Quotations on Jewish Sacred Music

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Jonathan L. Friedmann
Rowman & Littlefield, Sep 16, 2011 - Music - 139 pages
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Quotations on Jewish Sacred Music is a collection of over 700 quotations culled from an array of sources, including rabbinic and theological texts, sociological and anthropological studies, and historical and musicological examinations. The book isdivided into five chapters: What Is Jewish Music?; Spirituality and Prayer; Hazzan-Cantor; Cantillation-Biblical Chant; and Nusach ha-Tefillah-Liturgical Chant. Taken as a whole, these quotations demonstrate both the centrality of music in Jewish religious life and the diversity of thought on the subject. They can be used with profit in sermons, speeches, and papers, and may be read in order or selectively. This is a valuable and easy-to-use reference book for scholars, musicians, synagogue staff, and anyone else seeking concise thoughts on major aspects of Jewish sacred music.
 

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Contents

What Is Jewish Music?
1
Spirituality and Prayer
35
HazzanCantor
55
CantillationBiblical Chant
83
Nusach HaTefillahPrayer Chant
99
Bibliography
115
Index
133
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Jonathan L. Friedmann is cantor of Bet Knesset Bamidbar and Valley Outreach Synagogue-P'nai Tikvah, both in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the author or editor of six books, including Jewish Sacred Music and Jewish Identity (2008) and Perspectives on Jewish Music (2009).

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