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Cantors (Judaism)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Moshe Bernstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 36
Abstract

This collection contains papers of Abraham Moshe Bernstein, a renowned cantor, choir master, composer of Jewish liturgical and secular music, music teacher, musicologist, writer, and translator. The bulk of the materials consists of Bernstein’s liturgical compositions and arrangements in both published and manuscript form, as well as a substantial collection of manuscripts and published works by various composers and arrangers. The materials include Hasidic folk songs and melodies, religious songs, Jewish hymns, popular songs, children’s songs, operettas, liturgical pieces, and musical exercises for students; choral volumes and partbooks; unidentified and fragmented musical manuscripts; manuscripts of Bernstein’s own writings; personal correspondence; a photo of Bernstein on his deathbed; secular and religious songs, Sabbath hymns, Hasidic folk songs and melodies, assembled by Bernstein for the S. Ansky Jewish Historical Ethnographic Society in Vilna.

Dates: 1878-1936; Majority of material found within 1898-1931

Adolf Schwersenz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25615
Abstract

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

Alsace and Lorraine; Jewish Communities Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2863 / MF 509 / MF 438 / MF 220 / MF 356
Abstract

Records of the Consistoire Central des Israélites de France, as well as of the local consistories for the departments of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin (Alsace) and Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle (Lorraine), in Strasbourg, Colmar, Metz and Nancy, including minutes, tax-lists, lists of rabbis, cantors, and notables, censuses of Jewish communities, and correspondence.

Dates: 1809-2000

Arsene Okun Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5116
Abstract

Handwritten manuscript to poet Arno Nadel by Adolf Kestenberg, 1914, 79 pages; typescript of opera Die Ahasferiden by Ilja Jacobsen, 72 pages; photo of cantors' meeting in Berlin circa 1906-1910

Dates: circa 1906-1914

Baden; Jewish Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 138 / MF 1110
Abstract

Government decrees, reports, manuscripts, clippings and other materials pertaining to Jewish communities in Baden (Germany)

Dates: 1809-2005

Cantors Assembly of America Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-327
Abstract

This collection consists of publications of annual convention proceedings from 1948 to 1973, 1975-1977 and two songbooks from 1967 and some undated.

Dates: undated, 1948-1977

Eric Rau Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10550
Abstract

Cantorial records

Dates: [unknown]

Erwin Hirsch Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11478
Abstract

This collection contains a three page document from a 2004 memorial for Cantor Erwin Hirsch, including biographical information for him. The collection also contains a CD, available online, with favorites from the liturgy of Congregation Habonim sung by Cantor Erwin Hirsch, assisted by the choir under the direction of Martha Hirsch. Song titles include: Jomim Noroim (High Holidays): 1. Kol Nidre (Lewandowski); 2. Vehogen Baadenu (Lewandowski); 3. Bor’chu - S’hema (Lewandowski); 4. Ovos (Kirschner) 5. Kev Akoras-Berosh Hashonoh; 6. En Kizvoh (Kirschner); 7. Al Tashlichenu (Lewandowski); 8. Tovo Lefonecho (Lewandowski); 9. Birchas Kohanim (Alman) 10. Ha Yom Teamtzenu (Kirschner); 11. Final Kaddish (Southern German). Shabbat and festivals: 12. Tov Lehodos (Lewandowski); 13. Hashkevenu (Birnbaum); 14. Shabbat Kiddush (Lewandowski); 15. Lo Omus (Birnbaum); 16. Torah Service (Kirschner); 17. Ez Chaim Hi (Kirschner) 18. Torass Adonoi (Lewandowski)

Dates: 2004

Esther-Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 8
Abstract

The collection contains play manuscripts, programs, playbills, posters, photographs, correspondence, agreements, scrapbooks, clippings, printed ephemera, and memorabilia relating to Yiddish theater primarily in the early twentieth century, especially the interwar period. Also included are items of printed ephemera related to Yiddish film, Hebrew theater, and a broad range of Jewish performers, including cantors, singers and dancers. Geographically, the materials originate predominantly in Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe, including parts of the Russian Empire and, later, the Soviet Union; and, to a lesser extent, the United States, especially New York City. Also included are materials from Western Europe, Palestine (Eretz Israel), South America, and other regions around the world. Among the theater personalities represented in the collection with significant amounts of material are Herz Grossbard, David Herman, Joseph Winogradoff, Rudolf Zaslavsky, Zygmunt Turkow, Jonas Turkow, Moyshe Lipman, Ida Kaminska, and Esther Rachel Kaminska. The theater groups best represented include the Varshever Yidisher Kunst-Teater (VYKT; Warsaw Yiddish Art Theater), founded by Zygmunt Turkow and Ida Kaminska; the Vilna Troupe; Yung Teater / Nay Teater (Warsaw; Vilna), under the direction of Michael Weichert; the Moscow State Yiddish Theater (known by its Russian acronym "GOSET"); Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theatre, of New York; and the Hebrew theater "Habimah." A wide variety of other professional as well as amateur theater groups are represented with smaller amounts of material.

