Sunday, October 1, 2017

500 Years of Jewish Music in 5 Minutes


The Y-Studs, the Yeshiva University a cappella group, has produced a video chronicling the evolution of Jewish music from the 1600s to the present day.

Starting with a brief synagogue melody from the 9th century, the collection jumps to 1600 and a series of 37 songs that paint a musical picture of familiar and most loved Hebrew and Yiddish songs. The collection includes liturgical, secular, and songs from Broadway and popular music. The list of songs appears below the video.

As reported in The Jewish Link of New Jersey,
In collaboration with Ben Bram, arranger of Pentatonix’s original “Evolution of Music,” and some of the best a cappella producers in the industry, the Y-Studs present “Evolution of Jewish Music,” a mega-medley filled with iconic songs spanning centuries of the religion’s rich music culture. Working alongside esteemed Belz School of Jewish Music Yeshiva University, the group researched the vast history of music, from Temple-period chants to modern-day radio hits. Evolution of Jewish Music touches every facet of Jewish culture from 11th-century choral pieces to traditional Yiddish favorites to Adam Sandler’s “The Chanukah Song” and Matisyahu’s “One Day.”
Enjoy!

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.

 

COMPLETE SONG LIST: 1. Barchu 2. Quando elray nimrod 3. Maoz Tzur 4. Ofyn Pripichek 5. HaTikvah 6. Shalom Aleich 7. Hava Nagila 8. Bei Mir Bis du sheyn 9. Ani Maamin 10. Sharm el-Sheikh 11. Am Yisrael Chai 12. Oseh Shalom 13. Yerushalaim Shel Zahav 14. If I Were A Rich Man 15. Hafachta 16. Kol HaOlam 17. Adon Olam 18. Baruch HaGever 19. Sh'hechiyanu 20. Minyan Man 21. Mashiach 22. Havdalah 23. Hanukah Song 24. Od Yavoh 25. Acheinu 26. Yachad 27. Anachnu Maaminim 28. HaFinali Balbeli 29. Shabechi 30. V'Ohavta 31. Boiee 32. One Day 33. Vehi Sheamdah 34. Yesh Tikvah 35. Yalili 36. Et Rekod (Mahapecha Shel Simcha) 37. Hashem Melech

14 comments:

  1. Wouldn't it be great if you released a full album of all the songs in its entirety. Fabulous. Thank you for making my day.

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  2. Thanks guys, great offering. I especially enjoy Quando, and wonder if there are other non-Ashkenazic songs of, um, note.

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  3. Which? All! With complete liner notes, please.

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  4. Shanah Tovah to you as well. Release them all! Then let me know how I can purchase each.

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  5. Outstanding in every possible way! An absolute joy to listen to. Great fun!!!!!

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  6. Fabulous!!! Love them all! Ofyn Pripichek is a favorite. GREAT harmony and enthusiasm!

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  7. FABULOUOS!!! I especially love the LADINO songs

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  8. WOW!!!!
    That made my night. You guys are so talented. Just beautiful.

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  9. i would love an album of these songs. Hearing them all made my day.

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