Culture is an “organization devoted to the promotion of secular Jewish culture and the recognition of Yiddish as an indispensable means of Jewish creative expression. Founded in New York in September 1948 at a world conference convoked by American Yiddish cultural agencies and Jewish labor organizations, and participated in by delegates from similar organizations in other lands, the Congress for Jewish Culture set for itself the following basic objectives: to preserve the continuity of Jewish cultural creativity; to foster Jewish education through Yiddish and Yiddish-Hebrew schools; to assist in the publication of literary and scholarly works in Yiddish; and to protect the cultural freedom of the Jews wherever their right to maintain and develop their own culture is threatened…Through its department of education, the Congress seeks to coordinate the activities of the various types of Jewish secular schools” (Sherman, EJ, 2012) . No copies listed on OCLC. Nice, clean copy, no ink or pencil markings. Very good condition. Scarce (YIDCHI-2-3) (ID #29745) $50.00.
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  181. Grafstein, Melech W. SHOLOM ALEICHEM PANORAMA. London, Ontario; Jewish Observer, 1948. Publishers cloth. 4to. [2], 415, [1] pages. 32 cm. First edition. With various short stories and essays written by Sholom-Aleichem translated into English, many for the first time; includes over one hundred photographs and sketches of Sholom-Aleichem and related individuals. With eight sections: Essays on Sholom Aleichem; Works of Sholom Aleichem; Memoirs of Sholom Aleichem; Dramatic Works of Sholom Aleichem; Yiddish Folk Songs; Sholem Aleichem Art Gallery; Letters of Sholom Aleichem; Sholom Aleichem Theatre Album. With illustrated endpapers. Subjects: Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916. Commemoration Book. Yiddish Literature – Translations into English. Light wear to cloth and edges, minor pen marks on endpages, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-16-40) (ID #30842) $30.00.
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  183. Heifetz, Vladimir. TSEN-YORIKER YUBILEY ALMANAKH: TSUM YUBILEY KONTSERT FUN KHOR. New York; Aroysgegebn Fun Kultur Gezelshaft Arbeter Khor, 1940. Original Wraps. 8vo. [16] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Tenth-Year Jubilee Almanac: Jubilee Choir Concert. Issued by the choir of the Yidishe Kultur Gezelshaft (Jewish Culture Society) . Shabbos Evening, 4th of May, 1940, at the Town Hall ('Toun Hol, Vest 43tn Gas, N. Y. ) . Jubilee book, with full page photograph of the choir, frontispiece photograph of Vladimir Heifetz, essays, and contents of the evening program. Contains no music notations. “Vladimir Heifetz (1900-1970) . Composer, conductor, choral director and pianist. Served as musical director of the Rudolf Schildkraut Theatre, the chorus of the Poale Zion (Farband), the Yiddish Culture Chorus, the Patterson Singing Society in New Jersey, Temple Anshe Chesed, the Jamaica Jewish Center. Heifetz wrote over 80 compositions and about 200 arrangements and orchestrations. He wrote music for the Yiddish Art Theater, Folksbiene Theater, and for several motion pictures. He also composed a symphony, an opera, an oratorio, and a number of cantatas. ” (YIVO Music Collections) Subjects: Music - Societies, etc. Choral societies - New York (State) - New York. Songs, Yiddish. Kultur gezelshaft khor. Yiddish poetry. Yiddish Choir Jubilee Book. OCLC lists 3 copies (NYPL, YIVO, Stanford) . Wraps previously repaired with tape, light edge wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-27) (ID #33211) $75.00.
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  185. Jewish National Workers' Alliance (U. S. ) . ZINGEN MIR: FAR DERVAKSENE UN KINDER. New York; Idish Natsionaln Arbeter Farband, [1930s]. Original Cloth. 4to. [198 leaves; appx]. 28 cm. First edition. In Yiddish and Hebrew. 8 volumes of music in 1. Single sided mimeographed typewritten compilation, printed single sided; first few leaves (index of content) printed on various color pages, and printed double sided; each title page throughout printed on color paper. Includes 8 sections of unacc. Melodies with Yiddish or Hebrew words, each with its own title page and list of contents. A comprehensive alphabetic index of the contents precedes the first section. Aroysgegebn fun Tsentraln Bildungs Komitet fun Idish Natsionaln Arbeter Farband. 1te aptaylung. Himnen. - 2te aptaylung. Folks lider un folks motivn. - 3te aptaylung. Arbeter un halutsim lider. - 4te aptaylung. Kinder lider. - 5te aptaylung. Algemayne un humoristishe lider. - 6te aptaylung. Libes lider. - 7te aptaylung. Shabes lider. - 8te aptaylung. Yom tov lider. A music production of the American socialist zionist Yiddish Natzionaler Arbeiter Farband (Jewish National Workers Alliance) . Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Songs, Hebrew. Folk songs, Yiddish. Folk songs, Hebrew. Hymns, Yiddish. Hymns, Hebrew. Children's songs, Yiddish. Children's songs, Hebrew. OCLC lists 7 copies. Binding shaken, light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-30) (ID #33214) $125.00.
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  187. Kipnis, Menahem; Zimrah Zeligfeld. 80 FOLKS LIDER. Varsha; A. Gitlin, 1930. Original Wraps. 8vo. 179 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Compilation of 80 yiddish folk songs: lyric-romantic and love songs, popular folksongs, religious, songs of the mitnagdim, Hassidic and Philosophic folksongs; humoristic and family songs; Yiddish-Ukrainian folksongs. Menahem Kipnis was “born in Ushomir, Ukraine in 1878. He was a singer, folklore collector, writer and photographer. From 1912 to 1932 he toured Poland, Germany and France, appearing in concerts with his wife Zimra Seligfeld in combined lecture-performances of the Jewish folk songs which he had collected and studied. He published collections of folk songs and songs for children, and was active in the Polish cantors' organization. He submitted a number of his photographs to the Forverts which were published in that newspaper in the 1920's. He died in 1942 in the Warsaw Ghetto. ” (Guide to the Yivo Archives) . Tsveyter Teil on title page, part two of the series of volumes of Yiddish folks songs published by the authors (Folks Lider; 80 Folks Lider; 140 Folks Lider) . Contains the bookstamp of Lipe Lehrer, director of Farlag Matones. Subjects: Folk-songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 12 copies. Pages aged, some slightly brittle, binding shaken, light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-26) (ID #33210) $100.00.
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  189. Lefkowitch, Henry. IDISHE UN HEBREISHE LIDER: FOLKS UN NATSIONALE. New York; H. Lefkowitch, 1917. Original Boards. 8vo. 47 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Words in romanized Yiddish or Hebrew; also printed as text in Hebrew characters and in romanization. Cover title = Yiddishe gesangen. Henry Lefkowitch was a composer and publisher of Jewish music. He operated the Metro Music Company. He had studied composition with Ernest Bloch and wrote many Jewish art songs and some liturgical music. Her served as a conductor and founded two symphony orchestras that were later absorbed into other groups. He was Secretary of the Society of Jewish Composers. He had been a guest conductor at the Canotrs' Assembly of America and lectured on music on the radio and also conducted at Cooper Union. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Songs, Hebrew. Folk-songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light soiling to boards, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-23) (ID #33207) $70.00.
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  191. Rabinovitch, Israel. MUZIK BAY IDN: UN ANDERE ESEYEN OYF MUZIKALISHE TEMES = JEWISH MUSIC AND OTHER ESSAYS ON MUSICAL TOPICS. Montreal, Canada; Eagle Pub. Co, 1940. Publishers Cloth. 4to. 209 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Written by Israel Rabinovitch (1894-1964), “an accomplished musician and writer, was chief editor of the Montreal Yiddish daily newspaper, the Keneder Adler, from 1924 to 1964. … Following in the tradition of fellow musicologist Professor Abraham Tzvi Idelsohn, whom he greatly admired, Rabinovitch used the Keneder Adler as a platform to share his love for Jewish music, writing widely about it and contributing to the status and knowledge of hazzanut (cantorial arts) in Canada. In 1940, Rabinovitch published the book Muzik bai Yidn (Music by Jews), which was translated from Yiddish into English by A. M. Klein in 1952 under the title Jewish Music: Ancient and Modern. … Rabinovitch was one of the founders of the Jewish Public Library, a leader in the Labour Zionist group Poale Zion, and also the first president of the Jewish Music Council of Montreal. He passed away in Montreal in 1964. As Cantor Nathan Mendelson of the Shaar Hashomayim wrote in his obituary of Rabinovitch, ‘his song, the song of our people remains eternal. ” (Le musée interactif du Montréal juif; Israel Rabinovitch) Subjects: Jews - Music - History and criticism. Institutional bookplate on endpage, light penciled lines in margins and endpages, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-18-11) (ID #31719) $30.00.
