The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

The Song of My Life

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through the Research Station
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Record Label Private label
Record FormatCD
Shelf Number100142
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Album Artists
Notes For Cantor Benjamin Z. Maissner, Jewish music is the foundation, meaning, and glorious expression of his life. In this album, he has collected some of his favorite and most significant cantorial showpieces including Israel Alter's “Ani Ma'amin” and “Haskiveinu”, M. Gonchoff's “Ovinu Malkeinu Z'Chor Rachemecho” and Kotlowitz' “Aneunu”.

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

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1 - Ani Ma'Amin
Composer(s) : Isreal Alter
2 - Elu D'Varim
Composer(s) : M. Rappaport, arr. M. Barash
3 - Haskiveinu
Composer(s) : Isreal Alter, edited by C. Heller
4 - Ata Yodea Razei Olam
Composer(s) : M. Granchoff, arr. C. Heller
5 - Ovinu Malkeinu Z'Chor Rachamecho
Composer(s) : M. Ganchoff, arr. Winternitz - Reisenman
6 - B'Rich Shmel
Composer(s) : R. Rappaport, arr. C. Heller
7 - Aneinu
Composer(s) : Kotlowitz - Bagley, arr. Winternitz
8 - Hashir Shehalevi'im
Composer(s) : Ganchoff - Alter, arr. M. Barash