[Mus. 23] Portugisische Gesänge
Birnbaum Collection Mus. 23
Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti, Abraham Caceres, H. Draheim and Eduard Birnbaum.
39 various loose pages, plus five pages of Birnbaum’s notes, 16 x 26.5 cm.
Shabbat, Choral Music, Vocal Music with Instrumental Accompaniment.
Draft transcriptions from various manuscripts of the Amsterdam Portuguese Jewish community. For identification of Birnbaum's transcriptions, see Adler, Israel. "Musical Life and Traditions of the Port. Jewish Comm. of Amsterdam." In Musical Life and Traditions of the Portuguese Jewish Community of Amsterdam in the XVIIIth Century. Yuval Monograph Series 1. Jerusalem: Jewish Music Research Centre, 1974. Pieces for 1-4 voices and may also include keyboard accompaniment. Melodic sketches were written on the reverse of reused pieces of musical notation, which will account for issues in pagination.