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  193. Reingold, Isaac; Reingold, Alfred Toomim. GEKLIBENE LIDER. Chicago; L. M. Stein, 1952. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 125, XXXV pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Yiddish; with preface and introduction in English. English title page: “Selected songs and Poems. ” Edited and with a preface and introduction by Alfred T. Reingold, and a critical and biographical essay by A. Margolin. Bound in elaborate decorative cloth and boards, with frontispiece portrait of the poet and eleven pages of music notation. Dual Yiddish-English book of Isaac Reingold’s works compiled by his son, Alfred T. Reingold, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of his father’s death. “When Isaac Reingold died one hundred years ago in Chicago, he was mourned as ‘the greatest Yiddish poet in the west. ’ As a pioneer folk poet and lyricist for the theater, Reingold wrote during the same era as the proletarian poets David Edelstadt, Morris Winchevsky, Joseph Bovshover, and Morris Rosenfeld. Although Reingold’s name is almost completely forgotten today, his songs were among the most popular of his time. Reingold was born near Luck [known as ’Lutsk’ in Yiddish], Wolyn, Poland, in 1873. His real name was Toomim. In 1890 or ’91, he came to America with his father and worked hard in the sweatshops of Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago, and New York. In Chicago, he was known not only as a poet, but also as a singer of labor and folk songs. He would perform at gatherings and in concert halls, and the songs were heartily embraced, especially by working folk. Over time he also became well-known in the theatrical circles. He wrote an opera, ‘By the Rivers of Babylon, ’ that was successfully staged in Chicago. At about 30 years of age, his life was cut short. He was a victim of the proletarian disease—tuberculosis. Reingold’s songs focus on social motifs. As N. B. Minkoff writes, ‘His songs are, for the most part, imbued with humility, melancholy, and tears. His mood is that of an innocent, downtrodden person. His tone is quiet and gloomy. ’ He called himself a ‘poet of tears’ and wrote about the difficult and bitter condition of the worker in the sweatshop. ‘The worker only creates goods for others; for himself, he is left with poverty and grief…’ One of the best-known of Reingold’s songs is ‘Two Friends, ’ which tells of Shmulik and Azrielik [this name later changed by singers to Gavrilik], who played together when they were growing up, ‘with horses, with swords, in the sand and in the dirt—Shmulik is the lasher, Azrielik, the horse. ’ They arrive in the Golden Land and are no longer friends. Shmulik becomes a ‘little boss, ’ a ‘landlord, ’ and Azrielik becomes his ‘hand’ and lives in ‘the basement, in the gutter. ’ Even in Heaven, it’s the same: ‘Shmulik is the lasher, Azrielik, the horse. ’ For Reingold, the end to all the troubles will come when Jews return to the Land of Israel: ‘Live on, Jew. Your country, your old Palestine, the old Mother Zion, can once again blossom and become fertile, as once upon a time…’ Reingold wrote on historical motifs, among them a eulogy for the cruel, hateful Tsar Alexander III, upon whom he pours curses. He wrote on national motifs, such as the song ‘I Am a Jew, ’ concerning Jerusalem; ‘Judah Maccabee, ’ regarding Jewish holidays; and even in praise of Jewish food, as in his ode to a favorite dish, concluding, ‘Oy, long live the Jewish kugel! ’ One of his famous songs, sung in the play, ‘Khokhmes Noshim’ (The Wisdom of Women), is ‘A Year After the Wedding, ’ in which a wife bewails her lot; how, in the course of a year, she has become a wife and a damale, a servant and a mamale. She swears that it’s better to remain a moyd—an old maid. Reingold also wrote Yiddish lyrics to American popular songs of the 1890s. [Often cheated, he received little or no payment. ] His songs were unique and beloved by the public. Played on simpatico accordions, they matched the moods of his readers and listeners. His nationalist songs awakened a Jewish consciousness, and his rhyming couplets brought rare moments of relief and pleasure to the toiling immigrants of that era. Isaac’s widow, Anna, lived until 1950. She and their three children made their homes in the Chicago area. Only the late Alfred, a scientist, took the name Reingold. The late Bess Toomim Weinstein, a music lover, lived in the Ravinia area of Highland Park. Her daughter, Jean, is a professional musician now living in London, England. The late Phillip Toomin was a LaSalle Street lawyer who resided in Glencoe. (He changed the last letter of the family name. ) His son is Appellate Judge Michael P. Toomin, First District, 5th Division. ” (Isaac Reingold, “The Greatest Yiddish Poet of the West” by Bev Chubat, in Chicago Jewish History, Vol. 33, no. 4, Fall 2009) . Subjects: Yiddish poetry. Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (ART-18-1) (ID #30557) $100.00.
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  195. Reisen, Abraham. LIDER TSUM ZINGEN: MIT DI NOTN, A MATONEH MAYNE FRAYNT. Nyu York; Aroysgegebn Von Dem A. Reyzen Yovl-Komitet, 1947. Original Wraps. 8vo. 64 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Poems in Yiddish, with unaccompanied melodies and transliterated Yiddish text on facing pages. Avrom Reyzn (1876–1953), “Yiddish poet, short-story writer, playwright, and editor. Born in Koidanovo, Russia (now Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus), Reisen was the son of the Hebrew and Yiddish poet Kalman Reisen (1848–1921) and the brother of the poet, short-story writer, and translator Sarah (Sore) Reisen (1884–1974) and the celebrated philologist Zalman Rejzen (1887–1941) . While he was still a teenager, his talent was recognized by Shalom Aleichem and I. L. Peretz, who arranged for the publication of his earliest poems. After some years in Minsk, Warsaw, Cracow, and Berlin, he settled permanently in New York in 1914. Influenced by Heinrich Heine, whom he translated into Yiddish, he was one of the first Yiddish poets to make use of folksong material. His poetry, though mostly written in conventional quatrains, is suffused by a refined sensibility that adumbrates the writing of Di Yunge. In contrast to the verse of the 'sweatshop' generation, such as Morris Vinchevsky or Morris Rosenfeld, his work is characterized by a certain understated Romanticism and melancholy irony. Reisen shared the preoccupation with poverty and social problems manifested by his predecessors, but he entirely eschews their propagandistic rhetoric. Nonetheless, while most of his poetry is softly lyrical, a proportion has sufficiently social-critical implications to have been sung at clandestine workers' meetings in the forests. Many of his poems were set to music and became a standard part of Yiddish folk culture. ” (EJ 2008) Bound in blue wraps, mimeographed typewritten pages. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 20 copies. Light edge wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-22) (ID #33206) $30.00.
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  197. Schack, Sarah Pitkowsky; Ethel Silberman Cohen. YIDDISH FOLK SONGS: 50 SONGS FOR VOICE AND PIANO. New York; Bloch, 1924. Original Cloth. 4to. 104 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish with English paraphrases. Collected by Sarah Pitkowsky Schack; piano arrangement by Ethel Silberman Cohen. Contents: Schlof mein vögele - A maaseh - Schlof mein kind - Meirke mein kind - Yossel un zlatte - Wos-ze willstu? - Yome, yome - A mädel in die johren - Lomir sich überbeten - Geh ich mir spazieren - Hör nur du schön mädele - A liebe zu spielen - Fohrt der chossid'l - Meirke mein suhn - Die mezinke äusgegeben - Bin ich mir a schneider'l - Neht a Schneider - Mit a nodel, ohn a nodel - Yoshke, yoshke - Ich bin a bal-agoleh - Sol ich sein a rov - Geht a goy in schenck'l herein - Cheder lied - Dem milner's thrären - Hamavdil - Af bri - Burikes - Orem is nit gut - Jamele - Hör nor reb todros - Esther die gabbete - A chazan äuf shabbos - Mai komashma lon - Oi der rebbentu - Unser rebbentu -- Wos lernt a klein jüngele? - A ganevoh - Der rebbe elimelech - Ich kumm jetzt vun mein zadik -- As moshiach wet kummen - Der eisenbahn - Zum rebben well ich fohren - Der philosoph - Amol is gefohren äuf'n yam - Zie tut krawiec miescka? - Wos wet sein vun dem rebben? - L'chayim rebbe - Zu kennt ihr denn dos land? - Wenn vun alle teichen - Die alte kasho. Subjects: Folk songs, Yiddish. (music-2-33) (ID #33217) $30.00.
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  199. Stolnitz, Nathan. NEGINE IN YIDISHN LEBN. Toronto; Morris Printing Co, 1957. Publishers cloth. 4to. 266, 62 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Added English title page: Music in Jewish life. English and Yiddish sections with separate paging. Profusely illustrated history and study of the historical role of music in jewish life – famous cantors, Hazzanuth, the shofar - as well as a bio-bibliography of important cantors and musicologists; compiled and written by Nathan Stolnitz (1893-1969) “the dean of Canadian cantors and author and contributor to Yiddish, American-Jewish and Argentine-Jewish newspapers … Cantor Stolnitz was born in Vilna, Russia and settled in Toronto in 1926. He founded the Ontario Cantors Association and was associated with Yivo, the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Toronto Jewish Public Library. He was the author of ‘Music in Jewish Life, ’ published in 1957 and ‘On Wings of Song, ’ published in 1968. He was Toronto correspondent for the Day-Journal, the New York Yiddish daily, under the pseudonym of A. Vilensky. ” ("Nathan Stolnitz Dead at 75; Was Canadian Cantor Who Contributed to Newspapers." (Jewish Telegraphic Agency 18 Mar 1969) Subjects: Jews - Music - History and criticism. Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-18-10) (ID #31718) $45.00.
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  201. Volovitsh, Hersh. TZEN KINDER LEIDER. New York: Shul Un Heym: Metro Music Co, 1929. Cloth, tall 8vo, 50 pages, musical notes, in Yiddish. First edition. The words with the musical notation are in transliteration. 10 songs for children. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- United States – Music -- Children's songs -- Yiddish. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Some shelf-wear and tanning, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-9) (ID #29695) $165.00.
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  203. Zilburg. ITSUK'L VIL HASENE HOBEN ODER DER KALE'S HOLEM ; OPERETE IN 5 AKTEN. Farlag Sh. Goldfarb, 1925. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 40 pages (uncut), in Yiddish, Publisher specialized in Yiddish drama. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish -- Drama -- Operetta. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel) Inscription on cover page. Edge wear to all pages, no text loss. Spine repaired. Good condition. (YID-20-1) (ID #31656) $150.00.
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  205. Albert Teres. OONZER REBE'NOO MIT DEE CHASIDIM'LACH = UNZER REBENYU MIT DI KHASIDIMLAKH. New York; Daniel H. Greenberg, 1932. Original wraps. 4to. 5 pages. 31 cm. First edition. For piano, with words. Words in romanized Yiddish; Yiddish text printed on back cover. Cover has parallel title: Oonzer rebe'noo mit dee Chasidim'lach. Teres memorial edition. Words and music arr. By Albert Teres. Black lettering and gilt on wraps. Teres Memorial Edition, Jewish series No. 22. Photo inserts of fifteen famous Jewish music composers. Three verses in Yiddish on back cover. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Rebe -Khasidim-Food – Celebration – Joy. OCLC lists 4 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-18) (ID #33259) $100.00.
