Midi files of music. Catagories listed as: Religious, Folk, Dance, Klezmer, and Modern. Lots of good electronic music.
Midi files of music. Catagories listed as: Religious, Folk, Dance, Klezmer, and Modern. Lots of good electronic music.
A Latin American website devoted to the Jewish kehillah, including this extensive MIDI library of Jewish music. Started in La Plata, Argentina, the network has “…over 1000 members, including Jews living in Argentina, Israel, Canada, the United States, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico, Spain, Bolivia, Brazil, and other countries. [They] have also held Mesibas [meetings] in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Israel, the United States, Mexico, and Venezuela.”
A really exciting site from Hanover, Germany promoting Israeli, Jewish, Yiddish and Klezmer music as well as other cultural activities of Judaism from central Europe. Sophisticated Real Audio Direct Streaming Sound 24 Hours “radio” as well as sound selections from recordings. Features many selections of popular Israeli artists, old recordings, chazzanuth and much more. Features cultural sites and information about Jewish communities from Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Austria as well as other European nations.
Ellie Wackerman of Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia, has taken the time to mount a Torah Trope tutor on the web. She provides standard Torah trope for Shabbat and holidays, including High Holy Days, the three pilgrimage Festivals (Shalosh Regalim) of Passover, Sukkot and Shavuot, and the trope for Purim. Ellie has a provided simple clear notation along with the trope.
Y.S. Gutfreud, the sound engineer, should be credited for paying close attention to the quality of the music coming over the web from this site, as well as being sensitive to your download times. The chassidic site gives alternative forms for hearing some selected niggunim (songs)with full computer information for you to make judgements about what you’d like to receive.
The Brooklyn (NY) Sephardic Community network (Shaare Zion Congregation) includes several sections on music including Sephardic Pizmonim with instrumentation and links to other Sephardic Resources.
A listing of 31 Midi files for Adon Olam are a great feature of this website!
Dovid Teitelbaum has made Shabbat Zmirot available in real audio files. The website is a project of Camp S’dei Chemed International. They are also adding stories from the weekly Parsha. Look for more additions to this site.
Custom midis of Jewish songs by Aryeh Steiner for his page. The arrangements are “watered down versions of the originals.” He also includes reviews of recordings, mostly of Orthodox artists.
Mostly 4 voice, polyphonic midi files of Jewish z’mirot and holiday songs. MIDI files are provided for the piece as a whole, individual parts, and sections. Thanks to David ben Or, Choir Director of Gan HaLev, and also Andreas Wittenstein for allowing JMWC be able to share this website.
Music distributor for new recordings of Jewish, classical and jazz music. They produce unique, new, high quality music for its recordings, both sacred and jazz and world music.
Orthodox music tapes for sale including Mordecai Ben David, Avraham Fried, Michoel Streicher, Shlomo Carlebach, Mindy Werdiger; Famous Cantors; Children’s Choirs such as Tzalil V’Zemer and Miami Boy’s Choir; and Chassidic music such as Musicali and Belz. Ordering and shipping information is on the main page.
Israeli recordings distributed. 230 7th Ave. NYC. 212-691-1934.
Their email is:email@example.com
This database catalogues the Robert and Molly Freedman Archive of Jewish Music at the University of Pennsylvania Library. It contains 1720 recordings, which comprise 24886 selections.
Tzadik releases avant garde and experimental music, including a division labeled “radical Jewish culture”, “Japan series” and “lunatic fringe.” John Zorn is the creative talent organizing and producing this music. Many will be fascinated by the eclectic blend of American jazz, world music, Jewish, contemporary classical and other elements. Real Audio segments give an audio window on this world.
A recording for Jewish children by Stephen Melzack. The website has online samples.
The Tara Publications website. Tara Publications is both a publisher AND distributor of Jewish music of all genres. Their website includes access descriptions of scores, books and sound recordings. An extensive list of excerpts from recordings are available using Real Audio. The site includes a collection of brief biographical sketches of artists and composers of materials they are selling. Their page links to websites of active recording and performance artists and groups.
Provides information and distribution of the recordings, song books and videos of Debbie Friedman, Julie Silver, and Randee Friedman. Fans of these Jewish women songwriter/singers will find this a very convenient site. Children’s music is designated by a special icon. Distributes recordings of dozens of other artists.
This commercial site contains brief biographical sketches of recording artist, including some classical musicians who are Jewish.
With stores in Brooklyn and Queens, this online website gives only the 800 number to call for ordering. They list Israeli CD’s, books, videos, games and software. 1-800-737-8853. Also try 718-382-9128 for local phone calls. There is a parallel Hebrew site, and some pages are only in Hebrew.
To order music online, made easy. Subject categories for various types of music. Some review comments on some CDs.
