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Greek-Jewish Musical Traditions

Various Artists
Greek-Jewish Musical Traditions

In the summer of 1970, Dr. Amnon Shiloah captured a small sampling of the Greek Jewish musical tradition that had survived for millennia until the WWII-era Holocaust nearly obliterated this community. The religious and secular vocals represent three styles: the Byzantine (Romaniot), the Judeo-Spanish (Sephardic) and Italian (from Salento in Apulia-Puglia).

Track Listing

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Adonay malakh - Psalm 93 Congregation of the Ioanina synagogue in Jerusalem 2:07
102
Yom Shabbaton - Day of Rest Hayyim Menahem 1:54
103
Yom shabbat ein kamohu - The Sabbath day is unique A. Negrin 3:00
104
El Dío Alto - God most high H. Sidis 2:03
105
Kamti be-ashmoret - I got up at dawn H. Borbolis 2:38
106
Ahot ketana - Little sister M. Cohen 1:16
107
Et sha'are ratzon - A moment of grace A. Negrin 3:17
108
Et sh'are ratzon - A moment of grace Leon Parahia 2:08
109
Keter - The Trisagion, for the Day of Atonement H. Menahem 3:18
110
Ein addir kadonay - There is none mightier than God M. Cohen 1:17
111
Purim Purim - Song for the carnival feast of Purim M. Cohen 1:24
112
Had gadya - The song of the kid A. Negrin 0:59
113
Llamolo a Mose - He called on Moses H. Sidis 1:40
201
Odekha ki ' anitani - I thank thee that thou has answered me J. Vital 2:37
202
Amon yom ze - Glorified is this day H. Borbolis 1:14
203
Alavar alavaremos - A circumcision song in Judeo-Spanish A. Negrin 3:39
204
Yerusha nahalah - A circumcision hymn H. Menahem 1:40
205
Excerpts from a Circumcision Ceremony Family ceremony in Anthens 2:37
206
Tora ta pulia - A wedding song in Greek Anna Raphael 2:29
207
Si tu me quierias como yo tu quiero - If you only wanted me as I want you A. Negrin 1:45
208
Cante de novia - Song for the bride H. Sidis 1:56
209
El Rey de Francia tres hijas tenia - The king of France had three daughters Allegra Matarasso 2:19
210
Lavaba la blanca niña - The pure maiden washes H. Sidis 2:21
211
Mañaña y mañaña - Morning at morning A. Negrin 3:14

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