-Choral singing during Temple times;
-Choral singing in the Babylonian Jewish comm.;
- the liturgical work of Salamone Rossi Hebreo from the period of Italian Renaissance;
-the first artistic choir in synagogal history; founded by Rabbi Leone da Modena in the early 17th century;
-the synagogue choir in modern times;
-non-liturgical choral music in Eastern Europe with the founding the ha-Zomir movement in 1899.
Features RealAudio recordings.
In 1999 JHOM celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ha-Zomir movement with a feature on choral music, with a special focus on the Zamir Chorale of Boston.Features several RealAudio recordings of Zamir performances and an interview with the director and conductor.
Voice of the Turtle ensemble has been studying and presenting the beautiful and compelling musical repertoire of the Spanish Jews since 1978. Features RealAudio recordings and interview with Judith Wachs, artistic director.
Skalerika de Ora a Sephardic wedding song, sung by Voice of the Turtle
Three Passover songs sung by Voice of the Turtle

Two versions of Maoz Tzur: Sung by the Zamir Chorale of Boston

by Kurt Weill
: Sung by Cantor Rebecca Garfein

Kol Nidrei: Musical traditions from east to west: Five musical examples

Di Shvu'e, Anthem of the Jewish Labor Bund sung by The New Yiddish Chorale and the Workmen's Circle Chorus.

"By the rivers of Babylon"," Salamone Rossi's setting of Psalm 137, sung by the Zamir Chorale of Boston

"With baskets on our shoulders...": A popular Shavuot song, sung by the Zamir Chorale of Boston

"The kid that Father bought for two zuzim"
: A history of the popular Had Gadya song

Two Purim folksongs: Audio recordings for your listening pleasure

"Neither daylight nor darkness" (The Old Acacia Tree)
H.N. Bialik / Yehezkel Braun

"Lo, the Conquering Hero Cometh": Handel's Oratorio glorifying the Macabees

"With window open wide": A poem and a choral rendition
H.N. Bialik / Yehezkel Braun

For the candle and the spices: A Yemenite (16th-cent.) poem for the Havdalah ceremony

Kichlot yeni: When my wine is finished:
Medieval poem and a historical recording set to a folk melody of unknown origin
Solomon Ibn Gabirol

The most popular of Yiddish songs Der alef-beyz (The aleph-bet): a.k.a.Oyfn pripetshok (On the Hearth)
Ruth Rubin



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