Lekhah Dodi for chazan and boys choir - Fernando Belgrado, Firenze (6)


Lekhah Dodi for chazan and boys choir - Fernando Belgrado, Firenze (6)



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Place in liturgical year

Place in day liturgy

Text source, form or category

NLI call and system number

Y 00138(08)


NLI url

Santa Cecilia collection number, item number

raccolta 52, 170

Santa Cecilia url

Catalogo Sommario delle Registrazioni

raccolta 52, 190

available in other collection

present in the Shabbat section of the "minhag Firenze" website, as "Lecha Dodi (vers. 1)"


Place of original recording

Date of original recording

Person responsible for the recording


Informant biographical notes

Born in Firenze, 31/05/1913. Studies at the Collegio Rabbinico di Firenze and Collegio Rabbinico di Roma. Chazan in Firenze since the early 1930s, then assistant rabbi to rabbi Nathan Cassuto. Acting Chief Rabbi in Firenze since after the war, is formally Chief Rabbi from 1963 to 1978. Dies in Firenze, 11/04/1998.

A. Zimmerman, Belgrado, David Fernando , Encyclopaedia Judaica 2, voi. 3, col. 289 (born 1918)


Piattelli, Angelo Mordekhai. “REPERTORIO BIOGRAFICO DEI RABBINI D'ITALIA DAL 1861 AL 2011.” La Rassegna Mensile Di Israel, vol. 76, no. 1/2, 2010, pp. 185–256. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41619019. Accessed 4 April 2021.

Manuscript music source

Manuscript belonging to rav Belgrado, present in the "minhag Firenze" website in "Due volumi di spartiti (archivio Renzo Ventura) vol.1", 17 e 8 Lecha Dodi


Notes on recording

Here presented are two separate recordings, the first from the Leo Levi collection, the second made by rav Belgrado for instructional purposes, singing the full extent of the poem strophes and preceding it with the indication "Lekhah Dodi del Maestro Levi", indication also found on the manuscript together with "per hazan e ragazzi", for chazan and boys choir.


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EF, “Lekhah Dodi for chazan and boys choir - Fernando Belgrado, Firenze (6),” Thesaurus of Jewish-Italian Liturgical Music, accessed June 2, 2023, https://jewishitalianmusic.org/thesaurus/items/show/1541.