Renanot Institute is dedicated to rescuing music of people “whose musical traditions are being forgotten.” The website includes over 300 items of Jewish music and over 3,000 songs and poems and is sponsored by Shema Yisrael Torah Network. It is located at the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel. The Institute houses a collection of Jewish musical instruments from various traditions. The website provides access to a catalogue for information about and purchase of scores and cassettes for Jewish liturgy in Ashkenaz, Sepharad, Moroccan and Yemenite traditions including the Shabbat and festival liturgies, the parashat havshavua and even entire the cantillation of the entire Torah.
Ohradio is a music website sponsored by IsraelVisit. Ohradio is a new Jerusalem-based producer of music CD’s and audio dramas. The first two releases are The Mysterious Golem of Prague, a full length audio drama, starring Leonard Nimoy (Startrek’s Mr. Spock), and PROPHECY, Music from the Kabbalah.
NMCity is a record company in Israel. The website provides multimedia access to a wide range of genres in Israeli music.
Classical music distributor. some Jewish titles.
The Jewish Music Network, now a large website for selling Jewish recordings, videos and films, has a vast array of material available online of all genres.
Magda is a small label, whose “existence is based on the welcome possibility of Jews and Arabs of the region coming together in peace. The label’s aim is to combine the musical expression of different cultures in this same geographical sphere.” Performers such as the Israeli Andalusian Orchestra, Yair Dalal and the East West Ensemble are represented. Website features Hebrew and English, new releases, a catalog and ordering information. http://www.magda.co.il/
Helen Chuckrow has published a casette of selections of biblical cantillation. She is active in Briarcliff Manor, NY
A Judaica store located in Brookline, MA that carries a selection of Jewish music CD’s as well as other gifts, ketubot and books. It currently offers ordering through its website.
Knitting Factory Records list music of the Jewish alternative movement, including such artists as Pharoah’s Daughter, Frank London and Hasidic New Wave.
Commercial website that has lots of Israeli children’s music for sale of all types. CDs, DVDs and tapes are all for sale. The websit is in English.
An online catalog of musical recordings can allow purchases through this website. Prices are listed. Many Orthodox CD’s are listed, including children’s music.
Lists Jewish music by category including children, toddler, lullabies and contemporary among other more common categories, such as Israeli, klezmer and holiday.
Jewish Music Distribution, with help from Noa Lachman, has an extensive catalogue of recordings in cd and cassette tape formats as well as sheet music. Their catalogue covers contemporary, klezmer, classical Jewish, Yiddish, religious, Israeli, holiday, Russian, Ladino and so on. They have unique and extensive numbers of materials by British Jewish artists, composers and performing groups. Especially nice is the number of materials for easy piano and other instrumental arrangements for children to become exposed to this music.
Jewish Music Distribution
PO Box 67
Hailsham BN27 4UW
Free phone: 0800 7811 686
Tel/Fax: (44) 01323 832 863
An online ordering house that specializes in traditional, Chassidic and religious music from a variety of Israeli CD producers. Uses a “secure online ordering”, according to the website.
Primarily a performance venue for classical music, the Jerusalem Music Centre has several ongoing projects that include audio productions with Israeli composers as well as performers, and some music specifically on Jewish themes. Look under their “productions” section of the website for information on the contents of these CDs.
A joint Dutch/Israeli shop located in Amsterdam that includes chassidic, Israeli, Jewish and folk music. It contains a section on the Eurovision contest and you can obtain recordings for every Israeli entry since 1973. Also includes sections for Trance style and Metal musics, videos.Provides access to purchasing Jewish music to a non-Israeli audience. “From the main page (and from actually any other page), you can access seven music categories. CD’s are arranged alphabetically, by the artist’s last name …Using the search engine – You can search for your favorite artist…” Website information includes hours and directions.
Israelism, Vijzelgracht 61, 1017HP, Amsterdam, Netherlands.Tel: +31-20-420-9330. Fax: +31-20-420-9322. contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
Offerings online for recordings for sale in a variety of including songs for children, various Jewish ethnic groups, Yiddish and Israeli music.
Online record shop for Israeli artists. Includes pop, rock, hip-hop, classical, ‘oriental’, children,and trance, punk and Turkish, Ladino and more. Includes CDs, DVD and CD-ROM. Artists lists and subject make finding selections easy. Lots of good clips.
Israel Media offers a large selection of Israeli and Jewish multimedia products: music, software, videos and DVDs, for institutions and private customers, retail and wholesale. They have Judaic Studies Software, Jewish Educational resources, Jewish Clipart and computer programs for learning Hebrew on CD-Rom, for children and adults. They sell a complete line of Israeli films (both DVD and VHS), historical documentaries, rare Yiddish movies and music, and more. The music selections encompass cantorial, Sephardic, traditional, popular and general Israeli/Jewish music. Israel Media are worldwide distributors of the complete line of the award winning Davka software. Order and buy online at their secure website. They ship worldwide, with no mailing fee.
A German site for obtaining recordings of Israeli music with sound bites online in Real Audio.
A brief discography about the recordings of Mickey Katz with links to contemporary musicians who keep the music alive.
