Item description for The Sephardic Music Anthology by Velvel Pasternak...
Sephardic music is a product of the Jewish communities which flourished in Europe and the Mediterranean basin after the Expulsion from Spain in 1492. Many of the selections in this edition are set to the prayer book liturgy for Sabbath and holidays. The ballads and romances are sung in Ladino, which is primarily Spanish with a sprinkling of Hebrew.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 12" Height: 9" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Tara Publications
ISBN 1928918468 ISBN13 9781928918462 UPC 884088086794
Availability 0 units.
More About Velvel Pasternak
Pasternak is the president of Tara Publications. He has compiled and arranged more than 50 books of Jewish songs.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Sephardic Music Anthology?
Pretty rubbish... Aug 23, 2008
Beware that score book contains CD already. I followed this site advice and ended up buying the score book (containing CD, which is not stated) and the CD separately. I've written to this site about this, trying to return the CD, but got no answer. Simply sending it back would mean I'd only get 5 dollars back - from a 16 dollar purchase. The CD isn't very good, though the score book is useful if you're interested in the subject as I am. All in all, I'm very disappointed with this purchase, which was expensive to boot. The thing is not very good, really, and the customer service has been completely rubbish. Sorry to say.
A very good source of Sephardic music Jul 28, 2007
I bought this book to use with my recorder, and got 143 pages of liturgical and folk music. It is nicely printed and includes a guide to Ladino pronunciation, which seems about halfway between modern Spanish and Portuguese. I do wish all of the texts had been in Roman characters - a few are only in the Hebrew alphabet.
Overall, I am very pleased and have recommended this book to friends.