Dates: 1887 - 1942; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1939

Henry M. Shotland Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10189 / MF 717
Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of musical scores and sheet music, both handwritten by Henry Shotland and printed works he collected. In addition, there is biographical collection compiled by Marianne Shotland and a picture of cantor Leo Kartschmaroff.

Dates: 1856-1996

Hermann Ehrlich Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25610
Abstract

The Hermann Ehrlich papers contain handwritten documents on the genealogy of the Ehrlich, Rosenbaum, and Romberg families, including family trees. It contains also the collected work of Hermann Ehrlich as a cantor and teacher, including hymn books and sheets of music. Furthermore there are notes on the life of Hermann Ehrlich.

Dates: 1822-1933; Majority of material found within 1850-1880

Ilse Baum Mack Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11607
Abstract

This collection contains a variety of materials representing the pre-World War II German existence of Ilse Baum's family, including postcards, vital documents and photographs. Specifically there are German and US vital and military documents for Ilse's parents Erich and Grete (née Dublon) Baum (circa 1914-1978); Ilse's Poesie friendship book created on the occasion of her emigration from Germany, with entries by family and friends, accompanied by Ilse's later notes about the wartime fate of several friends (entries dated 1938-1945); seven postcards, mostly to/from Erich Baum during his WWI service and featuring pictures of him and his unit (1916-1923); fifteen photographs of Ilse Baum's extended family (circa 1900-circa 1940); three photographs of David Dublon's grave (circa 1930-circa 1960); documents pertaining to David Dublom, Grete Baum's father: a program for his silver jubilee celebration, an obituary, a death certificate, and correspondence regarding his grave at the Jewish cemetery in Bonn (1913-1956).

Dates: circa 1900-1978

Joseph L. Albert Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P23, Folder: P-821
Identifier: P-821
Abstract

Collection documents Cantor Albert's career as a cantor and mohel in Beth Jacob, the Wall Street Synagogue in Boston, MA; B'nai Zion, the Orms Street Congregation in Providence, RI; and Beth Jacob in Pittsburgh, PA. Folder consists of an advertisement in Yiddish, with English translation, publishing Albert as a mohel; a certificate from the Orms Street Synagogue electing Albert as a Reverend and granting him license to preform marriages for the congregation; a letter from the City of Boston Registry Department requesting that Rev. Alpert use the term Rabbi rather than "Rav Sons of Abraham" on his marriage certificates, a telegram from Pittsburgh requesting the Rabbi's presence for the Fourth of July, 1908; Alpert's obituary; and a brochure summarizing the Cantor Joseph L. and Rachel E. Alpert Family Memorial Scholarship established for the School of Sacred Music at the Hebrew Union College in New York, NY.

Dates: undated, 1905-1910, 1940

Leo Baeck Institute Institutional Archives

 Collection
Identifier: AR 230 V
Abstract

Series V of the Leo Baeck Institute Institutional Archives consists of clippings, photographs, A/V materials, and a few other original documents that have been assembled at LBI New York, 1955-1997.

Dates: 1955-1997

Leo Low Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1140
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, original musical works and arrangements by Leo Low, printed sheet music of compositions by Leo Low, personal documents. Correspondents include Samuel Alman, Israel Alter, Abraham M. Bernstein, Abraham W. Binder, Gershon Ephros, Michl Gelbart, Mordechai Herschman, Meyer Posner, Jacob Rapoport, Josef (Yosele) Rosenblatt, Salomon Rosowsky, Jacob Weinberg, Lazar Weiner, Chemjo Vinaver, Julius Wolfsohn, Stefan Wolpe. Compositions by Leo Low include liturgical works, Jewish holiday songs, folk songs. Arrangements and rearrangements include works by Samuel Alman, Platon Brounoff, Julius Chajes, Isaac Dunajevsky, Michl Gelbart, Solomon Golub, Moses Beer Korotiansky, Zavel Kwartin, Marc Lavry, Louis Lewandowski, Shalom Postolsky, Baruch Leib Rosowsky, Zeidel Rovner, M. Schneyer, Mark Warschawski, Leib Yampolsky, Mordechai Zeira. Poets whose works were set to music by Low include Hayyim Nahman Bialik, David Edelstadt, Szmerke Kaczerginski, Isaac Leib Peretz, Abraham Reisen, Morris Rosenfeld, Zalman Shneur.

