[Mus. 22] Dreistimmige Synagogen: Gesänge für Cantor
Birnbaum Collection Mus. 22
Compilation and adaptation likely by Eduard Birnbaum, compositions by Salamone de Rossi.
Composed in Italy, likely compiled in Germany.
1623 (composition); 18uu (compilation)
129 pages of various notebooks and loose pages, 16 x 26.5 cm.
Shabbat, Hazzan & Meshorerim, Choral Music.
Item contains Birnbaum’s transcriptions of works by Rossi from his Ha-Shirim (Venice, 1622-23), mainly versions of Kaddish and Barchu. According to Birnbaum's description this file should also have included transcriptions from Davit Civita's Premitie armoniche (Ven., 1616); these are missing as of 1979 (Adler catalogue). Most items are written for three voices, “canto, alto, tenore,” and have text-underlay. Some items have been crossed out entirely, possibly by Birnbaum.