Simon Spier Estate Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of music from the estate of cantor and teacher Simon Spier. It also includes a letter describing the gifts to the LBI of Judaica in the estate of Simon Spier (the letter describes materials beyond what is found in this collection).
The music includes special sheet music inserts from the Israelitische Familienblatt Hamburg; two books of music for religious services, including one identified as coming from the synagogue at Wesel am Rhein, and a mix of secular and Jewish sheet music. The sheet music includes: Hiawatha by Neil Moret; Synagogale Kompositionen by B. Gutmann; an undated booklet of German folk songs missing its cover; Ein Geheimnislied by Heinrich Weinreis; Prinz Eugen by Carl Loewe; three different arrangements of La Juive by F. Halévy; Es ist genug by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Nagykaniszsaer Gottesdienstliche Gesänge für Israeliten by Leo Kartschmaroff; Soldatenlieder by Konrad Ramrath; Kegler Gut Holz! By Wilhelm Lindemann; The Rabbi of Bacharach by Josef Neger; Naarizecho by Leopold Wolf; and Gottesdienstliche Gesänge für Israeliten by M. Rosenhaupt.
- Spier, Simon, 1864-1951 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German.
This collection is open to researchers.
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.
Collection is digitized, but access to the digitized content is restricted to on-site due to copyrighted material. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Simon Spier was born in Zwesten (Hesse) in 1864. He was a cantor and teacher of the Jewish school in Wesel (Rhineland). He emigrated to Palestine in 1937 and died there in 1951.
This collection consists of music from the estate of cantor and teacher Simon Spier.
This material was removed from the Walther Hirschberg (AR 3840) collection.
- Guide to the Simon Spier Estate Collection undated, 1887-1933 AR 11956
- Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
- © 2013
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation
- August 2016:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.