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  207. Weisser, Joshua Samuel. AVODAT HA HAZAN = CANTOR'S MANUAL; RECITATIVES FOR CANTORS AND CONGREGATIONAL SINGING, COMPOSED BY JOSHUA SAMUEL WEISSER (PILDERWASSER) [VOLUME 2 ONLY]. New York; Sole Selling Agents, Metro Music Co, Shulsinger Bros, [1948]. Original Cloth. 4to. 300, [13] pages. 26 cm. First edition. Volume two only: For the High Holidays. Title page and preface in English and Hebrew; contents in Hebrew. Unaccompanied melodies; words chiefly in romanized Hebrew. Chassidic melodies (pages 267-300) . Contains advertisements at rear (for Yiddish and Hebrew music booklets) . “Joshua Samuel Weisser was renowned in cantorial circles in America as a cantor, teacher, cantorial critic, and composer of traditional liturgical settings as well as recitatives for student cantors. … Weisser immigrated to the United States in 1914, where he proceeded to serve several New York synagogues and to establish a coveted reputation as a teacher of cantorial art—at a time when formal cantorial schools had yet to be established. … Weisser served as general secretary and, eventually, as president of the Jewish Ministers Cantors Association (Hazzanim Farband) —the principal cantorial association at that time in the greater New York area … Weisser’s published recitatives and choral settings embrace virtually the entire liturgy of the annual cycle. He also notated Hassidic melodies, wrote original songs of Hassidic character, and composed Yiddish quasi-art songs—mostly in the style of elevated folksongs. He contributed articles about hazzanut and other aspects of Jewish music to various journals and periodicals, delivered papers at cantorial meetings, and, in a number of articles in Di khazonim velt [Di shul un di khazonim velt ]—an international cantorial newspaper published monthly in Warsaw from 1933 to 1939 but widely disseminated outside Poland—he reported on the state of cantorial art in America and on related professional matters and issues. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Synagogue music - Sabbath services. Synagogue music - High Holiday services. Hasidism – Music. OCLC lists 19 copies. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-13) (ID #33197) $65.00.
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  209. Bernstein, Abraham Moses. MUZIKALISHER PINKES: NIGUNIM ZAMLUNG FUN YIDISHN FOLKS OYTSER. Vilna; Aroysgegeben Fun Der Vilner Yidisher Historish-Etnografisher Gezelshaft Oyf Dem Nomen Fun S. An-Ski, 1927. Cloth. 4to. Xxvii, 96 pages. 31 cm. First edition. In Yiddish and Hebrew. Vol. 1. (No more published) . Muzikalisher pinkes (Musical Record), a collection of religious folk songs mainly of Hassidic origin. Unaccompanied melodies, chiefly for 1 voice. Vocalized Hebrew words. Introductory material and notes in Yiddish. Title in Polish on verso of title page: Muzykaliszer pinkos. 'Hasidishe un folks-nigunim, ' without words, no. 194-243 (p. 82-96) . “In Vilna, music collection and publication flowed from the work of the Jewish Historical-Ethnographic Society of Lithuania and Belorussia, founded by S. An-ski. In 1927, the Society published the Muzikalishe pinkes (Musical Record), a landmark collection of melodies, edited by Avrom-Moyshe Bernshteyn and oriented toward the religious folk repertoire. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) . Edited by “Abraham Moshe Bernstein (1866, Shatzk, Byelorussia – 1932, Vilna, Poland), cantor, choir master, composer of Jewish liturgical and popular music, music teacher, musicologist and writer. Active in the S. Ansky Historical Ethnographic Society in Vilna where he headed its Music Department from the early 1920s until his death in 1932. Collector of Yiddish musical folklore and author of the Muzikalisher pinkes, an anthology of Yiddish folk musical creativity. ” (Guide to the YIVO Archives) Muzikalisher Pinkes was reprinted in the U. S. By the Cantor’s Association in 1958. Contains the bookstamp of the famous cantor A. W. Binder on endpage. Subjects: Songs, Hebrew. Hasidim - Music. Folk songs, Hebrew - Europe, Eastern. Jews - Europe, Eastern - Music. Jewish Historical Ethnographical Society of the name Sh. An-ski in Vilna. OCLC lists 6 copies. Pages browned from age, edges brittle, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-31) (ID #33215) $250.00.
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  211. Geshuri, Meir Simon. LA-HASIDIM MIZMOR: ME’ASEF SIFRUTI VE-OMANUTI LA-NEGINAH DATIT-‘AMAMIT SHEL HA-HASIDIM .... Yerushalayim: Hever Hovevim Shel Neginat Ha-Hasidim, 1935. Original cover, 8vo, 166 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hasidim -- Music. Nigunim. Includes bibliographical references on pages 162-166. Ex-library. Wear to binding and spine. Chipping to cover edges, corners and spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Hasid-2-14) (ID #27463) $100.00.
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  213. Geshuri, Meir Simon. LA-HASIDIM MIZMOR: ME'ASEF SIFRUTI VE-OMANUTI LA-NEGINAH DATIT-'AMAMIT SHEL HA-HASIDI. Yerushalayim; Ha-Tehiyah, 1936. Original Cloth. 8vo. 166 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. A collection of literature, stories, and biographies relating to Hasidim and their music by Meir Shimon ben Eliezer Geshuri. The title page states that it was published at the expense of one who loves Hasidic music. Below is an illustration of a harp. A table of contents lists thirty one entries, including a bibliography. Among the subjects are R. Israel, Admor of Modzhitz; zimra of Zion; the history of Hasidic tunes; Hasidic dance; Torah novellae on nigunnim; ha-Admor ha-magan from Colov; zemirot for Shabbat and includes Kabbalah and Hasidut; R. Israel Ba’al Shem Tov; R. Pinhas of Koretz; music and Kabbalah. The articles are written by various individuals, but all the Shabbat articles are by Meir Geshuri. The text, in a single column in square letters. Several articles are accompanied by musical notations and there are several small portrait photographs. Meir Shimon ben Eliezer Geshuri, (1897–1977), writer on music. Born in Myslowitz, Silesia, Geshuri went to Erez Israel in 1920. He was active in the founding of the Ha-Po'el ha-Mizrahi, but his main interest was research into Jewish music, particularly hasidic song. He was one of the founders of the Israel Institute for Sacred Music (1958) . Geshuri was the author of numerous articles and published his main researches in Ha-Niggun ve-ha-Rikkud ba-Hasidut (3 vols, 1956–59) . A bibliography of his writings was edited by B. M. Cohen in 1966. Subjects: Hasidim - Music. Nigunim. Hasidim - Songs and music. OCLC lists 19 copies. Cloth soiled, backstrip starting, pages lightly aged, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-18) (ID #33202) $100.00.
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  215. Rabinowitsch, Wolf Zeev. החסידות הליטאית : מראשיתה ועד ימינו HA-HASIDUT HA-LITA'IT: ME-RESHITAH VE-‘AD YAMENU. Yerushalayim: Mosad Byalik, 1961. Hradcover, 8vo, 192 pages, 12 pages of music, illustrated, map, genealogy tables (some folded), 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hasidism -- Lithuania. “Tave-neginah” (unacc. Melodies) . Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Title on title page verso: Lithuanian Hassidism from its beginnings to the present day. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Israel Friedman’s copy with his owndership signature, dated 1964. In dust jacket. Tearing to edges and fold of dust jacket. Otherwise, good condition. (Hasid-2-4) (ID #27453) $75.00.
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  217. Tverski, Yitshak Meir; Schwartz, B. ; Twersky, Yaakov Yosef. SEFER MI YARENU TOV: ... TOLDOT VEKOROT HAYAV ... RABI MORDEKHAI YISRA’EL TVERSKI ... HA-ADMOR ME-AZARNITS-HATIN .... Nuy York, 2002. Hardcover, folio, 95 pages, illustrations, portraits, 32 cm. And 2 sound discs (digital; 4 3/4 in. ) . In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Rabbis -- Ukraine -- Khotyn -- Biography. Hasidim -- Ukraine -- Khotyn -- Biography. Nigunim. Hasidim -- Music. Named Person: Tverski, Mordekhai Yisrael, d. 1941. Songs on compact discs sung by Yaakov Yosef Twersky. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. High gloss paper. Lightly bumped cover corners. Includes two compact discs. Very good condition. (Hasid-9-5) (ID #27928) $75.00.
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  219. Unger, Menasheh. HSIDES UN YON-TEV. New-York: Hsides, 1958. Oringinal cover, 8vo, xvi, 344 pages, illustrated, music, 24 cm. In Yiddish. SUBJECT (S): Hasidism. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism. Other Titles: Title on title page verso: Chassidus un yom-tov. Inscribed by author inside cover. Wear to binding. Wear to cover edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Hasid-4-3) (ID #27483) $75.00.
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  221. Unger, Menasheh. HSIDES UN YON-TEV. New-York: Hsides, 1958. Oringinal cover, 8vo, xvi, 344 pages, illustrated, music, 24 cm. In Yiddish. SUBJECT (S): Hasidism. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism. Other Titles: Title on title page verso: Chassidus un yom-tov. Light wear to spine. Otherwise, very good condition. (Hasid-4-3A) (ID #28005) $65.00.
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  223. Erckmann-Chatrian. LE JUIF POLONAISE DRAME EN TROIS ACTES ET CINQ TABLEAUX. Paris: J. Hetzel, 1869. Softcover, 12mo, 84 pages, includes music. In French. SUBJECT (S) ; French drama -- 19th century. “Represente pour premiere fois sur le Theatre Cluny, le 15 juin 1869.” Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Chipping to cover spine and corners. Wear to edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-17) (ID #26952) $200.00.
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  225. Fater, Isaschar; Binem Heller. YIDISHE MUZIK IN POYLN TSVISHN BEYDE VELT-MILHOMES. JEWISH MUSIC IN POLAND BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS. Tel Aviv; Velt-Federatsye fun Poylishe Yidn, 1970. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 424, 78 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. English title page: Jewish music in Poland between the two World Wars. With 78 page section of songs and choruses, chiefly unaccompanied, with Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. Published for the World Federation of Polish Jews. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Music - History and criticism. Songs, Yiddish. Music - Poland - History and criticism. Dustjacket worn, with some tears to upper edges; otherwise fine. Great condition. (EE-3-13) (ID #32042) $50.00. xx
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  227. Latayner, Yosef, 1853-1935. BAS SHEVA: ODER DOS VINSHFINGERL: A FANTASTISHE OPERETE IN FIR AKTEN. Pshemishl: Amkroyt et Fraynd, 1911. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 67 pages. 1st edition. In Yiddish. “Bat-Sheva, or the Wishing Ring: A Fantasy Operetta in Four Acts”. Published in Poland, in Przemys´l. SUBJECT (S): Musicals -- Librettos. Note(s): Libretto; composer unknown. “Modern Yiddish theater, as conceived by Avrom Goldfadn (1840–1908) in the 1870s, was above all a musical theater, and operetta was doubtless its dominant genre. This musical theater accommodated not only the tastes of the audiences but also the skills of aspiring performers—who, in the early years, joined theatrical troupes on the strength of their singing rather than their acting. As a central element of East European Jewish culture, music suffused everyday life—and Jewish musical culture was highly eclectic: it often appropriated and blended sacred and secular strains, Jewish and non-Jewish elements, and folk and art music. The Yiddish operetta was built on this musical culture and presented it in a new, theatrical form…As a genre, Yiddish operetta was never clearly defined. While the term always implied a play with a significant amount of songs, dance, and spoken dialogue, theater directors often used the designations operetta, opera, and melodrama interchangeably. The growth of the Yiddish operetta paralleled the peak days of the European operetta, which spread from Paris, Vienna, and, later, Berlin to Eastern Europe, where local operetta developed as well. With their focus on music and song, operettas—whether in Yiddish, Polish, Hungarian, or German—brought Jewish and non-Jewish audiences together under one roof…While troupes in Europe continued to perform the repertoire of the 1870s and 1880s, playwrights like “Professor” Moyshe Hurvits (1844–1910) and Yoysef Lateiner (1853–1935) created a large body of historical operettas that dominated the New York scene until around 1905” (Warnke, YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, 2010) . Spine bound in non- archival tape. OCLC lists only 7 copies worldwide. Pieces missing to top and edges of covers, pages tanned and brittle but still intact and readable. Fair condition, reading copy. (YID-17-18) (ID #30908) $40.00.
