cantillation


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Even today most worshippers consider cantillation to be quite different from the art of secular singing," writes Joshua R.
The alphabet comprises twenty-two characters and five final forms, but as there are no true vowels, and as certain letters may represent more than one phoneme, an elaborate system of vocalization and cantillation (the Bible is meant to be sung) marks to guide pronunciation and chanting was codified in the early Middle Ages.
a person who [orally] reads the Torah, and sees the lights of the letters/sounds which are in the Torah, even if he does not properly know the cantillation [of the biblical text], because of his reading with great love and with enthusiasm, God does not deal with him strictly even if he does not properly pronounce them [i.
From the perspectives of ethnomusicology, education, performance, musicology, jazz studies, and music theory, they examine improvisation through specific topics like jazz and West African balofon music, John Cage's music, Slavic folk culture, Koranic cantillation in Indonesia, jazz, the limits of improvisation in participatory music making, learning and improvisation, and the creative process in composition and performance.
He then reflects on prominent collecting and publishing projects, for both Yiddish song and Hebrew cantillation, in the context of his theory.
The reason for this is that so little is known about the practice of neumation and cantillation (the singing of texts) in the medieval period.
15) In Sufi orders in which the practice of sama and dhikr have been highly developed, to the level of high sacred art--such as the Mevlevi, or "Whirling" Dervishes founded by Jelaluddin Rumi--the rhythmic repetition of the dhikr portion of the sama is accompanied by drums which reinforce the repetitive rhythm, while the chanting itself serves as the accompaniment to instrumental improvisation and the semi-improvised cantillation of a sheik, who intones sacred texts that "float" over the repetitions of the dhikr formula.
21) [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (etnachtah), an Aramaic word designating a "rest stop" in between two parts--not necessarily actual halves--of a biblical verse, according to the official cantillation system.
Edwards quotes a number of sources for his musical language, from Lutheran chorale to birdsong, plainsong, Hebrew cantillation and scales from Southeast Asia to say nothing of native Australian dance-chant.
Reared on Shubert and Beethoven, Reich also has studied Balinese gamelan and the traditional form of cantillation (chanting of Hebrew Scripture) along the way.
Having described the melody as "Hebrewesque,"(80) Feldman probably intended it to evoke the cantillation of the synagogue: it is modal; features a vocal character, ornamental triplets, and asymmetrical phrasing; relies on a stock of short, simple motives; and vaguely suggests responsorial presentation.
The standard syntax of Genesis 10:21 and its cantillation indicate that Shem was in fact the oldest of Noah's children.
Rabbi Buecher took a Torah scroll from the ark in the sanctuary at Hebrew Union College and unrolled it to Parshat Vayeshev, the story of Joseph and his brothers, and Maya chanted the Torah portion, her Hebrew beautifully articulated, her cantillation sublime.
Both came under the influence of the spiritual leader of the synagogue, Rabbi Shmuly Lein; Feldman studied Torah cantillation with him, and Hoffeld studied Hasidic thought and mysticism.
Completed circa 939 in Tiberias, the Crown was created by Tiberian scribes who copied the entire Bible into book form, adding annotations, vowel and cantillation marks, and precise commentary.