Dates: 1895 - 1971

Leopold Krämer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2994
Abstract

This collection contains Leopold Kraemer's certification documents as a teacher and cantor, professional recommendations, and liturgical sheet music.

Dates: 1907-1959

Louis Gross Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 429
Scope and Contents

Scripts of Gross's radio talks, commentaries, and other appearances. Clippings. Sound recordings of Jewish folk, theater, and cantorial music. Correspondence pertaining to the radio programs. Correspondence relating to the visit of the Soviet Jewish writers Solomon Mikhoels and Itsik Feffer to the U.S. in 1943.

Dates: 1937 - 1958

Ludwig Löwenstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6364
Abstract

This collection contains personal identification documents and school records of Alex Löwenstein, as well as a short manuscript on Grevenbroich and materials on antisemitic legislation.

Dates: 1893-1987

Manfred Lewandowski Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7027
Abstract

The Manfred Lewandowski Collection documents the professional life of cantor Manfred Lewandowski with a focus on some of his more prominent compositions. It additionally holds some genealogical material on the Lewandowski family. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and copies of photographs; also included are sheet music, official and professional documentation including certificates, family trees and genealogical notes, and an essay on cantorial music.

Dates: 1821-1995; Majority of material found within 1955-1965

Marietta Bach Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10972
Abstract

The collection contains original and published materials pertaining primarily to the family of Marietta Bach in Munich, Germany and their textile company. Also included are mostly published materials about Jews in Bavaria during the Nazi period and the November pogrom.

Dates: 1873-1988

Metzger Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6484
Abstract

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

Dates: late 19th century-early 20th century

Meyer Posner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 217
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of bound notebooks of liturgical music for cantor and choir, compiled or composed by Meyer Posner. There are also bound notebooks of Yiddish and other choral songs and notebooks of musical illustrations for his book on harmony. Liturgical music: works by about 50 composers, including Nissan Blumenthal, A. Dunayevsky, Eliezer Gorowitch, Louis Lewandowski, Pinchas Minkowsky, Samuel Naumbourg, David Nowakowski, Zeidel Rovner, Wolf Shestapol, Solomon Sulzer. Choral works in Yiddish include music by Platon Brounoff, Leo Low, Jacob Beimel.

Dates: 1918 - 1931

Moses Sussman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 425
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, playbills, posters, contracts relating to Jewish actors, theater ensembles and cantors performing in England, 1930s-1940s. Included are materials on Moshe Koussevitsky, Maurice Schwartz, Boris Thomashefsky, Berele Chagy.

Dates: 1930s-1947

Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 112
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of published and unpublished works of Yiddish and Hebrew, art, popular, and theater music, Holocaust songs, liturgical and Hasidic music, and instrumental compositions. The collection is divided into the following series: *Sheet Music*. 1897-1969. Published popular, art and theater music, mainly of the United States. Composers and arrangers include Joseph Brody, Abraham Ellstein, Louis Friedsell, Abraham Goldfaden, Solomon Golub, Pinchas Jassinowski, H.A. Russotto, Peretz Sandler, Sholom Secunda, Solomon Shmulewitz-Small, Herman Wohl. *Choral Music*. 1909-1973. Yiddish and Hebrew folk and art songs, classical compositions. Composers and arrangers include Samuel Alman, Abraham Wolf Binder, Samuel Bugatch, Julius Chajes, Harry Coopersmith, Abraham Ellstein, Charles Davidson, Maurice Goldman, Vladimir Heifetz, Max Helfman, Pinchas Jassinowski, Mark Lavry, Henry Lefkowitch, Boris Levenson, Leo Low, Meyer Posner, Jacob Schaefer, Ephraim Shkliar, Lazar Weiner, Zavel Zilberts. *Composers and compilers*. 1846-1972. Yiddish and Hebrew folk, popular and art songs. Theater, liturgical and hasidic music. Music of the Holocaust. Composers, arrangers, and compilers include: Joseph Achron, Ilya Aisberg, Paul Ben Haim, Israel Brandmann, Samuel Bugatch, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Julius Chajes, Joel (Julius) Engel, Michl Gelbart, Mikhail Gnessin, Abraham Goldfaden, Solomon Golub, Vladimir Heifetz, I. Kaplan, Menahem Kipnis, S. Kisselgof, Henech Kon, H. Kopit, Alexander Krein, Paul Lamkoff, Boris Levenson, Pesach Lvov, Moses Milner, O. Potoker, Salomon Rosowsky, Aron Marko Rothmuller, Anton Rubinstein, Nathan Samaroff, Lazare Saminsky, Mordecai Sandberg, J. Schuman, Moshe Shalit, Harold Shapero, Ephraim Skliar, Ljubow Streicher, Joachim Stutschewsky, A. Veprik, Jacob Weinberg, Lazar Weiner, Leo Zeitlin, Alexander M. Zhitomirsky.

