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Jews -- Music

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

A Voice still heard

Identifier: AR 25668
Overview The collections contains two variously annotated typescripts of Eric Werner’s book ‘A voice still heard : the sacred songs of the Ashkenazic Jews’, New York, G. Schirmer, 1978. Also included are various related materials as well as the correspondence between Eric Werner and Fred Grubel at the Leo Baeck Institute.
Dates: 1974

Adolf Schwersenz Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25615
Overview This collection includes personal and official documents of the Adolf Schwersenz family, including his professional work as a cantor, mainly during his time in Berlin. It contains sheet music used by Adolf Schwersenz, as well as newspaper clippings and letters.
Dates: 1895-1969; Majority of material found within 1937-1951

Cantors Assembly of America collection

Identifier: I-327
Overview Consists of publications of annual convention proceedings from 1948 to 1973, 1975-1977 and two songbooks from 1967 and undated.
Dates: undated, 1948-1977

Eric Werner Collection

Identifier: AR 2179 / MF 523
Overview Book reviews; clippings; curriculum vitae, slides, manuscripts, musical scores, correspondence, etc.
Dates: 1917-1989

Frederick Lachmann Collection

Identifier: AR 5256
Overview The Frederick Lachmann collection includes fragmentary materials that allow us all but a glance into the life and professional activities of Frederick Lachmann and members of his family. The core of the collection consists of printed copies of articles that Frederick Lachmann wrote for Aufbau. Also included in the collection are correspondence, photographs, and writings.
Dates: 1907-1997

Guide to the Records of Sephardic House

Identifier: ASF AR 10
Overview Sephardic House was established in 1978 as a correction to the often-overlooked contributions of the Sephardic community to American-Jewish culture. The Records of Sephardic House documents the administrative, programming, and publishing activities of Sephardic House since its founding. Such documents include financial records, meeting minutes, correspondence, artist portfolios, press releases, photographs, slides, and much more.
Dates: undated, 1930-2010; Majority of material found in 1979-2003

Henry Victor Besso Collection

Identifier: ASF AR-9
Overview The collection documents the work of Henry Besso and reflects various aspects of his professional life, personal research and writings in the field of Sephardic culture, Spanish language and linguistics, and Sephardic and Spanish history. Collection also documents Besso's involvement with Sephardic organizations and communities. Collection includes audio materials, brochures, booklets, clippings, conference procedures, correspondence, government publications, minutes, notes, photographs, printed matter, reports, speeches, and writings and translations by Henry Besso and others.
Dates: 1905-1992; Majority of material found in 1940-1976

Jakob Schönberg Collection

Identifier: AR 3390
Overview Typescripts and correspondence by Schönberg; 2 scrapbooks, one containing concert programs and reviews of Schönberg's works (1921-1948), the other containing articles by Schönberg, mostly on music and culture (1920-1938).
Dates: 1920-1948

Jewish Music Council collection

Identifier: I-331
Overview Organized under the auspices of the National Jewish Welfare Board, the Jewish Music Council provides cultural programming through music, music reviews, lectures, bibliographies, an annual Jewish Music Festival and Jewish Week and Month. The Council also creates a bridge between Israeli and American Jewish music. Within the collection are articles, lectures, bibliographies, recording reviews, minutes, Jewish Music Festival material, handbooks, activity and progress reports, promotional flyers, programming manuals (including a manual on Ernest Bloch's music), and a 1949 Jewish songster.
Dates: undated, 1942-1981

Kadimah Group of Hadassah (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Gilbert and Sullivan in Yiddish Musicals Collection

Identifier: I-570
Overview Photographs, mementos, and album recordings of the Kadimah Group of Hadassah, Central Chapter, Brooklyn Region, documenting their performances in Yiddish of Gilbert and Sullivan’s musicals, Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore.
Dates: 1948-1955; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1952

Metzger Music Collection

Identifier: AR 6484
Overview The items in this collection consist of synagogue music scores from Southwestern Germany, both cantor's manuals and choral music.
Dates: late 19th century - circa 1939

Papers of Abraham Moshe Bernstein

Identifier: RG 36
Overview Abraham Moshe Bernstein (1866, Shatzk, Byelorussia – 1932, Vilna, Poland), cantor, choir master, composer of Jewish liturgical and popular music, music teacher, musicologist and writer. Active in the S. Ansky Historical Ethnographic Society in Vilna where he headed its Music Department from the early 1920s until his death in 1932. Collector of Yiddish musical folklore and author of the Muzikalisher pinkes, an anthology of Yiddish folk musical creativity. The papers contain Bernstein’s manuscripts and published works.
Dates: 1878-1937

Ruth Knox Family Collection

Identifier: AR 11446
Overview The collection contains a brief essay by Ruth Knox née Liebermensch regarding her childhood in Mannheim and emigration from Germany; song printed on the occasion of the wedding of Samuel Liebermensch and Gisela Schiff; and sheet music edited by Samuel Liebermensch, entitled "Lieder des jüdischen Hauses."
Dates: undated, 1918-circa 1989

Subject files collection

Identifier: I-424
Overview Collection encompasses an extensive variety of organizations, subjects, and formats and is most useful for genealogists and researchers interested in general information. Researchers looking for a particular publication will also find this collection helpful.
Dates: undated, various dates