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  229. Shtern, Yekhiel. HEYDER UN BESMEDRESH. Nyu York; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, 1950. Original stiff wraps. 8vo. 128 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Bibliotek fun Yivo. Title page verso: Kheyder un Beys-Medresh: A Study in Traditional Jewish Education. “Yehiel Shtern (1903– ), educator and author, graduated from the Jewish Teachers' Seminary of Vilna, and taught in Poland before immigrating to Canada in 1936. There he became associated with the Peretz schools in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Montreal successively. His Kheder un Bes Medresh (New York, YIVO, 1950) won the Lamed Prize. ” (EJ 2007) Includes five pages of musical notations. Subjects: Heder. Jewish religious education of children. Jews - Education. Light wear to edges of wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-16-27) (ID #30829) $30.00.
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  231. Wlodek, Roman. III FESTIWAL KULTURY ZYDOWSKIEJ W KRAKOWIE, 6-14 CZERWCA 1992 = 3RD JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW, JUNE 6-14 1992. Kraków; Centrum Filmowe Graffiti, 1992. Original Wraps. 8vo. 167 pages. 21 cm. Edition. In Polish and English. With 62 photographs. Program for the Third Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow, with history and photographs of the previous two festivals (with photographs of Czeslaw Milosz, Manfred Lamm, Shura Lipovsky, etc) ; lengthy articles introducing the musical acts (Adrienne Cooper, Klezmatics, Zalmen Mlotek, etc. ), films, plays and events of the third festival. “A very small community of Jews stayed in Kraków, and in the 1990s a revival of Jewish culture took place. The Center for Jewish Culture, located in Kazimierz, organizes a variety of public events; a popular Jewish cultural festival is held each year. A center for Jewish studies has been established at the Jagiellonian University, while many of the remaining synagogues in Kazimierz are gradually being restored. ” (Yivo Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Festiwal Kultury Zydowskiej (3 ; 1992 ; Kraków) . Jews - Poland - Intellectual life. OCLC lists two copies (Nukat, Natl Libr Poland) . Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-5-4) (ID #32307) $50.00.
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  233. Jacob Weinberg. THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS: ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S IMMORTAL WORDS: SET FOR MIXED VOICES (SATB), OPUS 64. New York; Transcontinental Music, 1954. Original Wraps. 4to. 11 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Duration: 6 min. Trancontinental Choral Library. TCL 121; Transcontinental Music. Jacob Weinberg (1879–1956) “A composer of a wide range of sacred and secular Jewish works, Jacob Weinberg was a member of the Society for Jewish Folk Music in Moscow, and later a major organizer of Jewish music and arts festivals throughout America. … for a long while he was best known in the United States for his patriotic American works, such as a setting of part of one of President Roosevelt’s addresses; The Gettysburg Address; and I See a New America, on words from a presidential campaign address by Governor Adlai Stevenson. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Cantatas. Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) . Jews - United States - Music. United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Songs and music. OCLC lists 5 copies. Light soiling and wear to wraps, small institutional stamp on first page, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-3-1) (ID #33242) $100.00.
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  235. Max Helfman; Emma Lazarus. THE LADY WITH THE LAMP: FOR SOLO AND MIXED VOICES: S.A.T.B. New York; Transcontinental Music Publications, 1954. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 27 cm. First edition. "From the inscription on the Statue of Liberty. " Words by Emma Lazarus. Transcontinental choral library; No. 110. Copyright 1950. Max Helfman (1901–1963) “A composer of wide-ranging interests and abilities, Max Helfman directed the Brandeis-Bardin Institute for seventeen years, and composed for–and participated in–socialist-oriented Yiddish worker's choruses, the synagogue, and pro-Zionist causes and organizations. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Songs, Jewish - United States. Statue of Liberty (New York, N. Y. ) - Songs and music. OCLC lists 7 copies. Wraps bumped, three hole punch along edge, previously repaired with tape, otherwise clean. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-50) Xxxx (ID #33293) $75.00.
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  237. Loeffler, James Benjamin. A GILGUL FUN A NIGUN: JEWISH MUSICIANS IN NEW YORK, 1881-1945. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard College Library, 1997. Paper wrappers, 4to, 63 pages. Includes material on Ladino musicians. Thesis (B. A. ) Dissertation. Series: Harvard Judaica Collection student research papers ; no. 3; SUBJECT(S): Klezmer music -- History and criticism. Jewish musicians -- New York (State) Volksmuziek. Joden. Includes bibliographical references (p. 60-63) and discography (p. 57-59) . Very good condition. (SEF-31-30) (ID #25288) $65.00.
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  239. Mendes, H. Pereira, Arrangement. JEWISH HYMNS FOR JEWISH SCHOOLS. No Date. New York, Masliansky Press, [1910?]. Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 20 pages. 17 cm. Series: Hebrew educational Series, No. 4. SUBJECT (S): Jewish hymns. Hymns, English. Without music. Light wear with some bumping to edges; front cover absent; back cover chipped with no loss of text. Institutional stamp on back page. Otherwise a nice, clean copy. Good condition. (SEF37-2) (ID #28462) $100.00.
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  241. Ben-Ami, Issachar. LE JUDAÏSME MAROCAIN: ETUDES ETHNO-CULTURELLES = YAHADUT MAROKO: PERAKIM BE-HEKER TARBUTAM. Jerusalem, Rubin Mass, 1975. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 119, [5], 236 pages. Facsims. Includes musical notation. 25 cm. In French and Hebrew. Title translates to English as, “Moroccan Judaism: Ethno-Cultural Studies. ” SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Morocco -- Intellectual life. Judaism -- Morocco. Proverbs, Judeo-Arabic -- Morocco. Jewish marriage customs and rites. Geographic: Morocco – Religious life and customs. Includes bibliography and index. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Light wear to dustjacket. Internal pages nice and clean. Very Good Condition with like jacket. (SEF44-16) (ID #28418) $40.00.
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  243. Cardozo, Abraham Lopes. SELECTED SEPHARDIC CHANTS = MI-YAGON LE-SIMHAH. [Cedarhurst, NY], Tara Publications, 1991. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 64 pages. Music. Illus. 29 cm. In English with Hebrew. Includes staff music. Contents: Ta'amim -- Shabbat -- Holy days -- The Kinot. Also includes “Hispanic Liturgy Among Western Sephardim, ” by Herman P. Salomon (pages 60-64) . SUBJECT(S): Synagogue music. Sephardim -- Music. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Institutional stamp on FEP, title page and last page of text. Otherwise a bright, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-25) (ID #28484) $75.00.
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  245. Katz, Israel. ”A JUDEO-SPANISH ROMANCERO” AND “WESTERN FOLKLORE: TOWARD A MUSICAL STUDY OF THE JUDEO-SPANISH ROMANCERO”. . Two photocopied articles bound together in a binder. 130 pages, 8 pages. First article from The Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Volume XII, Number 1, January 1968, and includes musical notation and bibliography. The second is from Western Folklore, Volume XXI, Number 2, April 1962, and includes musical notation. Pages lightly tanned, last page torn, not effecting text. Very good condition. (SEF-35-20) (ID #25384) $40.00.
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  247. Lachmann, Robert. GESÄNGE DER JUDEN AUF DER INSEL DJERBA. Jerusalem, Magnes Press, 1978. Original Softcover. 8vo. 206 pages. Music. 24 cm. In German with added title page in Hebrew. Title translates to English as, “Songs of the Jews of Djerba. ” Series: Yuval Monograph Series, VII. Robert Lachmann, Posthumous Works – II. SUBJECT(S): Folk music -- Tunisia -- Hawmat al-Suq -- History and criticism. Jews -- Tunisia -- Hawmat al-Suq -- Music -- History and criticism. Includes texts in Arabic and Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-[207]) . Previous owner’s name on half-title page; non-obtrusive institutional stamp on copyright page. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF40-14) (ID #28354) $35.00.
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  249. Nahón, Zarita. Armistead, Samuel G, ; 1927- ; Silverman, Joseph H. ROMANCES JUDEO-ESPAÑOLES DE TANGER. Madrid: Cátedra-Seminario Menéndez Pidal, 1977. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 253 pages, [4] leaves of plates. Musical transcription by Israel Katz. In Spanish. Series: Fuentes para el estudio del romancero: Serie Sefardí, 4; SUBJECT (S): Romances, Ladino. Ladino poetry -- Morocco -- Tangier. Poésie judéo-espagnole -- Maroc -- Tanger. Literatura sefardí; Poesía; Historia y crítica. ; Poesía sefardí; Historia y crítica. Includes indexes and Bibliography. Photocopied article by Israel Katz laid in: “Judeo-Spanish Folk Poetry from Morocco (The Boas- Nahón Collection) ” ISBN: 8460010333. Light stain to cover, spine. Spine sunned. Otherwise, Very Good condition. (SEF-23-2) (ID #25134) $75.00.
