A COLLECTION OF THE PRINCIPAL MELODIES OF THE SYNAGOGUE: FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT

Kaiser, Alois; William Sparger; Jewish Women's Congress (1893; Chicago, Ill. )

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Original Cloth. 4to. XVII, 197 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Cover title: Songs of Zion; Souvenir of the Jewish Women's Congress. Sheet music for various combinations of voices, partly with piano or organ acc. "Souvenir of the Jewish Women's Congress held under the auspices of the World's Parliament of Religions, " 1893 Columbian Exposition. Includes preface and introductory essay on the liturgical chant of the synagogue. "Songs of Zion—the Souvenir [book] of the Jewish Women’s Congress held under the Auspices of the World’s Parliament of Religions, an auxiliary ('The World’s Congress Auxiliary') of the World’s Columbian Exhibition (World’s Fair) in Chicago in 1893. This sui generis, rather quizzical, and now rare volume was commissioned and sponsored by that Jewish women’s organization through its designated volunteer committee of sixteen women from prominent and philanthropic Chicago families in the city’s business and Reform Jewish community—most if not all of whom could boast German-Jewish lineage. (Included in that committee was the wife of Rabbi Moses—author of the preliminary but replaced edition of the Union Prayerbook—as well as one member identified as 'Miss Sadie American. ') . Compiled and edited by Cantors Alois Kaiser and William Sparger, the volume was conceived as a classically acceptable demonstration to the world of Jewish liturgical music heritage and its place in Western culture. With the World’s Fair and the related Parliament of Religions as a convenient forum and an inviting opportunity, it was intended to introduce the Parliament’s non-Jewish delegates and attendees—including distinguished clergymen from many parts of the world, representing virtually every 'legitimate' world religion—to what they perceived as Judaism’s sacred music legacy. Preceded by an introductory essay by the editors on the history of synagogue music, the principal section comprised fifty authentic melodies of minhag Ashkenaz (which in turn included a few adopted tunes from the Western/Amsterdam, or 'Portuguese' tradition) . These were all highly stylized in Western-type four-part arrangements and settings, with conventional harmonies and trite harmonic clichés to ensure the appearance of respectability and to mediate anything that might otherwise come across as overly exotic or unrefined in Western terms. " - Milken Archive. Subjects: Jewish Women's Congress (1893; Chicago, Ill. ) . Synagogue music. Jewish hymns. Binding repaired. Light wear to covers. Overall Good Condition. (WOMEN-1-18A). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A COLLECTION OF THE PRINCIPAL MELODIES OF ...
Publisher: Chicago; T. Rubovits, Publisher
Publication Date: 1893
Binding: Hardcover

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Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 286 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.6in.Excerpt from Songs of Zion: A Collection of the Principal Melodies of the Synagogue, From the Earliest Times to the PresentWhen the Worlds Fair Congress Auxiliary was organized, it was determined that, among the other congresses, a Parliament of Religions should be held. The Parliament consisted of a General Parliament of all religions and of denominational Congresses. The General Committee on Religious Parliament was composed of two branches, one the mens, the other the womens committee. It consisted of representatives of every denomination, appointed by Mr. C. C. Bonney, president of the Auxiliary, and Mrs. Charles Henrotin, vice-president of the womans branch. By virtue of this appointment, they became the chairmen of their respective denominational committees, with power to make up the committee. At the first meeting of the Jewish Womens Committee, it was decided to work along the lines adopted by the other committees. The Committee also decided to collect and publish the traditional melodies of the Jews as a souvenir of the occasion. In order to arouse the interest in the Jewish Congress and the souvenir, notices were issued to all Jewish publications, inviting the co-operation of all persons interested. Circular letters were sent to the larger cities, asking Jewish women to hold mass meetings to elect delegates. This measure was more successful than had been anticipated, twenty-nine cities being represented by ninety-three delegates. An extensive correspondence was carried on with Jewish men and women of this country and England, no less than two thousand letters having been written and received by the members of the Committee. About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks. comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781330318409

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Book Description T. Rubovits, Publisher, Chicago, IL, 1893. Cloth. Book Condition: FR/NO DUSTJACKET. Not Illustrated (illustrator). ........ 4to., unpaginated, rubbed, bumped, soiled, frayed, page toning, pencilling Souvenir of the Jewish Women's Congress Held Under the Auspices of the World's Parliment of Religions. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS301212

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Book Description T. Rubovits. Book Condition: Fair. Chicago: T. Rubovits, 1893. Sm 4to. 197pp. Sheet music. Reading copy. Edges worn and boards/spine soiled. Spine broken. Pages 1-12 detached and laid in. Inquire if you need further information. Bookseller Inventory # Y02D-00221

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