ANTOLOGIYAH HAZANIT = CANTORIAL ANTHOLOGY OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN SYNAGOGUE MUSIC : ARRANGED FOR CANTOR AND CHOIR WITH ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT [VOLUMES ONE AND TWO ONLY, OF 6]

Jt] Ephros, Gershon

Published by New York; Bloch 1953-54, 1953
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Original Cloth. 4to. XIV, 185; VIII, 327 pages. 27 cm. First edition; third and fourth printing. Volumes one and two only: volume 1. Rosh Hashonoh - volume 2. Yom Kippur. A total of six volumes were issued. Antologiyah hazanit, compiled and edited by Gershon Ephros; with an introduction by A. Z. Idelsohn. Volume one, fourth printing, published 1954; volume two, third printing, published 1953. "Gershon Ephros was born in Serotsk, Poland. His father died when he was ten, and Ephros moved to live with his grandfather, Cantor Moses Fromberg. He received his first musical training as part of his grandfather's choir, traveling and performing in the countryside. At the early age of 17, Ephros became a choir leader in Zgersh. In 1909, he immigrated to Palestine, where he studied Hazzanuth and harmony with A. Z. Idelsohn, and worked as his choir director. In 1911, he moved to the U. S. , where he continued his studies with Herman Spielter and Joseph Achron in New York. In 1918, he was appointed cantor of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, Virginia, and later became cantor at Congregation Beth Elohim in New York. He finally settled as the cantor at Congregation Beth Mordecai of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, where he officiated from 1927 to his retirement in 1957. Apart of his cantorial career, Ephros taught Jewish music in Hebrew schools in New York and at the Hebrew Union College. He officiated as president of the Jewish Music Forum and was a member of the executive board of the National Jewish Music Council. As a composer, Ephros composed many liturgical works in addition to other vocal and instrumental compositions. Ephros is mostly known for his publication, Cantorial Anthology, a five-volume collection of synagogue compositions for cantor and choir, for the entire yearly cycle. The anthology contains compositions of different Jewish cultural groups, from ancient to contemporary works. " (Jewish Music Research Centre) . Subjects: Synagogue music. Jewish chants. Light wear to cloth, light rubbing to gilt, internally very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-14) Xx. Bookseller Inventory # 33198

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Title: ANTOLOGIYAH HAZANIT = CANTORIAL ANTHOLOGY OF...

Publisher: New York; Bloch 1953-54

Publication Date: 1953

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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