Chosen Voices

Chosen Voices

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The cantorate in Jewish culture -- Part I : the cantorate in American history -- 1680s-1880s : colonials through German reformers -- 1880s-1940s : first- and second-generation eastern Europeans -- Interludes : paths to America -- 1950s-1970s : postwar professionals -- 1970s-1980s : new trends, new gender -- Part II : the cantorate and the workplace -- Finding a role -- Defining a job -- Life in the sanctuary -- Part III : The cantorate and the music -- The music of participation -- The music of presentation -- The music of improvisation -- Conclusion.The basic outline remains clear: if a congregation chooses to hire a cantor, its members still usually expect the sacred singer to function also as a ... More than in the 1980s, the cantor-congregation model is being challenged by newer models of the worship service. In his pathbreaking book on the varieties of contemporary Jewish-American worship communities, Jeffrey Summit (2000) describes a wideanbsp;...

Title:Chosen Voices
Author:Mark Slobin
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2002


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