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Chanting the Hebrew Bible: Complete Edition The Complete Guide to the Art of Cantillation, with Audio CD

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  • Joshua R. Jacobson (author)
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About the Book

NOTE: The 2nd edition of Chanting the Hebrew Bible is projected for publication in the spring of 2017.
Chanting the Hebrew Bible provides a fine history of the tradition and offers a comprehensive explanation of the practice, an explanation of regional variations and grammatical rules, and shows how chanting dramatizes and interprets the meaning within the biblical text. In addition, Jacobson shares his unique system of notation and supplies extensive examples of musical notation.
Producing a book as expansive and detailed as Chanting the Hebrew Bible was a big undertaking, and author Joshua Jacobson and JPS are very proud of this remarkable book. We feel sure that it will be the most important reference in its field for years to come.

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An authoritative, exhaustively detailed survey of the history, structure, performance, and inculcation of the trop.

—Jerusalem Report

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Producing a book as expansive and detailed as Chanting the Hebrew Bible was a big undertaking, and author Joshua Jacobson and JPS are very proud of this remarkable book. We feel sure that it will be the most important reference in its field for years to come.

Despite the fine efforts of all involved, we have found some errors in the book that we’d like to bring to your attention. Please download the errata from the ‘Excerpt & Resources’ tab to see a list of corrections to both English and Hebrew text. For corrections to the music, email tlubrant@jps.org and we will ask the author to send them to you.

Joshua R. Jacobson

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Joshua R. Jacobson, one of the foremost authorities on Jewish choral music, is professor of music and director of Choral Activities at Northeastern University and visiting professor and senior consultant in the School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College. He is past president of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Over one hundred of his choral arrangements, editions and compositions have been published, and are frequently performed by choirs around the world. The first edition of Chanting the Hebrew Bible was a the National Jewish Book Award finalist. He is co-author of Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire—Volume IV: Hebrew Texts, published by earthsongs in 2009.

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