Episode #2119

Jewish Cantorial Music

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Sunday, November 14, 2004

Listen to music inspired by, and in some cases incorporating, the sounds of Jewish cantorial music on this edition of New Sounds. Hear selections from Wally Brill's CD The Covenant, which combines the sounds and spirit of Jewish incantations with modern ambient, dub, and other electronic music, and manages to be both intensely reverent and danceable. Other highlights include hear Osvaldo Golijov's K’vakkarat for string quartet and tape, Frank London's Invocations, and Steve Bernstein's Diaspora Blues, a work which honors the legendary cantor Moshe Koussevitsky by interpreting Jewish melodies and other traditions.

PROGRAM #2119 Music based on Jewish Cantorial Singing (First aired on 2/4/03)





Mysteries of the Sabbath

Classic Cantorial Recordings, 1907-1947

Yossele Rosenblatt: Tal [1:30]

Yazoo #7002.*
available for purchase at*

Wally Brill

The Covenant

Kiddush Le Shabbat [6:30]

Six Degrees #314-524-422*** OR
available for purchase at*

Kronos Quartet

Night Prayers

Osvaldo Golijov: Kvakarat [8:00]

Nonesuch #79346***
available for purchase at*

Mysteries of the Sabbath

Classic Cantorial Recordings, 1907-1947

Pierre Penchik: Rozo D'Shabbos [1:30]

See above.

Frank London


Ono Hashem/Refoeinu

Tzadik #7147*

Steven Bernstein

Diaspora Soul

Habet Mishomayim


Tzadik #7137*

Andy Statman Quartet

New Sounds Live, Merkin Hall 1/8/98

Reb Nachman's Deveykus Nign [8:00]

A version of this appears on his CD "Between Heaven And Earth," on Shanachie Records, available for purchase at*

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

Comments [1]

Bert Gold from Houston, TX

I just ran across your site and love it!

Our orginazation is Friends of Cantorial Music and our purpose is to promote the involvement of Cantorial (hazzanut) music both in the synagogue and in general. Our first goal was to provide a video taped version of Shabbat services complete with Cantor and Rabbi for the hospitals in Houston. We are proud that 5 systems in the Houston Medical Center now have and show the service on Friday Shabbat.

If there is a way to co operate with your station involving some of your music into our hospital feed, we would be most interested.

In any regard thank you for your program and if we can do something for you here in Houston, please let us know.

I am Bert Gold, communications director and wirk with SE Altman executive director at Friends of Cantorial Music. I can be reached at, tel 832-887-8545 and Mr. Altman can be reached at
and tel is 713 771-9229


Bert Gold

Oct. 22 2007 06:10 PM

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