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Metzger Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6484

Scope and Content Note

The items in this collection consist of synagogue music scores from Southwestern Germany, both cantor's manuals and choral music.

The cantor's manuals are in at least two different hands and reflect two different time periods from the late 19th century onwards.

The older materials contain more traditional music notations of the oral tradition. Of considerable importance are the transcriptions of local and regional traditions, especially melodies from Alsace, Salzburg and Diersburg.

Three small manuals bear the name of Simon Metzger, cantor in Grossbockenheim. The more recent manuals were possibly connected with Karlsruhe, as there are two items with the same name of S. Rubin, the first cantor in Karlsruhe.

Two volumes are complete scores for cantor, SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), and organ, they seem to be organist's copies. The music covers high holidays and seem to have been used in Karlsruhe.

Dates

  • late 19th century-early 20th century

Language of Materials

The collection is in German and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (1 oversized folder)

Abstract

The items in this collection consist of synagogue music scores from Southwestern Germany, both cantor's manuals and choral music.

Arrangement

The collection consists of a single series.

Separated Material

Published scores were moved to the Leo Baeck Institute Library.
Title
Guide to the Metzger Music Collection late 19th century-early 20th century AR 6484
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
Date
© 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
funding made possible by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Revision Statements

  • 2011-August-15 :: T. Mendenhall: divided into "folders" and created detailed container list.
  • January 17, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States