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  251. Myro Glass; Josef Millet. Z'CHOR YISROEL = REMEMBER ISRAEL. Indianapolis; Cantor Myro Glass, 1946. Original wraps. 4to. 8 pages. 31 cm. Edition. Yiddish; Text in romanized Yiddish. Words and music by Myro Glass; arranged by Josef Millet. For voice and piano. With front wraps printed in green ink, with woodcut illustration from the French Jewish artist Maxa Nordau (daughter of Max Nordau), depicting Nazi massacres in the background, and the exhortation Z'Chor Yisroel in Hebrew. Internal wrap reads: “Dedicated to the memory of the millions of our martyrs. ” “All the proceeds of this song will go towards the Palestine Symphonic Choiur Project whose aim it is to establish a Jewish Artists' Colony in Palestine. ” Cantor Myro Glass was also president of the Indianapolis Zionist Organization. Subjects: Sacred songs with piano. OCLC lists 3 copies. Light edge wear, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-30) (ID #33271) $250.00.
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  253. American Palestine Campaign. THE ROMANCE OF A PEOPLE: A MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC PAGEANT IN NINE EPISODES, EIGHT INTERLUDES AND A PROLOGUE: PORTRAYING THE HIGHLIGHTS IN FOUR THOUSAND YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORY. [New York]; The News, 1930's. Original wrappers. 4to. [16] pages. 31 cm. First Edition. “Proceeds to American Palestine Campaign for the Settlement of German Jews in Palestine. ” Quote from statement by Louis Lipsky inside back cover: “No one contends that Palestine is capable of receiving all or even the greater part of those Jews who are being crushed by the Nazi Regime. ” Subjects: Jews -- History -- To 1200 B. C. -- Drama. Jews -- Illinois -- Chicago. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. (Brown, HUC, Brandeis, Univ. Of Florida, USHMM, Chicago History Museum, Univ. Of Illinois at Chicago, Johns Hopkins, American Jewish Historical Society, Natl. Libr. Of Israel. ) Light stain along lower fore-edge. Light cover soiling and spotting. Good + condition. (HOLO2-112-20) (ID #32709) $100.00.
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  255. Freise, Judith; Joachim Martini. JÜDISCHE MUSIKERINNEN UND MUSIKER IN FRANKFURT, 1933-1942: MUSIK ALS FORM GEISTIGEN WIDERSTANDES: AUSSTELLUNGSBEGLEITHEFT: EINE AUSSTELLUNG. Frankfurt Am Main; O. Lembeck, 1990. Later cloth. 8vo. 359, 76, 84 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. ‘Jewish Musicians in Frankfurt, 1933-1942: music as a form of spiritual resistance: exhibition booklet’. An exhibition by Judith Freise and Joachim Martini in St. Paul's Church in Frankfurt am Main, 7 until 25 November 1990. Includes programs, advertisements, notices, and reviews from the newspapers Frankfurter israelitisches Gemeindeblatt and Jüdisches Gemeindeblatt für die israelitische Gemeinde zu Frankfurt am Main. Bound in later red cloth. Subjects: Concert programs - Germany - Frankfurt am Main. Concerts - Germany - Frankfurt am Main - Reviews. Jewish musicians - Germany - Frankfurt am Main Biography. Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (HOLO2-108-39) (ID #31800) $30.00.
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  257. Kader, Boris. DERVAKHUNG: A DRAME IN 3 AKTN FUN DEM IDISHN LEBN IN NATSI-DAYTSHLAND. Chicago: Farlag Arbeter Velt, 1941. Stiff paper wrappers, small 8vo, 112 pages. Boldly illustrated cover. Early (1941) expose of Jewish life in Germany under Hitler. Contains a 1-page folded promotional insert on green paper. Second printing. In Yiddish. Includes music to the theme song, “Hope, Always Hope! ”. SUBJECT(S): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Drama. The author lived from 1882-1958 …. From a contemporary review in the “Observer”: ‘The Awakening’ is the story of a Jewish character in modern Germany who, because of the present regime, changes his whole philosophy of life. An internationalist and an assimiliationist, the chief character becomes a Jewish nationalist. ” OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Cover worn at edges and spine, and partially separated at binding, otherwise in good condition. (Holo2-30-5) (ID #26096) $50.00.
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  259. Lederer, Eva. NAGYMÉLTÓSÁGÚ BELÜGYMINISZTER ÚR !: APPLICATION BY EVA LEDERER. Budapest, [1940?]. Single leaf with double sided printing. 4to. [1] pages. 28 cm. First Edition. In Hungarian. An application by the well-known Jewish opera-singer to the Hungarian government for, presumably, an exit permit from Budapest. This document bears the signature of Eva Lederer, the famous opera-singer, who was able to receive a Shutzpass from Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. Wallenberg’s protective passports saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during the war, allowing them safe travel out of Hungary. Esteemed classical pianist Annie Fischer and her husband, musicologist Aladar Toth, both of whom fled Budapest, are referenced on the document, presumably as Lederer’s Swedish contacts. Subjects: Schutzpass. Refugees – Hungary. Raoul Wallenberg. Vertical and horizontal creases from previous folds. Small section, approx. 1.5 x 1.75 inches (38mm x 44mm), has been cut out of the leaf, possibly to reuse an official stamp or photograph that may have been affixed. Good + condition. A very significant association piece. (HOLO2-112-7) (ID #32691) $250.00.
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  261. Niger, Samuel (Samuel Charney), editor. KIDUSH HA-SHEM. KIDESH HASHEM: A ZAMLUNG GEKLIBENE OFT GEKRITSTE BARIKHTN, BRIV, KHRONIKS....Hardcover, New York: CYCO, 1948. Cloth, 8vo, 1116 pages, 24 cm. In Yiddish. A selection of testimonies, chronicles, letters, wills, inscriptions, poems, music, legends, stories and essays pertaining to Jewish martyrdom today and in bygone days. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Persecutions. Added Title: Kiddush Hashem. Samuel Niger was the pseudonym of Samuel Charney (1883-1955) . A Zionist influenced by Adah Ha-Am and a Russian socialist revolutionary, he joined the Zionist-Socialist Workers Party, and was repeatedly arrested and tortured by Russian authorities. Though his first literary efforts were in Russian and Hebrew, his mature work was written mostly in Yiddish. In 1908, he, with A. Veiter and S. Gorelik, founded Literarishe Monatshriften, which became very popular and influential after the Czernowitz Yiddish Conference. In 1912, after three years in Europe, he began editing DiYidishe Velt. After being imprisoned by Polish legionaires in 1919, Niger left for the United States. In New York, he worked for Der Tog, a Yiddish daily; beginning in 1920, he worked for the paper for 35 years, “becoming the most revered and feared Yiddish critic of his generation. ” Outside of strictly literary work, Niger worked with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research from its inception, a and helped found the Congress for Jewish Culture. (Liptzin, EJ) Light wear, Good Condition. (NY-1-1) (ID #10918) $50.00.
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  263. United Jewish Appeal. THIS SHALL TELL ALL AGES: ART, MUSIC, AND WRITINGS OF THE HOLOCAUST. New York, United Jewish Appeal, 1981. Original Paper Wrappers. 4to, 23 pages. 1 volume, illustrations, music, 30 cm. Subject Yiddish literature -- Translations into English. Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Literary collections. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Songs and music. Added Author: United Jewish Appeal. No copies listed on OCLC. Very good condition. (H-11) (ID #12076) $40.00.
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  265. Aron Marko Rothmüller. DREI PALÄSTINENSISCHE VOLKSLIEDER: FÜR GEMISCHTEN CHOR UND KLAVIER. Wien: Jibneh-Verlag; Leipzig: Auslieferung, F. Hofmeister, 1931. Original wraps. 4to. 8 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Three Palestine Folk Songs: Moladeti - Pakad Adonaj - He, Chaluz. For chorus (SATB) -and piano; words in Hebrew romanized. Arranged by Aron Marko Rothmuller; “Singer, composer and author, (1908-1993) ; Born in Yugoslavia. Studied in Zagreb and Vienna, was an opera singer and performed across Europe. After World War II, immigrated to the U. S. Where he taught at the University of Indiana. Rothmüller composed chamber music, choral music and Sephardic and Ashkenazic songs. As an author published The Music of the Jews. ” (Jewish Music Research Centre) . Rothmuller was founder, in 1932, of Omanut, Vererin zur forderung judischer Musik (Society for the Development of Jewish music) . Subjects: Folk songs, Hebrew. Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with piano. OCLC lists 6 copies. Contains stamp of Dr. Josef Fruedenthal of Transcontinental Music Company on wraps, with institutional stamps of the Buffalo Jewish Choral Society throughout. Otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-36) (ID #33279) $75.00.
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  267. David Meyerowitz. TSIEN'S LIDELE = ZION'S LIEDELE. New York; J. & J. Kammen, 1922. Original Wraps. Folio. 4 pages. 35 cm. First edition. Lyrics in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. Scored for violin or mandolin. Words and Music by David Meyerowitz, Arranged by Jack Kammen. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Zionism - Songs and music. OCLC lists 3 copies. Edges of wraps bumped, lightly torn, internally clean. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-8) (ID #33249) $100.00.
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  269. Goldfarb, Thelma. ECHOES OF PALESTINE = HA'DAI HA'ARETZ. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Hebrew Monotype Press, 1929. Original Cloth. 4to. 159 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Words in romanized Hebrew, followed by Hebrew text and English explanation. Illustrated throughout. Noted, edited and arranged by Thelma Goldfarb (eldest daughter of Israel Goldfarb and niece of Samuel Goldfarb) . Contents: Chalutsim songs - Love songs - Folk songs - Sacred songs - Songs without words. “A collection of fifty choice and stirring Palestinian songs arranged for Voice and Piano. ” Subjects: Songs, Hebrew. Jews - Palestine - Music. OCLC lists 28 copies. Wear to edges of cloth, backstrip torn and top portion absent, light soiling in margins throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. Good - condition. (MUSIC-2-48A) (ID #33234) $60.00.
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  271. Jacob Weinberg; Esther Zweig. SOLDIERS OF THE PEACE = CHAYALEY HA-SHALOM: ISRAELI ARMY SONG. New York; Transcontinental Music Corp, 1948. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Lyrics in romanized Hebrew, romanized Yiddish, and English. Last page contains lyrics in Yiddish and Hebrew. For voice (or unison chorus) and piano. Music by Jacob Weinberg; text by Esther Zweig. A Freudenthal Publication. Subjects: Patriotic music - Israel. Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with piano. OCLC lists 10 copies. Institutional stamps in gutters, light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-3-60) xx (ID #33304) $100.00.
