ARC MUS 24 - Board of Jewish Education of Greater NY Music Scores...

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Abstract/Description: The Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York Music Collection consists primarily of published music that once constituted the music library of this organization. In addition, there are unpublished music manuscripts and cantata texts, song repertoire in folders and some administrative papers and photo slides. The music collection is largely made up of printed music possessing a broad range of Jewish content. This includes Israeli and American art music, Israeli and American songbooks and cantatas for children and adults, American synagogue services, and sacred American sheet music, 1886-1988. There are also unpublished music manuscripts composed by the BJE's music directors Harry Coopersmith and Richard Neumann, as well as synagogue composers Reuven Kosakoff, Jacob Beimel and Gershon Ephros, 1937-84. More manuscript scores are bound inside an 1889 cantor's book once belonging to Cantor K.J. Michalowitsch. The three boxes of (uncatalogued) photo slides are primarily photos of Jewish people in foreign lands taken by anthropologist Ida Cowan, ca. 1960s. The archival material can be divided into two parts: repertoire and subject files. The repertoire folders (Boxes 1-3) are filled with photocopied and printed editions of songs and anthems used for particular holidays and events, 1927-85. These folders also contain several manuscript scores, most of them by Richard Neumann, ca. 1972-84. The subject files (Boxes 4-8) include unpublished cantata texts, 1949-84; unpublished song sheets, n.d.; publishers' catalogues (including BJE's), 1951-88; programs for music festivals, 1968-90; administrative files, 1974-90; and working drafts for the book L'Yisrael Mizmor, 1987-88.
Subject(s): Neumann, Richard -- Manuscripts
Coopersmith, Harry, 1902-1975 -- Manuscripts
Kosakoff, R. (Reuven) -- Manuscripts
Ephros, Gershon, 1890-1978 -- Manuscripts
Beimel, Jacob, 1880-1944 -- Manuscripts
Board of Jewish Education (New York, N.Y.). Music Dept.
Synagogue music -- United States
Jewish chants
Cantillation
Songs, Hebrew
Folk songs, Hebrew
Folk songs, Hebrew -- Instrumental settings
Children's songs, Hebrew
National songs, Israeli
Zionism -- Songs and music
Choral music -- Israel
Instrumental music -- Israel
Date Issued: 1886