Jewish music has a rich history with roots in ancient Israel. Sacred lyrics have travelled through the ages, providing ongoing inspiration to musicians seeking to develop new musical forms and enhance older ones. Centuries of cantillation have brought forth a stimulating mix of Jewish music that enlightens, saddens, inspires and delights.
The Jewish Public Library Sheet Music Collection reflects a diversity of musical genres. Included in the Collection are liturgical and holiday music; classical and/or art music; Yiddish theatre and popular music; folk music; Yiddish camp songs, children's songs and songbooks of mixed genres; and non-Jewish music of choral, classical, popular and religious pieces.
Without a doubt, there is something in the collection for everyone. The Jewish Public Library invites you to explore the richness of its musical holdings, and to consider the collection a gateway into the world of music.
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