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  273. Lipa Feingold; George Selikovitch. HAJOM HARAS HAR HAZOFIM. New York; Lipa Feingold, 1926. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 31 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and romanized Hebrew. Hebrew Hymn. Dedicated to the opening of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Words by Prof. G. Zelikowitch “ (Getsl Zelikovitsh; 1855–1926), Yiddish and Hebrew writer and scholar. Born in Rietavas (Riteve), Lithuania (in 1855, as Z. Goldberg clarifies), he studied Semitics and Egyptology at the University of Paris. For a while he worked at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and, in 1885, accompanied Lord Kitchener as a translator on his expedition to relieve General Gordon at Khartoum. In 1887, after traveling in Turkey, Greece, Italy, and North Africa, he reached the U. S, where he briefly lectured on Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia. He then settled in New York and became active as a Yiddish journalist. In 1890 he joined the Yiddish Tageblat, where be remained with short interruptions until his death, writing scholarly articles and serial fiction. His weekly column "Literatur un Lomdes" ("Literature and Learning") reviewed important works of Jewish scholarship. He contributed to the Jewish Encyclopaedia and to the Hebrew encyclopedia Otsar Yisrael ("Treasure of Israel") . His most important contributions to Hebrew literature are his 'Iyyurey Massa ("Travel Portraits," 1910), a description of his journey in Ethiopia, and Torat Budha ("Buddha's Teaching," 1922), a translation into biblical Hebrew of Buddha's sayings. He also translated into Hebrew part of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Among his publications are Literarishe Brif ("Literary Letters," 1909) ; an Arabic-Yiddish textbook (1918) ; and Geklibene Shriftn ("Collected Writings," 1913), consisting of stories, sketches, poems, and critical essays. He was a pioneer feminist, a satiric feuilletonist, and an author of erotic and sensationalist fiction. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Songs, Hebrew. Wraps soiled, edges worn, institutional marks on cover, otherwise clean. Good - condition. (MUSIC-3-29) (ID #33270) $125.00.
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  275. Mordechai Zeira; Max Helfman. THE TORCHBEARERS. ANU NOSIM LAPIDIM. New York; Transcontinental Music, 1949. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Words in Hebrew, English, and romanized Hebrew. Words by Zev. Melody by M. Zaira. Setting for voice and piano by Max Helfman. From the Brandeis Youth Foundation Series, Helfman's arrangement of this song by Mordechai Zeira. “The composer Mordechai Zeira (Dmitri Greben) was born on June 7, 1905 in Kiev. In 1924 he emigrated to Palestine and settled on Kibbutz Afikim. Zeira made his living working as an electrician. Many iconic Hebrew songs are attributed to him: among them 'Hayu Leilot', 'Layla Layla', 'Shnei Shoshanim' and many others. ” (Natl Libr Israel) Subjects: Songs, Israeli. Brandeis Youth Foundation. OCLC lists 4 copies (Harvard, HUC, Natl Libr Israel, Birmingham Southern), none in New York. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-3-51) Xxxx (ID #33294) $100.00.
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  277. Murry Kopita. GOD BLESS THE LAND OF ISRAEL. New York; Emerald Music Corporation, 1950. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Wraps printed in blue ink, for the newly created State of Israel. For Piano and Voice. With blue ink rubber stamp mark of address of Murry Kopita, 820 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, Copyright Owner. Printed stamp of ASCAP. Lyrics in English. Subjects: Songs, Jewish. OCLC lists 3 copies. Institutional stamp on first page, light pencilling to lyrics, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-3-32) (ID #33275) $100.00.
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  279. Berab, Jacob Ben Hayyim. ZIMRAT HA'ARETS -THE SONG OF THE LAND. Sydney: Cloister Press For The Hebrew Society Of The University Of Sydney, 1977. Hardcover, x, 30 pages, 8vo, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Israel -- Tiberias -- History -- 18th century. Rabbis -- Israel -- Tiberias -- Biography. Abulafia, Hayyim, ca. 1660-1744. Tiberias (Israel) -- History. Translation of: Zimrat ha-arets. "Translated and edited by Alan D. Crown"--P. Iv. Limited edition of 200 copies. Bibliography on pages 25-29. Other Titles: Song of the land. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Signed by author. Light wear. Light staining to back cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-9-28) xx (ID #23977) $50.00.
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  281. Berab, Jacob Ben Hayyim and Alan D. Crown. SEFER ZIMRAT HA-ARETS VE-HU SHEVAH VE-ZIMRAH U-MAASEH RAV MAZKIR MAASE NISIM NITHAVU ME-HADASH BA-IR TEVERYAH. Sydney: Cloister Press, 1977. Hardcover, 32 pages, some illustration, 8vo, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Israel -- Tiberias -- History -- 18th century. Rabbis -- Israel -- Tiberias -- Biography. Named Person: Zahir al-Umar, fl. 1750-1775. Abulafia, Hayyim, ca. 1660-1744. Geographic: Tiberias (Israel) - History. Other Titles: Zimrat ha-arets; Zimrat ha'ares; Song of the land. Signed by author. Light wear. Light staining on back cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-9-29) (ID #23978) $50.00.
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  283. Goldfarb, Thelma. ECHOES OF PALESTINE = HA'DAI HA'ARETZ. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Hebrew Monotype Press, 1929. Original Cloth. 4to. 159 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Words in romanized Hebrew, followed by Hebrew text and English explanation. Noted, edited and arranged by Thelma Goldfarb (eldest daughter of Israel Goldfarb and niece of Samuel Goldfarb) . Contents: Chalutsim songs - Love songs - Folk songs - Sacred songs - Songs without words. “A collection of fifty choice and stirring Palestinian songs arranged for Voice and Piano. ” Subjects: Songs, Hebrew. Jews - Palestine - Music. OCLC lists 28 copies. Light wear to edges of cloth, previous owners bookstamp on endpage, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-48) (ID #33233) $60.00.
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  285. Knaani, Jaakov. TEHI MEDINAT YISRAEL = LONG LIVE THE STATE OF ISRAEL: THIRTEEN ACHROSTICONS FOR MIXED CHOIR. Tel-Aviv; Tarbut Ve-Hinukh, 1967. Original Wraps. 8vo. 34 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Words in Hebrew and romanized Hebrew; text in Hebrew. "These achrosticons are dedicated to the memory of my beloved late mother Esther Klein (nee Gruenwald) murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz in 1945." "These melodies are dedicated to the memory of my great teacher, the late Bernd Bergel deceased in Tel-Aviv on March 2nd 1967. May their souls be blessed with eternal life." Subjects: Songs, Hebrew. Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied. Israel - Songs and music. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-40) (ID #33224) $100.00.
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  287. Schönberg, Jakob. SHIRE ERETS YISRA'EL: MI-TA'AM HISTADRUT HA-MAKABI BE-GERMANYAH VE-HISTADRUT HE-HALUTS BE-GERMANYA. Berlin; Judisher Ferlag, 1935. Original Wraps. 16mo. 208 pages. 17 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Lyrics (romanized) -also printed as vocalized text in Hebrew script. Anthology of 230 zionist songs. Includes unacc. Melodies. Published by the Yudisher Ferlag of Berlin, under the auspices of Hechalutz and Maccabi World Union. “Jakob Schönberg was born in Fürth, Bavaria on September 8, 1900. His father, David Schönberg, was chazzan (cantor) at the Claus-synagoge in Fürth... Schönberg apparently earned his living during Germany's Weimar Republic (1919-1933) as a pianist, music critic, conductor and composer. He wrote articles for the Nürnberger Zeitung and served as a musical consultant for Bavarian Radio in Munich. Bavarian Radio performed some of his orchestral compositions. He also worked in films as a "musical conductor and illustrator" and some of his film music was published by Schott's Söhne, Mainz, and Hawkes and Son, London. Schönberg was interested in composing instrumental music — especially orchestral. His first orchestral work, Prelude Symphonique, premiered in 1923... His style of composition took a decidedly Jewish turn after the Nazis took power in 1933, and Jewish musicians could no longer be employed by Germany's state-supported cultural institutions. In 1934 Schönberg transcribed the folk songs and dance tunes of several halutzim (pioneers) visiting Germany from Palestine. The following year he published Shire Erets Yisrael (Songs of the Land of Israel), an anthology containing 230 Hebrew songs (Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag, 1935) . From this time until, at least, when he left Germany, these Israeli melodies would figure prominently in Schönberg's work. He set several of them for voice with piano and voice with flute and viola. His Suite für Orchester, 3 Sätze utilizes a Horra melody from the anthology. Schönberg's orchestral Horras appear to have been extremely popular in Nazi Germany, and were performed numerous times by the Jüdischer Kulturbünde between 1936 and 1938, in both Berlin and Frankfurt-am-Main” (Jakob Schonberg Collection; JTSA) . Subjects: Zionism - Songs and music. Songs, Hebrew - Palestine. Jews - Palestine - Music. OCLC lists 21 copies. Wraps soiled, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-53) (ID #33239) $150.00. XX
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  289. Schönberg, Jakob. SHIRE ERETS YISRA'EL: MI-TA'AM HISTADRUT HA-MAKABI BE-GERMANYAH VE-HISTADRUT HE-HALUTS BE-GERMANYAH. Yerushalayim; Hotsa'ah 'Ivrit, 1947. Original Wraps. 16mo. 208 pages. 15 cm. Second edition. In Hebrew. 'Songs of the Land of Israel'. Lyrics (romanized) -also printed as vocalized text in Hebrew script. Anthology of 230 zionist songs. Includes unacc. Melodies. Originally published by the Yudisher Ferlag of Berlin, under the auspices of Hechalutz and Maccabi World Union. This edition copyright Jewish Publishing House, Jerusalem, printed in Switzerland (Basel; Goldschmidt) . Second edition of Shire Erets Yisra'el by composer and music theorist Jakob Schönberg (1900-1956) . Subjects: Songs, Hebrew. Zionism - Songs and music. OCLC lists 22 copies of this edition. Light wear to wraps, light soiling to outer edges, some pages dogeared, otherwise clean. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-54) (ID #33240) $75.00.
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  291. Silbermintz, Seymour. SONGS OF ISRAEL = SHIRE YISRA'EL. New York; Young Zionist Actions Committee, 1949. Later boards. 8vo. 168 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Words in vocalized Hebrew and in romanization, with English summaries. Compiled and arranged by Seymour Silbermintz, a choirmaster at yeshiva's and synagogues in New York. Contains a transliteration code, the star spangled banner, Hatikvah, Songs of Immigration, Songs of Defense, and Songs of Colonization. Subjects: Songs, Hebrew. Songbooks – Israel. Bound in later boards, institutional stamps on later endpages and backstrip, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-37) (ID #33221) $30.00.
