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Cantorials

Cantorials

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 has often provided accompaniment for cantorials performed outside of services or on recordings, including this one. Four of the cantorials are from the Sabbath liturgy, with the four others here from services associated with major holidays. Cantor Kanefsky sings in the Ashkenazi dialect of Hebrew. On the “Passover Service” he is joined by his son, Ian.

Liner notes provide biographical information about Cantor Kanefsky and the Hebrew lyrics.

Track Listing

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Sabbath Service (Ritzay Oimnuchusanu) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 4:29
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Sabbath Service (Av Hor Ra Cha Mim Hu Ya Rachaim) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 5:25
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Morning Service (Habait Mishumayim Urua) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 5:22
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Sabbath Service (Hu Elohanu) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 4:15
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Sabbath Service (Usyalyida Avudechu) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 3:20
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Passover Service (Ovesnu Malcanu Galee) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky and Ian Kanefsky      3:55
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Rosh Ha Shuno (Habam Yakili Efrayim) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 4:30
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Yom Kippur (Oiumu Malcanu Zechor Keeofer Amachnu) Cantor Joseph Kanefsky 4:00

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