A Select Bibliography 


Bell, Emily. “Revitalizing the Synagogue Ritual: Canto David Putterman’s Annual Service of New Music at New York’s Park Avenue Synagogue.”   In Studies in Jewish Civilizatiion Volume 19 (Editor: Leonard Greenspoon) Omaha: Creighton University Press 2008, pp. 59-72.

Berry, Mark .   Arnold Schoenberg's "Biblical Way" :   from "Die Jakobsleiter" to "Moses und Aron".   Music & Letters, 89,1 (2008) 84-108

Boehm, Yohanan,  Bathja Bayer, and Hanoch Avenary. “S.v. “Music”.” In Encyclopedia Judaica, 554-678. 12. New York: Keter/Macmillan, 1972.

Bohlman, Philip V. “Music.” In The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies, edited by Martin Goodman, 852-869. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2004.

Bohlman, Philip. Jewish Music and Modernity. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Cohen, Judah M. Jewish Religious Music in Nineteenth Ceentury America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019.

Edelman, Marsha Bryan. Discovering Jewish Music. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2003.

Fleisher, Robert. Twenty Israeli Composers: Voices of a Culture. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1997.

Friedmann, Jonathan L. and Brad Stetson, eds. Jewish Sacred Music & Jewish Identity: Continuity and Fragmentation. St. Paul: Paragon House, 2008.

Fromm, Herbert. On Jewish Music. Bloch Publishing Co., 1978.

Frühauf, Tina. The Organ and Its Music in German-Jewish Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Frühauf, Tina. Salomon Sulzer: Reformer, Cantor, Icon. Berlin: Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag, 2012.

Gilbert, Shirli. Music in the Holocaust: Confronting Life in the Nazi Ghettos and Camps. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Goldberg, Geoffrey. “Jewish Liturgical Music in the Wake of Nineteenth-Century Reform.” in Lawrence Hoffman and Janet Walton (eds.). Sacred Sound and Social Change. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Naotre Dame, 1992.

Goldberg, Geoffrey. “Neglected Sources for the Historical Study of Synagogue Music: The Prefaces to Louis Lewandowski’s Kol Rinnah u’Tfillah.” Musica Judaica XI (1 1989-90): 28-57.

Gottlieb, Jack. “A Jewish Mass or a Catholic Mitzvah?” Journal of Synagogue Music, 3 (4 (Dec) 1971): 3-7.

Gottlieb, Jack. “Symbols of Faith in the Music of Leonard Bernstein.” Journal of Synagogue Music, 10 (2 (Dec) 1980): 45-53.

Gottlieb, Jack. Working with Bernstein: A Memoir. New York: Amadeus Press, 2010.

Gradenwitz, Peter. “Jews in Austrian Music.” In The Jews of Austria, ed. Joseph Fraenkel. London: Valentine, Mitchell & Co., 1967a.

Gradenwitz, Peter. “The Religious Works of Arnold Schoenberg.” The Music Review, 21 (1 1960): 19-29.

Gradenwitz, Peter. Paul Ben Haim. Tel Aviv: Israeli Music Publications, 1967.

Gradenwitz, Peter. The Music of Israel (second edition). Portland, Oregon: Amadeus Press, 1996 (first edition: New York: W. W. Norton, 1949).

Grossman, Elayne Robinson and Ben Steinberg. One People, One Voice: How To Organize a Jewish Community Chorus and Choral Festival. New York: Jewish Music Council of the Jewish Welfare Board, 1989.

Guttman, Hadassah. The Music of Paul Ben-Haim: a performance guide. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1992.

Harran, Don. Salamone Rossi: A Jewish Musician in Late Renaissance Mantua. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Heller, Charles. “Traditional Jewish Material in Schoenberg’s “A Survivor from Warsaw,” Op. 46.” Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, 3 (1 (March) 1979): 69-74.

Heskes, Irene. “The Legacy from Russia and the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music.” In The St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music: The Legacy from Russia: For Voice and Piano, ed. by Velvel Pasternack. Owing Mills, MD: Tara Publications, 1998, pp. 7-34.

Heskes, Irene. Passport to Jewish Music. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Heskes, Irene. The Resource Book of Jewish Music. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985.

Hirschberg, Jehoash. “Alexander U. Boscovitch and the Quest for an Israeli National Musical Style.” In Ezra Mendelsohn, ed., Modern Jews and Their Musical Agendas. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Hirschberg, Jehoash. “Israel.” New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians 2nd edition. New York: Macmillan, 2001.

