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.

Seven Great Cantors


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberCG 600
Matrix Number CG 600-1,SC 600-2
Record Label Collector's Guild
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number400289
Number of Tracks9
Date Recorded1960
Album Artists
Notes There is a personal essence to the greatest cantorial music, a quality that marks not only the composition but also the rendition of it as the creation of a unique artist. This character can be preserved only in recordings; even notation cannot supply the highly individual emotional conviction or the personal religious fervor that animate every syllable sung by a great cantor.

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.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Sheva B'rochus
Composer(s) : Shnipelisky
2 - L'Kel Boruch
Composer(s) : N/A
3 - Machnise Rahamin
Composer(s) : N/A
4 - Birchas Kohanim
Composer(s) : N/A
5 - Ovinu Malkenu
Composer(s) : N/A
6 - Rabbi Yishmoel Omer
Composer(s) : N/A
7 - Odom Y'sodo Meofor
Composer(s) : Katz
8 - V'shom'ru
Composer(s) : N/A
9 - Hu Elokenu
Composer(s) : N/A