An Online Thesaurus of Jewish-Italian Liturgical Music

The resource you are browsing is web-based Thesaurus, that contains audio and written music documents, fully searchable by community of origin, informant, year of recording, ritualistic variant, position in the liturgy, and incipit of the text. The Thesaurus includes written music and recordings from public and private collections, placing the melodies into a wider context that will enable comparative study, offer a comprehensive perspective of local traditions and the connective network of inter-community relationships, and permit more complete study materials than have been hitherto available. The Thesaurus is an open project, susceptible to additions and expansions, still in the process of reaching a first degree of completion, regularly updated and enriched with the inclusion of well known sources, and the identification and study of new materials.

The Online Thesaurus is a project by Centro Leo Levi. Inspiration, instruction and support from Jewish Music Research Center, Jerusalem.

Main contributors to these pages, indicated by acronyms:

PM, Piergabriele Mancuso

EF, Enrico Fink

TL, Tamar Levi

SP, Sofia Pasetto

DS, Davide Saponaro