Berlin; Ed. Bote & G. Bock, 1882? Item #42780

2nd edition. Modern black cloth, Quarto. 153 pages. 34 cm. 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. Title page and first few pages stained orange from original paper cover damp bleed through. Little bit of waviness and some light occasional dampstaining (this volume survived the JTS fire of 1966--no fire damage but it got damp, later professionally rebounnd in nice black cloth). Good condition. (MUSIC-2-35A).

Price: $120.00