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Hassidic Z'miros - 15 Friday Evening Table Songs

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Catalogue NumberCGL 625
Matrix Number CGL 625-A1/B2
Record Label Collector's Guild
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number400865
Number of Tracks14
Date Recorded1963
Album Artists
Notes These Hassidic melodies sung by The New York Cantors Concert Ensemble on this album are known as z'miros. They combine religious poetry and folk song to create a distinctive expression of the Jewish mystique.

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1 - Yom Shabbos Kodesh
Composer(s) : Words: Jonathan (unknown) c. 1300 Music: Polish Hassidim c. 1850
2 - Sholom Aleichem / Eshes Hayil
Composer(s) : Words: Kabbalists of Safed c.1500 Music:R. Yitshak Eisik of Kalev d. 1821; Words: Proverbs 31:10-31 Music: R. Nahman of Bratslav d.1810
3 - Ko Ribbon Olam
Composer(s) : Words: R. Israel b. Moses Najara c.1600 Music: R. Elimelekh of Lizhensk d.1786
4 - Askinu S'udoso
Composer(s) : Words: R. Isaac Luria (from the Zohar) c.1550 Music: R. Dov Ber of Mezeritsh d. 1772
5 - Azamer Bish'vohin
Composer(s) : Words: R. Isaac Luria c.1550 Music: R. Abraham the Angel d.1776
6 - Tsur Mishelo
Composer(s) : Words: Author unknown c.1300 Music: R. David of Lelov d.1813
7 - Kol M'kadesh
Composer(s) : Words: Moses ben Kalonymos c. 950 Music: Talmidey Besht c. 1750
8 - Yom Ze L'Yisroel
Composer(s) : Words: R. Isaac Luria c. 1550 Music: R. Shmelke of Nikolsburg d. 1778
9 - M'nuho V'simho
Composer(s) : Words: Moses (unknown) c.1000 Music: Mordechai of Tchernobil d.1837
10 - Ko Ekshof
Composer(s) : Words: R. Aaron of Karlin d. 1772 Music: Stoliner Hassidim (notated B.Z.Shenker)
11 - Mah-Y'didos
Composer(s) : Words: Menahem b. Makhir of Ratsibon c.1080 Music: R. Israel of Rizhyn d. 1850
12 - Tsom'o Nafshi
Composer(s) : Words: Abraham ibn Ezra (1092-1167) Music: Hungarian Hassidim
13 - Mah-Yofis
Composer(s) : Words: Mordecai b. Isaac of Carpentras c. 1300 Music: Ukrainian Hassidim
14 - Shir Hamaalos
Composer(s) : Words: Psalm 126 Music: Polish Hassidim - M. J. Gusikow (1806-37) arr. E. Birnbaum