Jewish musical traditions

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Wayne State University Press, 1992 - Music - 274 pages
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The author explains what constitutes Jewish music and the sociocultural context in which it evolved, highlighting the way the musical heritage is connected with the historical heritage.

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Contents

Preface
11
Identity and Character of Jewish Music
17
Problems of Methodology in the Study of Jewish Music
35
Music and Religion
65
Cantillation
87
The Piyyut as a Factor in the Development of Synagogal Music
111
Music in the World of the Mystic
131
NonSynagogal MusicBetween Sacred and Secular
157
Folk Creativity and Performance Practice
181
The Dance
209
Looking Backward and Forward
223
Epilogue
241
Bibliography
257
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