Dates: 1846 - 1973

Papers of Abraham and Irma Lopes Cardozo

 Collection
Identifier: ASF AR-8
Abstract

The Papers of Reverend Abraham Lopes and Mrs. Irma Robles Cardozo contain various materials reflecting the personal and professional lives of Rev. and Mrs. Cardozo, including Rev. Cardozo’s position as Hazzan at Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City and Irma Lopes Cardozo’s numerous philanthropic activities. In addition, there are various materials relating to Sephardic communities throughout the world, honors the Cardozos received, and individuals who had an important influence upon them.

Dates: 1910-2008; Majority of material found within 1950-1994

Papers of Alan Yackow

 Collection
Identifier: RG 481
Scope and Contents

Recordings produced by the Greater Recording Company. Includes cantorial, Yiddish and Israeli folk and Yiddish theater music.

Dates: undated

Papers of Benedict Stambler

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1014
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of tape recordings, photographs, scrapbooks, sheet music and lyrics relating to the Stamblers' activities as collectors and record producers. Included are a series of unique field recordings of Hasidic, cantorial, folk, Sephardic and theater music. Hasidic groups recorded include Stoliner, Modzitzer, Gerer, Chabad, Vizhnitz, Bobov. Live recordings of orchestras at Jewish weddings. Photographs and other materials relating to cantors. Stills and biographical notes from the film The Voices of Israel, World's Greatest Cantors, produced by Judea Films, ca. 1931.

Dates: 1930s-1970s

Papers of Elias Zaludkowski

 Collection
Identifier: RG 212
Scope and Contents

Clippings of articles about Zaludkowski's performances. Clippings and some typescripts of his articles on Jewish music. Posters. Zaludkowsky's musical works and arrangements of liturgical music and settings of Yiddish and Hebrew poetry. Compositions by Elias's father, Noah Zaludkowski.

Dates: 1911-1940s

Records of Congregation Adath Wolkowisk of Brownsville

 Collection
Identifier: RG 981
Scope and Contents

Materials pertaining to congregational regulations. Minutes, 1911-1913, 1919-1931. Financial records, 1920s-1930s. Membership records. Materials pertaining to synagogue activities.

Dates: 1911 - 1933

Records of the Briesen Jewish Community Council

 Collection
Identifier: RG 15
Abstract

The collection comprises a portion of the records of the Jewish community of Wąbrzeźno, known in German as Briesen. The records date from 1871 to 1921, concentrated in the era when the town of Briesen was part of the province of West Prussia, in the German Empire; only a handful of items date from the years 1920-1921, when the town was part of Poland. The collection comprises administrative and financial records kept by the Briesen Jewish Community Council, except for one volume of records kept by the Jüdischer Lese-Verein (Jewish Reading Society) of Briesen, in the years 1901 to 1908. Approximately 40% of the collection comprises financial records, 1882-1921, including official budgets and tax lists; 20% concerns the community's religious institutions; and another 20% comprises records related to community employees, especially rabbis and cantors. The remainder of the collection includes correspondence, communal meeting minutes and decisions, circulars announcing meetings, and a variety of administrative records. Included are records pertaining to communal council elections; synagogue seat rentals; burials and the care of graves; the construction and maintenance of the mikveh (ritual bath house); the expansion of the cemetery; synagogue rules and the renovation of the synagogue; charitable activities, often in cooperation with regional and national Jewish organizations; and the religious school and Jewish elementary school.

Dates: 1871-1921