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  293. 25 HEBREW SONGS FOR UNISON SINGING. [Washington, D. C. ; B'Nai B'Rith Hillel Foundations], [1960]. Original Wraps. 8vo. 26 pages. 23 cm. First edition. 25 Hebrew songs for unison singing. Sabbath, Israel, fellowship. Unharmonized melodies with Hebrew (romanized) words; Hebrew words with English translation also printed as text. Subjects: Songs, Israeli. OCLC lists 11 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-39) (ID #33223) $75.00.
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  295. Abraham Hyman Friedland. SHIRON LE-VATE SEFER. New York; Hotsa'at Nehemyah Lin, 1929. Original Wraps. 8vo. 58 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with transliteration. Collection of Hebrew songs, some composed by the editor. Abraham H. Friedman (1891-1939) “educator, author, and first director of the Bureau of Jewish Education, was born in Gorodok, Lithuania to Leah Friedland. He received a traditional yeshiva education. His family came to New York when he was 14, and he studied at the Isaac Elchanan Yeshiva in addition to public high school. Following graduation from Columbia University, Friedland helped establish the Natl. Hebrew School for Girls in New York in 1911, remaining there until 1920, when he became superintendent of the cleveland Hebrew Schools. In 1924, when the Bureau of Jewish Education was established to coordinate institutions offering Jewish education, Friedland became its first director, establishing teacher-training, youth clubs, children's theater, advanced Hebrew studies, and the Institute for Jewish Studies-building a network of 8 Hebrew and 5 religious schools, and an adult institute. An ardent Zionist, Friedland was criticized by those who believed he taught secular Jewish nationalism. In 1926, he declined an invitation to become director of the Jewish educational system in Palestine. Friedland was president of Cleveland Zionist District, Ohio Region of the Zionist Organization of America, Histadrut Ivrith, and Natl. Council of Jewish Education. Interested in aids to teach Hebrew to children, he wrote Torah-Li, Shiron, Sippurim Yofim, and coauthored Gilenu. He also wrote Sonettot; poetry, published as Shirim; and coauthored Hashvil with Rabbi Solomon Goldman. He translated Hebrew literature into English and English poets into Hebrew. ” (Encyclopedia of Cleveland History) Subjects: School song-books, Hebrew. Jewish school songbooks. OCLC lists 17 copies. Light edge wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-24) (ID #33208) $100.00.
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  297. Coopersmith, Harry. TREASURY OF JEWISH SONGS: MIXED CHORAL SERIES; VOLUME ONE. New York; Jewish Education Committee Of New York, 1949. Ring Bound. 4to. [68] pages. 26 cm. First edition. English, Hebrew, and romanized Hebrew words. Selected and edited by Harry Coopersmith. Volume one (a total of five volumes were issued) . “This collection of choral numbers by outstanding Jewish composers was prompted by the need for Jewish choral material reflecting the current scene and suitable for adult amateur groups. This is the first of a contemplated series. The extent to which the songs in the volume are used by choral groups already in existence and the degree to which their availability serves as a stimulus toward the creation of additional groups will determine whether this project will be pursued. ” Table of contents: Salute to Israel, Sisu V'Simchu, V'Shomru, Utsu Eytsa, Dayenu, Ma Navu Al Heharim, Halleluyah, Shabos Hamalko, Hasidic Rhapsody, Od Yifrah Am Yisrael. From various composers. Subjects: Songs, Jewish. OCLC lists 8 copies. Wraps lightly soiled, institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-41) (ID #33225) $100.00.
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  299. Jacob Weinberg. TEN JEWISH SONGS: FOR HOME AND SCHOOL, IN FREE PIANO TRANSCRIPTION. New York; Bloch Publishing Company, 1933. Original wraps. 4to. 12 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Melodies, without lyrics. Wraps printed in blue ink. Contents: Children's tune (Kinderlid) - God of Zion (Eli Zion) - Hassidic melody (Chsidisher nigun) - Holiday song (Simchas torah nigun) - In joyous mood (Freilach geshtimt) - March (Marsh) - Our Rabbi (Unzer rebenyu) - Passover song (Adir bimlucha) - The Rabbi's dance (Reb meyer's tanz) - Wedding dance (Chassune tanz) . Jacob Weinberg (1879–1956) “A composer of a wide range of sacred and secular Jewish works, Jacob Weinberg was a member of the Society for Jewish Folk Music in Moscow, and later a major organizer of Jewish music and arts festivals throughout America. Subjects: Songs, Jewish - United States. OCLC lists 14 copies. Wraps soiled, with institutional stamps on cover, wraps rebacked with tape, pages loose. Otherwise fresh. Good - condition. (MUSIC-3-59) (ID #33303) $50.00.
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  301. Léon Algazi. SIX CHANSONS POPULAIRES: PIANO ET CHANT. Paris: Éditions Salabert, 1934. Original wraps. 4to. 15, [2] pages. 33 cm. First edition. French and Hebrew. "Mizmor" collection de musique juive; E. A. S.9371; Éditions Salabert. Romanized Hebrew or romanized Yiddish words. French translation printed as text after each song. Contents (with titles as printed in romanized Hebrew/Yiddish and French): Hinné ma tov! = Qu'il est bon, qu'il est doux!: chant yéménite - Schur, dodi! = Vois, mon ami!: chant yéménite - Ismah hatan becala = Chant nuptial yéménite - Efent, rebetsin! = Ouvrez-nous, rabbine!: chant hassidique - Lecoved dem heiligen schabess = En l'honneur du Sabbat: chanson hassidique - Yome, yome = Non, maman! Oui, maman!: chanson populaire. Wraps printed on orange brown paper with decorative borders, red ink, hebrew around border. Subjects: Songs with piano. Songs, Hebrew. Songs, French - Translations from Hebrew. Songs, Yiddish. Songs, French - Translations from Yiddish. Jews - Yemen (Republic) - Music. Hasidim - Music. OCLC lists 14 copies. Wraps starting, light wear throughout, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-25) (ID #33266) $50.00.
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  303. Solomon Rosowsky; David Einhorn. WIEGENLIED: (ZWEITES), FÜR EINE STIMME MIT KLAVIER BEGLEITUNG: NR. 98 "NUMAH, NUMAH" (HEBRÄISCH-DEUTSCH). Berlin; Juwal, 1924. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and German. Lullaby for Voice with Piano accompaniment, number 98, 'Numah, Numah'. Published Berlin, Juwal; Verlagsgesellschaft für jüdische Musik (last page lists all works by the publisher) . Decorative border on title page. Solomon Rosowky (1878–1962), “composer and musicologist. Born in Riga, the son of the noted cantor Baruch Leib Rosowsky, he studied at St. Petersburg under Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov and Liadov. He was a cofounder of the Society for Jewish Folk Music in St. Petersburg (1908), where he also served as musical director of the Yiddish Art Theater. In 1920 he founded the first Jewish Conservatory of Music at Riga. Rosowsky immigrated to Erets Israel in 1925, taught music there and did research on biblical cantillation. He attempted, in cooperation with Y. L. Ne'eman, to present and analyze the "essence" of the East Ashkenazi (Poland-Lithuania) style. This resulted in the voluminous work, The Cantillation of the Bible (The Five Books of Moses), published in New York in 1957. Rosowsky composed songs, chamber and orchestral music, and music for the Hebrew theater. In his quest for a modern Hebrew style based on traditional and Oriental elements, he was a pioneer. His latter years were spent in New York, where he taught at the Cantors' Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Songs, Hebrew - Germany. OCLC lists 4 copies. Edges of wraps worn and chipped, spine previously rebacked with tape, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-35) (ID #33278) $75.00.
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  305. Shalita, Israel. HA-MUSIKAH HA-YEHUDIT VE-YOTSREHA: TOLDOT HA-MUSIKAH SHEL HA-AM HA-YEHUDI MI-YEME KEDEM VE-AD YAMENU. Tel Aviv; Y. Ts'ets'ik, 1960. Original Cloth. 8vo. 286, [25] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: Jewish music and musicians; a history of Jewish music from ancient to present time. Illustrated throughout, with 25 pages of notation at rear. Subjects: Jews - Music - History and criticism. Jacket worn at edges with minor tears; light pen marks throughout, front endpages lightly foxing, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-2) (ID #33186) $30.00.
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  307. Bureau Of Jewish Education. SELECTED SONGS FOR JEWISH CAMPS. Boston; Bureau Of Jewish Education, 1942. Original Wraps. 12mo. 8 pages. 14 x 22 cm. First edition. 'This Songster was compiled at the request of several camp directors to meet their specific needs. ' Eight pages of song (without melodies), for Young Children, Hebrew Songs, Songs for Sabbath, English songs, and Additional Songs. Subjects: Bureau of Jewish Education – Songster – Juvenile education. None listed on oclc. Scarce. Very light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-38) (ID #33222) $125.00.
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  309. Coopersmith, Harry; Solomon Goldman. SONGS OF MY PEOPLE = SHIRE 'AMI. Chicago; Anshe Emet Synagogue, 1938. Original Cloth. 8vo. 248, XI, 288 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volumes bound together (as issued) . Hebrew with transliteration or English translation. Cover title: Songs and readings. Shire 'Ami, compiled and edited by Harry Coopersmith. With: Prayers and readings, selected and arranged by Solomon Goldman. Harry Coopersmith, a graduate of Columbia university and the JTSA, was, music director of the Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago. Solomon Goodman, also a grduate of Columbia and the JTSA, was Rabbi of Anshe Emet Synagogue. Subjects: Songs, Hebrew. Jews - Music. Devotional literature, Hebrew. Judaism - Prayers and devotions. Light wear to cloth edges, pages lightly aged, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-6) (ID #33190) $30.00.