Hebrew and English website of the Israeli recording company with information on their artists and how to obtain recordings. This website is so hip and busy, it’s hard to read, but may be worth the wading to many Israeli pop music fans.
Hatikvah Music, located in Los Angeles, California, offers Yiddish, Klezmer, Ladino and Cantorial cassettes and CDs; domestic and imports. Hatikvah, an outgrowth of Norty’s Music founded by Norty & Clarice Beckman in 1948, is the oldest Jewish music store in the U.S. As a retailer/distributor, they have extensive and in-depth selections of Jewish Music available and are the exclusive distributor for various European labels looking for distribution of their Jewish titles. Phone: (323) 655-7083
Hatikvah Music Int., 436 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, Ca., 90036
Website for Mostly Music.located at:
4815 13th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11219
Online ordering of recordings, CDs, videos and movies. Many Orthodox selections.
Online website for buying albums and DVDs from Israel.
Discography by an enthusiast in covering early recordings between approximately 1904-1920.?Spain. Does not sell music.
Provides access to the recordings of Craig Taubman.
The Jewish.com online store has a section for ordering Jewish children’s music. These are primarily contemporary, modern music composed in the US.
This site includes organizational information, articles on Jewish music, a listing of recordings and related web sites. The cantor’s assembly now has an online store for selling Jewish musical resources including liturgical, choral, educational and Yiddish music scores and recordings. See the catalog.
Website promoting the compositions and cassettes of Bruce and Donna Adler. Jewish music that searches for spirituality done in a folk/bluegrass style. The Adlers are Reconstructionist and Reform rabbis.
Online venue for purchasing CDs. Carries Israeli children’s recordings.
An online commercial site to purchase older sound recordings. Recommendation about reliability unknown.
French Record website that carries an assortment of Yiddish, klezmer, Chassidic, Ladino and Judeo-Arabic music. Website has English and German mirrors (eventually). There are also announcements about live concerts. People who wish to distribute CDs in Paris should communicate with Frederique, Baba Yaga Records, 8, Rue Adolphe Focillon 75014 Paris, tel 01 45 40 31 31 (email@example.com)
Eastern European designation in website for buying albums online. Lists albums in klezmer and Yiddish music.
“The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. We construe this discipline broadly as embracing all approaches, from conceptual to practical, and all perspectives, including those of the scholar, listener, composer, performer, teacher, and student. The Society is committed to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and gender equity in the field.”
“Founded in 1955, the Society for Ethnomusicology is a global, interdisciplinary network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of music in all historical periods and
“Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing all American music publishers and their songwriting partners. Its mission is to protect, promote, and advance the interests of music’s creators.”
An online review of the recording Transmigrations by Wolf Krakowski.
Periodic concert and CD reviews by a journalist.
Richard, the “Renaissance Man”, writes reviews of Jewish music and more on his website “Rainlore”.
A variety of links to various sites with a focus in world music. “Jewish/Israeli” provides an annotated list of various websites, including a link to midi files for Hebrew, Russian, Yiddish and American Jewish songs.
House of Musical Traditions Recordings Department and CD Archives. Contains a listing of Klezmer and Yiddish, liturgical and Israeli, Ladino and other Jewish recordings. Some listings have selected audio tracks.
A site dedicated to female singers and songwriters. Look under “world music” for webpages on Jewish musicians such as Ofra Haza and Judy Frankel.
Provides reviews of CDs, recordings and concerts. Helpful in discovering some newer European bands and events. Includes concert schedules in German cities.
Reviews of all sorts of CDs of contemporary Jewish music. Contact information for purchasing the CDs are given, but no musical examples.
For anyone interested in the details and subtleties of the Orthodox repertoire, this page of reviews is essential. Aryeh Steiner’s reviews mix the enthusiasm for the genre, along with a discerning musical ear on the arrangements, orchestration, and stylistics of music emanating from the American Yeshiva worlds, and Orthodox music stars. His complete familiarity with a wide range of artists, and insights make an invaluable addition to Jewish music reviews.
An excellent site for reviews of Jewish klezmer sound recordings, written by Ari Davidow. The first ever Jewish blog about klez. The site includes Klezmer news, events and links to Klezmer bands. There is a “klezclassifieds,” and links to radio shows on Jewish music. There are links to information about sheet music, recordings, instruments and organizations. The site mounts full text articles on Klezmer music and interviews. This is a recommended site for anyone interested in learning more about klezmer music.
A serious effort to “explore Jewish music from the American north coast.” The writer “jackzero” describes himself as a Conservative Jew living in nowheresville, Michigan. So glad he’s exploring… because he’s also adding to the value of the JM blogs. Keep reading it. Hey, he even knows about us, how bad can it be? Maybe I’m partial to the name teruah.
A very interesting and active site with podcasts, transcripts of im dialogues, lectures, music programs, numbered podcasts, and more comments. Hosted by Dov Katz and Sruly Meyer.