Online Music / Midi Libraries

Ellie’s Torah Trope Tutor

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.

HaGalil OnLine

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.

Hebreos Net: MIDIS Judaicos

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.”


Israel at Eurovision. A website about the KdamEurovision Song Contest, a yearly music contest held in Israel for popular music. The top winners go on to the Eurovision contest, which is a coveted prize in popular music in Europe and leads to large recording contracts. This kdam website includes a listing for every contest held since 1973 with information and weblinks about the artists and songs. This site is a good place to learn about a history of pop music in Israel although there is no confirmation about the qualifications of the source of this information

Tara Publications Virtual Listening Station

The Virtual Listening Station is an extensive list of excerpts from recordings using Real Audio. 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. Their page links to websites of active recording and performance artists and groups, and  includes brief biographical sketches of artists and composers.