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  311. Deuring, Dagmar; Jos Jacobsen; Erwin Jospe. HAWA NASCHIRA = AUF! LASST UNS SINGEN! [TWO VOLUME BOXED SET]. Hamburg; Dölling Und Galitz, 2001. Original Cloth. 8vo. XV, 244; XXX, 290 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volume set (housed in printed cardboard box) . Volume one (Lieder) reprint of the 1935 edition; volume two (Lexikon) new content. With music, photographs, charts. Principally Hebrew words (romanized), with some German and Yiddish (romanized) ; Hebrew words also printed as text in Hebrew characters after each song with German translation. Band 1 originally published: Hawa naschira! = Auf! Lasst uns singen!: Liederbuch für Unterricht, Bund und Haus; herausgegeben von Jos. Jacobsen und Erwin Jospe; Leipzig: A. J. Benjamin, 1935. Reprint of the last major songbook published for Germany's Jews. Subjects: Jews - Music. Folk songs, Hebrew. Songs, Hebrew. School songbooks, German. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-15) (ID #33199) $30.00.
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  313. Idelsohn, A. Z. TOLDOT HA-NEGINAH HA-IVRIT: MAHUTAH YESODOTEHA VE-HITPATHUTAH. Berlin; "devir", 1924. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 287 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. 'History of Hebrew Music'. Music notation and theory throughout, with fold out charts at end. Vol. 1; no more published. “In 1921 I decided to go to Europe to publish my works. I took my family with me. I arrived for the Zionist Congress in Carlsbad, where Dr. V. Jacobsohn, then head of the 'Juedischer Verlag, ' bought my manuscripts of 'Sepher Hashirim, ' and Bialik encouraged me to write a history of Jewish Music, the first volume of which he published in the 'D’vir, ' the other four volumes remained in Ms. Up to date. Upon sending the second volume, Bialik wrote me... 'Your first volume is still lying in our store, only a few copies are sold…we have no courage to print the second one. '” (My Life: A Sketch by A. Z. Idelsohn; first published in Jewish Music Journal 2, no.2 (1935): 8-11) . Abraham Zevi Idelsohn (1882-1938), Jewish cantor, composer, founder of the modern study of the history of Jewish music, and one of the first important ethnomusicologists. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title, decorative endpages. Subjects: Jews - Music - History and criticism. Light rubbing to cloth edges, pages lightly aged, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-20) (ID #33204) $125.00.
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  315. Israel Goldfarb; Samuel E Goldfarb. THE JEWISH SONGSTER: MUSIC FOR VOICE AND PIANO: PART 1 & PART 2 [TWO VOLUMES COMPLETE]. Brooklyn: Religious Schools Of Congregation Beth Israel, 1925-1929. Original Cloth. 4to. 221; 249 pages. 26 cm. First & fourth edition. In Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. Volume two is first edition (1928), volume one is fourth revised edition (1946?) . Part one consists of 120 songs for all festivals and the sabbath, arranged for voice and piano; part two contains 113 songs for rallies, meetings, celebrations, for Kindergarten, and the Hebrew High School, arranged for voice and piano. “Rabbi Israel Goldfarb, who was also a cantor, was born in Sieniawa, Galicia (now Poland), and immigrated to the United States in 1893. He graduated from Columbia University and attended the Institute of Musical Art (now The Juilliard School) as well as the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he later served on the faculty for more than twenty years as an instructor in biblical cantillation and basic prayer chants for rabbinical students. He was also the rabbi of an active traditional synagogue in Brooklyn for fifty-one years. But Goldfarb is best remembered today for his many contributions to synagogue music, especially with regard to compiling as well as creating congregational melodies and harmonized responses for the liturgy. He was one of the first in America outside specifically Reform circles to publish such songsters for the synagogue as well as for school and home use. Some of these were done in the 1920s in collaboration with his brother, Samuel Eliezar Goldfarb, a liturgical composer and Jewish music educator in his own right. ” (Milken Archive of Jewish Music) . Subjects: Jewish school songbooks - United States. Songs, Hebrew - Texts. Songs, Yiddish - Texts. Folk songs, Yiddish - Texts. Jews - Music. Songs - Texts. Institutional stamps on outer edges and endpages, light soiling to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-9) (ID #33193) $55.00.
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  317. Lichtenstein, Isaac, B. and Henech Kon. NIGGUN. New York: MacHmadim Art Editions, 1945. Hardcover, 4to, 32 pages, all illustrated, music, 31 cm. Lithographed. Includes music. Unaccompanied melodies “by Henech Kon and anonymous composers. ” The music is reproduced from manuscript copy. Other Titles: Melody. Ex-library. Wear to binding. Bumped cover corners and cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Art-9-9) (ID #25691) $30.00.
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  319. Rabinovitch, Israel. OF JEWISH MUSIC: ANCIENT AND MODERN [FROM THE LIBRARY OF A.W. BINDER, WITH HIS BOOKSTAMP]. Montreal; Book Center, 1952. Original Cloth. 8vo. 321 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Dedication on front free endpage to Abraham Wolf Binder, from his children; with his book stamp on endpage. Pages 214-216 devoted to Binder, contains laid in dried flower. Partially translated from the Yiddish by Abraham Moses Klein: Muzik Bay Idn, Montreal, 1940. Includes laid in critical appreciation of Leo Leov, written in yiddish, by Israel Rabinovitch (6 pages, ostensible cut out from a yiddish jubilee book or a journal) . Israel Rabinovitch (1894-1964), "an accomplished musician and writer, was chief editor of the Montreal Yiddish daily newspaper, the Keneder Adler, from 1924 to 1964. Following in the tradition of fellow musicologist Professor Abraham Tzvi Idelsohn, whom he greatly admired, Rabinovitch used the Keneder Adler as a platform to share his love for Jewish music, writing widely about it and contributing to the status and knowledge of hazzanut (cantorial arts) in Canada. In 1940, Rabinovitch published the book Muzik bai Yidn (Music by Jews), which was translated from Yiddish into English by A. M. Klein in 1952 under the title Jewish Music: Ancient and Modern. Rabinovitch was one of the founders of the Jewish Public Library, a leader in the Labour Zionist group Poale Zion, and also the first president of the Jewish Music Council of Montreal. He passed away in Montreal in 1964. As Cantor Nathan Mendelson of the Shaar Hashomayim wrote in his obituary of Rabinovitch, 'his song, the song of our people remains eternal. " (Le musee interactif du Montreal juif; Israel Rabinovitch) Subjects: Jews - Music - History and criticism. Light edge wear to cloth, internally clean. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-16) (ID #33200) $35.00.
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  321. Shvaig, Tsivyah; Peninah Landner. SHIRE MISHAK U-MAHOL LE-GANE HA-YELADIM ULE-KHITOT 1-4. Yerushalayim; Kiryat-Sefer, 1966. Original Cloth. 8vo. 143 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. 'Songs of Play and Dance: for Kindergarten through First Grade. ' Illustrated paper covered boards, drawings by Aryeh Kimhi. With musical notation throughout. Subjects: Jewish school songbooks. Songs, Hebrew - Israel. OCLC lists 18 copies. Institutional stamps on endpages and backstrip. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-34) (ID #33218) $30.00.
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  323. Stutschewsky, Joachim. HE-KLEZEMORIM; TOLDOTEHEM, ORAH HAYEHEM VI-YETSIROTEHEM. Yerushalayim, Mosad Bialik, 1959. Original Cloth. 8vo. 223, 28 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: Jewish folk musicians, history, folklore, compositions. Contains twenty eight pages at rear of photographs and music notations. Joachim Stutschewsky (1891–1982), “composer, cello player, and folklorist. Stutschewsky was born in Romny (Ukraine) to a family of musicians who had been klezmerim (entertainment players) for several generations... Stutschewsky's style as a composer began in the East European vein and also absorbed in Israel the local influences of the Near Eastern Jewish communities and the emergent new folk-song styles. His earlier writings, as well as his many arrangements of folk and traditional melodies, were a part of the efforts made during the 1920s and 1930s to propagate the cause of Jewish music as such. In the later ones, such as the book Ha-Klezmerim (1959) and the collections Zemer Am (1940) and 120 Niggunei Hasidim (1950), he turned to specific tasks of collection and preservation including, in Ha-Klezmerim, invaluable reminiscences and materials from his own family and regional traditions of the klezmer's life and activities. In the field of general music Stutschewsky published a considerable number of arrangements and transcriptions for cello, which also became repertoire standards, and augmented his cello manual by several books of etudes. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jews - Music. Light tear to jacket, jacket and outer edges lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-5) (ID #33189) $100.00.
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  325. Vinaver, Chemjo. ANTHOLOGY OF JEWISH MUSIC, WITH ORIGINAL NOTATIONS AND COMMENTARY IN ENGLISH AND HEBREW; SACRED CHANT AND RELIGIOUS FOLK SONG OF THE EASTERN EUROPEAN JEWS. New York; E. B. Marks, 1955. Original Cloth. 4to. 292, XII pages. 32 cm. First edition. Added title page in Hebrew. Words in Hebrew (transliterated), with Hebrew words and English translation printed separately at end of each piece. Melodies and unacc. Choruses (in part with solo voice), compiled and edited by Chemjo Vinaver. Drawing on jacket and frontispiece by Marc Chagall. “Vinaver is one of the few musicians who was Western in his musical education and manner of performance and whose early musical background was that of Chasidic music at the end of the 19th century. He was a great connoisseur of Chasidic nigunim but was also a meticulous selector and critic. Vinaver is known for The Seventh Day: A Friday Evening Service (1946) and for his Anthology of Jewish Music (1955) . ” (Temple Emanu-El NY) Contents: Sacred chants: Chanting of the scripture-Prayer chants of the synagogue-Psalms. Religious folk songs: Hymns for the Sabbath table-Chassidic nigunim. Subjects: Jews - Music. Synagogue music. Light wear to edges, jacket, and endpages. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-32) (ID #33216) $30.00.
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  327. Weisser, Albert. THE MODERN RENAISSANCE OF JEWISH MUSIC, EVENTS AND FIGURES, EASTERN EUROPE AND AMERICA. New York; Bloch Pub. Co, 1954. Original Cloth. 8vo. 175 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Includes biographies, and lists of works, of Joel Engel, Joseph Achron, Moses Milner, Lazare Saminsky, Alexander Krein, and Michael Gniessen. "Complete list of publications of the Society for Jewish folk music in St. Petersburg": p. [66]-[68]. Subjects: Jews - Music - History and criticism. Folk songs, Jewish - History and criticism. Music -- Soviet Union - History and criticism. Music - United States - History and criticism. Obshchestvo evreiskoi narodnoi muzyki. Light wear to cloth, institutional stamp on front free endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-8) (ID #33192) $30.00.