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Cantorials sound recording / sung by Cantor Abraham Brun ; organ accompaniment by Abe Ellstein

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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Cantorials are musical settings of prayers and other liturgical selections used in Jewish services and sung by the cantor, often with elaborate embellishments and flourishes. Although singing is traditionally unaccompanied during Orthodox services, an organ often provided accompaniment for cantorials when performed outside of services or on recordings, including this one. Abraham Brun (1909 - 1998), a cantor in Poland who immigrated to the U.S. after WWII, becoming cantor of Temple Beth-el in Long Beach, New York. In addition to his cantorial background, he had received classical vocal training in Vienna. Liner notes provide biographical information about Cantor Brun plus the lyrics of the cantorials in both Hebrew and English.
Cover design by Ronald Clyne.
Photographs by Fred Marcus.
Notes (4 p. : ill.) inserted in original cover.
Abraham Brun, tenor, accompanied on organ by Abe Ellstein.
Related materials may be found in the Moses and Frances Asch Collection, also held by this repository. Related materials may include correspondence pertaining to the recording, original cover art designs, production materials and business records, and audiotapes from studio production.
Track information
101. Yaaleh W'Yowoh
102. Hall'lu
103. Mimisrach Shemesh
104. Elokai n'tzor L'Shoni Mejroh
201. Atzabejhem Kesef W'Sohow
202. Thal
203. Lo Omus
Publisher number
FR 8923 Folkways Records
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:
Brun, Abraham
Ellstein, Abe
cover designer
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006
Physical description
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Phonograph records
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Local number
Folkways 8923
Synagogue music
Cantors (Judaism)
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