I. M. JAPHET. Schire Jeschurun

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Lot 233

I. M. JAPHET. Schire Jeschurun

FIRST EDITION. With an enthusiastic foreword by Rabbiner Samson Raphael Hirsch. pp. 10, 86. Few stains, previous owners; marks. Contemporary boards. 4to

Frankfurt a/ Main: J. Kauffmann 1856

Est: $1,500 - $1,800
Compositional music-scores for for the chazan and choir according to the custom and usage of the synagogue in Frankfurt-am Main. The synagogue-music contained in "Schire Jeschurun" are a fundamental characteristic of those communities that adhere to the Frankfurt rite. "The melodies composed by the deeply pious I. M. Japhet (1818-92) became part of the spiritual treasury of many Orthodox German congregations" See E.M. Klugman, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch [A Biography] (1996) pp. 305-306 On the subject of the choir and other customs in German synagogues, see many of the essays of Rabbi Dr. Joseph Breuer, A Time to Builld (1995), especially pp. 18-20 and 40-45