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Can·tor

(kan'tŏr),
Meyer O., 20th-century U.S. physician. See: Cantor tube.
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The final chapter is Friedmann's transcription of Cantor William Sharlin's reminiscences of his cantorial career.
Vocalist Isabelle Ganz and pianist Mary Carol Warwick take you back to the early 20th century and show the powerful influence of Jewish folk song, Yiddish theater melodies and cantorial chants on Broadway and popular composers, most of whom were Jewish.
Jerry, remember, was the grandson of a cantor, and what is cantorial music if not soul music?
Cohen follows cantorial students at the School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College, over the course of their training, as they prepare to become modern Jewish musical leaders.
Synagogue organs were used to accompany choral, congregational, and cantorial singing, but over time they increasingly took on the function of solo instruments as well; and in order to permit this, from the 1870s many synagogues commissioned larger organs capable of greater sonic variety.
Diner devotes six-and-one-half densely packed pages to what she calls "Jewish feminism" of the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on "the admission of women into rabbinical and cantorial school, the emergence of women as lay leaders in their synagogues, and the transformation of the liturgy in reflecting the era's regnant idea that women had an equal share in the history and destiny of the Jewish people." Diner recounts what goes on in Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative, and Orthodox circles, attending closely to subsections of "the Jewish people" that experienced feminism somewhat differently.
They have pioneered in recording Hasidic and Sephardic music, and in the restoration of historic cantorial discs." Accordingly, the notes tell the listener little about the musical numbers or the Hasidic dynasties and rebbes with whom they are identified, but a lot about each stage of the wedding festivities, information that insiders to the tradition would not need.
Cantorial Soloist Laurie Akers will discuss this "Jewish Legacy on Broadway," exploring the history of Jewish composers on Broadway along with a fun mix of music by Jewish composers.
Founded in 2002, the collection includes Yiddish theater, Israeli folk, cantorial and Sephardic music.
Israeli expatriate Dror Feiler, now a Swedish citizen, shouted in Hebrew: "Stop pointing your guns at us, we're unarmed." He played a tune he had composed, with Jewish cantorial motifs, on his saxophone.
Now the organ was used to accompany the cantorial recitative, to perform preludes and postludes, music for meditation, as well as to accompany congregational singing.
Kelman persuasively argues that Yiddish radio was not merely a medium, but an instrument of cultural change: Among other things, radio combined and sometimes even blended the religious and secular realms; it gave women a pulpit that was denied them in synagogues by creating a space for female cantorial singing.