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Synagogen-Gesaenge, Emanuel Kirschner, Munich 1896

תהלות לא-ל עליון - Music

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  • Lot Number 51219
  • Title (English) Synagogen-Gesaenge
  • Title (Hebrew) תהלות לא-ל עליון
  • Note Music
  • Author Emanuel Kirschner
  • City Munich
  • Publisher W. Salzer
  • Publication Date 1896
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1895132
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Physical Description

42, 49 pp., folio, 317:250 mm., wide margins, age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed , no spine.


Detail Description

Music scores for several Sabbath eve liturgies for cantor, choir and organ accompaniment by Emanuel Kantor, Cantor of Synagoge in Munchen.

Emanuel Kirschner (1857–1938), German ḥazzan and composer. Born in Upper Silesia, Kirschner became a music student at the Jewish Teachers' Training College, Berlin, in 1874. In 1877 he taught in the Berlin Jewish community's school and was appointed assistant ḥazzan in its new synagogue. Four years later he was appointed chief cantor at the Great Synagogue of Munich and teacher in the synagogue school. His principal work Tehillot le-El Elyon ("Praises to the Almighty," 1896) for cantor, choir, and organ, written in four parts, gave prominence to traditional melodies. Kirschner also published studies on various aspects of synagogue music. He died shortly after the destruction of his synagogue by the Nazis.


Hebrew Description



Sendrey, Music, indexes; A. Friedmann, Dem Andenken Eduard Birnbaums, 1 (1922), 78; E. Zaludkowski, Kultur-Treger fun der Yidisher Liturgye (1930), 199; J. Hohenemser, in: Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference-Convention of the Cantors Assembly of America (1950), 11–15.