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Author Shiloah, Amnon.
Title Jewish musical traditions / Amnon Shiloah.
Imprint Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1992.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 MUSKINGUM STACKS  ML3195 .S4    TEMP UNAVAIL  
Series Jewish folklore and anthropology series
Jewish folklore and anthropology series.
Subject Jews -- Music -- History and criticism.
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 MUSKINGUM STACKS  ML3195 .S4    TEMP UNAVAIL  
Series Jewish folklore and anthropology series
Jewish folklore and anthropology series.
Subject Jews -- Music -- History and criticism.
Description 274 pages : music. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-264) and index.
ISBN 0814322344 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 24872543
Table of Contents
 Preface11
 Introduction13
1Identity and Character of Jewish Music17
  A Musical Tower of Babel17
  Jewish Identity18
  Has All Jewish Music a Common Source?21
  The Antiquity of Oriental Jewry's Musical Traditions26
2Problems of Methodology in the Study of Jewish Music35
  The Sources37
  Ancient Hebrew Sources38
  The Wonderful Power of Music41
  Symbolic Significance of the Halil43
  Writings of the Judean Wilderness Sect44
  Literary Evidence45
  Travelers Describe a Jewish Wedding in Tangier, Morocco48
  Romanelli Visits Tangier48
  Delacroix Visits Tangier51
  Alexandre Dumas in Tangier51
  The Science of Music - Texts from Islamic Countries53
  The Seeker by Shem-Tov ben Yosef ibn Falaqera56
  The Second Period in the History of Texts and Jewish Music58
  Writings by Jews in Christian Centers60
  Musical Literature in Italy in the Sixteenth-Seventeenth Centuries60
3Music and Religion65
  Alien Melodies Encroach on the Prayers65
  The Cantor's Role in Integrating New and Alien Music67
  The Attitude of Rabbinical Authorities to Alien Melodies72
  Grief over the Temple's Destruction Rules out Music73
  Music as a Force Evoking Joy76
  The Concept of Music in Religious Doctrine77
  The Origin of Music According to the Homiletic Commentaries79
  Conceptual Tenets as Mirrored in Reality80
  Singing Inside and Outside the Synagogue81
  What the Melody Expresses82
  Musical Instruments84
4Cantillation87
  The Biblical Accents100
  The Functions of the Biblical Accents103
  How the Tradition of Accented Reading Is Transmitted104
5The Piyyut as a Factor in the Development of Synagogal Music111
  Prosodic and Formal Elements in Ancient and Classical Piyyutim113
  Quantitative Meter114
  Syllabic Meter118
  Strophic Songs118
  The Ashkenazic Piyyut121
  Integration of Melody and Text122
  Creativity in the Singing of Piyyutim124
  The Steiger126
  Ways of Performing the Songs127
  Responsorial Singing128
6Music in the World of the Mystic131
  Music and Meditation135
  Music and Prophecy135
  Man as Protagonist of the Drama of the Universe137
  The Struggle against Evil Forces and the Realm of Darkness139
  The Shofar141
  The Universal Harmony144
  The Whole Cosmos Sings145
  Influence of Kabbalistic Mystical Theories on Song146
  The Sabbath146
  Nocturnal Singing149
  The Baqqashot150
  Social Aspects of the Baqqashot152
  Kabbalistic Symbols and Ideas Penetrate Paraliturgical Song154
 Summary155
7Non-Synagogal Music - Between Sacred and Secular157
  Singing in and out of the Synagogue - Basic Distinctions159
  Music and Musical Performance161
  Events and Occasions162
  Events Associated with the Jewish Calendar162
  General Festive Gatherings163
  The Life Cycle170
  Distinctive Traits of Women's Singing178
  The Characteristics of Women's Songs179
8Folk Creativity and Performance Practice181
  How Is Creativity in Unwritten Songs Expressed?183
  The Yemenite Diwan186
  Repertoire of Ballads and Judeo-Spanish Songs189
  The Hasidic Niggun196
  Jewish Musical Ensembles200
9The Dance209
  Dance in Ancient Israel209
  Dance in the Jewish Diaspora211
  Rabbinical Attitude toward Dance212
  Selected Dance Traditions213
  The Dance in Modern Israel217
  Ethnic Dance in Israel Today220
10Looking Backward and Forward223
  Continuity and Change226
  A Convergence of Divergent Outlooks227
  The Quest for National Identity and Style228
  Oriental Musicians' Part in Elaborating the New Style230
  The Emergence of Ethnicity231
  Directions of Change in Ethnic Music: A Typology of Stylistic Dynamics233
 Epilogue241
 Notes243
 Bibliography257
 Index265