Hirshberg, Jehoash. Paul Ben-Haim: His Life and Works. Translated by Nathan Friedgut. Jerusalem: Israeli Music Publications, 1990.

Idelsohn, Abraham Z. Jewish Music in Its Historical Development. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1929. Reprint ed. Dover, 1992.

Idelsohn, Abraham Z. Thesaurus of Oriental Hebrew Melodies. Berlin: Benjamin Harz, 1925.

Jacobson, Joshua and Ethan Nash. Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire—Volume IV: Hebrew Texts. Corvallis, Oregon: earthsongs, 2009.

Jacobson, Joshua.  “What is Jewish Liturgical Music?” The Choral Journal, 38:2 (September, 1997) 39-45.

Jacobson, Joshua. “Choir.”   In Encyclopedia Judaica (second edition) Detroit: Macmillan (Thomson Gale), 2006.

Jacobson, Joshua. “Choral Music for Chanukah.” Choral Journal XXXI (2 1990): 19-28.

Jacobson, Joshua. “Defending Salamone Rossi: The Transformation and Justification of Jewish Music in Renaissance Italy” in Yale University Institute of Sacred Music Colloquium: Music, Worship, Arts Vol. 5 (Autumn, 2008) (issued April, 2010), pp. 85-92.

Jacobson, Joshua. “East Meets West: Choral Composers of the Eastern Mediterranean School.” Choral Journal XXXIII (10 1993): 9-18.

Jacobson, Joshua. “Franz Schubert and the Vienna Synagogue.” The Choral Journal, 38:1 (August, 1997).

Jacobson, Joshua. “Jewish Music: What Is That?.”   In Studies in Jewish Civilizatiion Volume 19 (Editor: Leonard Greenspoon) Omaha: Creighton University Press 2008, pp. 1-10.

Jacobson, Joshua. “Music in the Holocaust.” The Choral Journal 36:5 (December, 1995): 9-21

Jacobson, Joshua. “Music of the Holocaust.”   In Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (Editor in Chief: Dinah L. Shelton) Detroit: Macmillan (Thomson Gale), 2004, pp. 717-719.

Jacobson, Joshua. “Musing about Jewish Music,” The Choral Journal, 41:8 (March, 2001), pp. 35-36.

Jacobson, Joshua. Salamone Rossi: Renaissance Man of Jewish Music. Berlin: Hentrich & Hentrich, 2016.

Jacobson, Joshua. “Sacred Bridges,” The Choral Journal, October, 2000.

Jacobson, Joshua. “Some Preliminary Notes on a Study of the Jewish Choral Movement,” The  Journal of Synagogue Music, December, 1986.

Jacobson, Joshua. “The Choral Music of Salamone Rossi.” American Choral Review XXX/4 (1988)

Jacobson, Joshua. “The Oldest Jewish Choir,” The Journal of Synagogue Music, December, 1990.

Jacobson, Joshua. “The Synagogue Choir.” CCAR Journal (Fall, 2001).

Jacobson, Joshua. “Tsen Brider: A Jewish Requiem.” The Musical Quarterly 84/3 (Fall, 2000): 452-474.

Jacobson, Joshua. “Universalism and Particularism in Ernest Bloch’s Sacred ServiceThe Choral Journal. November, 2009, pp. 20-32.

Jacobson, Joshua. “What Is Jewish Music?” The Orff Echo 33:3 (Spring, 2001), pp. 24-26.

Jacobson, Joshua. “Women in Jewish Music.” The Journal of Synagogue Music (Fall, 2001).

Jaffe, Kenneth. Vocal Works on Jewish Themes: A Bibliography of Jewish Composers. The Scarecrow Press. 2010.

Jurgenmeister, Charles. “Salomon Sulzer and Franz Schubert: A Musical Collaboration.”   In Studies in Jewish Civilizatiion Volume 19 (Editor: Leonard Greenspoon) Omaha: Creighton University Press 2008, pp. 27-42.

Karas, Joza. Music in Terezin. New York: Beaufort Books, 1985.

Knapp. Alexander. "The Jewishness of Bloch: Subconscious or Conscious?", Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association, 97 (1970-71), 99-112.

Kushner, David Z. The Ernest Bloch Companion. Westport, CT: The Greenwood Press, 2002.

