Friday Night Service

Friday Night Service

Cantor Joseph Kanefsky FW08917 / FR 8917

Cantorials are musical settings of prayers and other liturgical selections used in Jewish services and sung by the cantor, often with elaborate embellishments and flourishes. In his second recording on Folkways, Cantor Kanefsky performs the Friday night service cantorials unaccompanied, consistent with traditional practice. Most of the texts are biblical, praising the Lord. Cantor Kanefsky sings in the Ashkenazi dialect of Hebrew, traditional in Eastern Europe and spoken widely among Jews in the United States prior to the second half of the 20th century.

Cantor Kanefsky’s first recording of cantorial recording is Folkways FW08916. Liner notes provide the Hebrew texts and their English translations.

Year Released 1962
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Folkways Records
Genre(s) Judaica; Sacred
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Jewish
Instrument(s) Vocals
Language(s) Hebrew (traditional)
Subject(s) World music

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101 Lechu Niraneno Arlayim Shova (Psalm 95) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 1:28
102 Kol Adoshim (Psalm of David, 29) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 3:03
103 Adoshim Moloch Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 3:38
104 Lman Yirbo Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 4:32
105 Hamaver Bonov (Numbers 15-41) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 2:55
201 V'Shomru (Exodus 31 16,17) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 4:25
202 Morgain Ovos (He With His Sword) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 3:05
203 Kiddisch Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 4:28
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