Berlin : Ed. Bote & G. Bock, 1921. Hardcover. Item #36599
Later boards. 4to, 338 pages, 33 cm. In Hebrew (transliterated) and German. Title translates into English as "Thanks and Praise: . Four-Part Choirds and Solo for Israelite Worship With and Without Support for Organ". 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. Festival services. High Holiday services. Festival services. High Holiday services. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Seventh edition. Minor wear to covers. Pages are browning. Very Good Condition. (MUSIC-5-19).