Laird, Paul R. The Chichester Psalms of Leonard Bernstein. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2010.

Levine, Joseph. Synagogue Song in America. Crown Point, Ind.: White Cliffs Media, 1989.

Mandell, Eric. “Salomon Sulzer.” In The Jews of Austria, ed. Joseph Fraenkel. London: Valentine, Mitchell and Co., 1967.

Mendelsohn, Ezra, ed. Modern Jews and Their Musical Agendas. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Móricz, Klára. Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music. Berkeley: The University of California Press, 2008.

Nemtsov, Jascha. Louis Lewandowski. Berlin: Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag, 2011.

Nash, Ethan, “Understanding and Performing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms.” The Choral Journal 49:8 (February, 2009), 8–31.

Nulman, Macy. Concise Encyclopedia of Jewish Music. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975.

Plotinsky, Anita Heppner. “The Choral Music of Paul Ben-Haim.” American Choral Review, 16 (1974): 3-10.

Ringer, Alexander. “Musical Composition in Modern Israel.” Musical Quarterly, 51 (1965): 282-297.

Ringer, Alexander. “Salomon Sulzer, Joseph Mainzer and the Romantic a cappella Movement.” Studia Musicologica 2 (1969): 355-71.

Ringer, Alexander. Arnold Schoenberg: The Composer as Jew. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Rossi, Salamone. Complete Works: Part III Sacred Vocal Works in Hebrew. Edited by Don Harran. Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae no. 100. Middleton, Wisconsin: American Institute of Musicology, 2003. Volume 13a: The Songs of Solomon: General Introduction.

Rothmüller, Aron Marko. The Music of the Jews. Cranbury, New Jersey: A. S. Barnes, 1967.

Rubin, Emanuel and John Baron. Music in Jewish History and Culture. Sterling Heights, Michigan: Harmonie Park Press, 2006.

Schiller, David Michael. Bloch, Schoenberg, Bernstein: Assimilating Jewish Music. New  York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Schleifer, Eliyahu. Samuel Naumbourg: Cantor of French Jewish Emancipation. Berlin: Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag, 2011.

Sendrey, Alfred. The Music of the Jews in the Diaspora. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1970.

Seroussi, Edwin.“Jewish Music.” New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians 2nd edition. New York: Macmillan, 2001.

Seroussi, Edwin.“Livorno: A Crossroads in the History of Sephardic Religious Music.” In Elliott Horowitz and Moises Orfali, eds., The Mediterranean and the Jews: Society, Culture and Economy in Early Modern Times. Ramat Gan, Israel: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2002, 131-154.

Seroussi, Edwin.“Singing Modernity: Synagogue Music in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Italy.” In David Myers, et al., eds., Acculturation and Its Discontents. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008, 164-182.

Shiloah, Amnon. Jewish Musical Traditions. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1992.

Slobin, Mark. “Ten Paradoxes and Four Dilemmas of Studying Jewish Music.” The World of Music, 37 (1 — 1995): 18-23.

Sposato, Jeffrey. “The self-Identification of Mendelssohn as Jew.” The Musical Quarterly. Spring, 1998 (Vol. 82:1). 190-209.

Sposato, Jeffrey. The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Stein, Leonard. “Schoenberg’s Jewish Identity.” Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute, 3 (1 (March) 1979): 3-10.

Stevens, Lewis. Composers of Classical Music of Jewish Descent. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2003.

Strassburg, Robert. Ernest Bloch. Los Angeles: California State University, 1977.

Stuckenschmidt, Hans Heinz. “Schoenberg’s Kol Nidre.” In Proceedings of the World Congress on Jewish Music, ed.Judith Cohen. Tel Aviv: The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature (Naidat Press), 1978.

Tischler, Alice. A Descriptive Bibliography of Art Music by Israeli Composers. Warren, Michigan: Harmonie Park Press, 1988.

Ward, Seth. "The Liturgy of Bloch's Avodath Ha-Kodesh." Modern Judaism 23:3 (October 2003), 243-263.

Weisser, Albert. The Modern Renaissance of Jewish Music: Events and Figures—Eastern Europe and America. New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1954. New York: Da Capo Press, 1983.

Werner, Eric. A Voice Still Heard: The Sacred Songs of the Ashkenazic Jews. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1976.

Werner, Eric. The Sacred Bridge. New York: Columbia University Press, 1963. Reprint ed.