Photos

10 Must-Have Albums from the Milken Archive of Jewish Music

Photo 2 of 10 Cycle of Life in Synagogue and Home — Volume 4: Digital Album 13 August 17, 2015

Cycle of Life in Synagogue and Home — Volume 4: Digital Album 13  

There is a commonly held assumption that the adoption of the organ into American synagogue worship was an act of assimilation. In order to appear more American, synagogues aimed to make their music sound more like that of their Christian compatriots. 

Two 2012 releases by the Milken Archive of Jewish Music featured Jewish liturgical music of American Reform congregation from the mid–late 19th century through the beginning of the Second World War. With the release of Cycle of Life in Synagogue and Home, the Milken Archive focuses on some of the high points in the repertoire since the instrument’s adoption some two centuries ago.

LISTEN TO SAMPLE TRACKS, BUY


All photos should be credited to "Milken Family Foundation" unless otherwise noted.

Press version: Right-click here and select "Save Target As..." (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As..." (Firefox) to download AP-spec or best-available photo.


The Gates of Justice — Dave Brubeck
Cycle of Life in Synagogue and Home — Volume 4: Digital Album 13
Songs of the Soul (symphony), Shir L'erev Shabbat (excerpts) The Final Ingredient (excerpts) — David Amram
Genesis Suite (1945)
Jewish Operas — Volume 1
Ladino Songs of Love and Suffering, Mikhoels the Wise (excerpt), Out of the Whirlwind — Bruce Adolphe
The Mirror, Passover Offering, Tants un Maysele — Yehudi Wyner
A Jewish Legacy — Leonard Bernstein
Great Songs of the Yiddish Theatre, Volume 1 — Abraham Ellstein
A Hanukka Celebration