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Ewen, Jacob Singer and Max Wohlberg, fully itemized in the
supplement to the ten-volume edition of the
Universal Jewish
(New York, 1939-44); “Hebrew Music” by Arthur
M. Friedlander (Vol. II, Grove’s
Dictionary of Music and Musi-
, London, 1927); “Jewish Music” by Percy A. Scholes (1
Companion to Music
, London, New York, 1938); “Jewish Music”
by Willi Apel (
Harvard Dictionary of Music
, Cambridge, Mass.,
1944) and the article by A. W. Binder, mentioned earlier.
I should like also to refer the reader to the articles and synopses
of papers read and talks given, which appear in the
Jewish Music
Forum Bulletins
(New York, since 1940), as well as the more
extensive essays published in the
Hebrew Union College Annual
(Cincinnati, 1940-46).
I t would not be exaggerated to say that the comprehensive
history of Jewish music, embracing both religious and secular
fields, comparable to similar works in general music, has yet to
be written. Similarly, the patterns of our musical heritage through
the ages, are in a constant process of investigation and study.
Let me therefore, in conclusion, advise the reader, not to resort
alone to this very brief (and only partial) introduction to the
English literature on Jewish music. The far greater number of
works on this subject, albeit scattered, are still to be found in
Hebrew, in Yiddish and in other languages.
I do hope however, regardless of the limitations of this article,
that for those beginning to investigate the field of Jewish music
in the English language, it will be an aid and an invitation to a
panorama, vast in scope and rich in scientific, spiritual and emo-
tional rewards.