The Shofar: Its History and Use by Jeremy Montagu

By Jeremy Montagu

In The Shofar, Jeremy Montagu deals an in depth learn of the ram’s horn of the Bible, describing its historical past and use—both ritual and secular—from biblical instances to the current. as the similar individual often blows the shofar every year through the Jewish excessive Holy Days, few are conscious of the broad modifications between groups around the globe: the various issues within the Jewish liturgical carrier while the shofar is blown, what sound mixtures exist, and the various sorts of the instrument.

This is the 1st paintings of its sort to element the complete diversity of ancient, musical, antiquarian, and spiritual concerns surrounding the traditional device with all appropriate citations from the Bible, the Talmud, and key post-Talmudic assets. Jeremy Montagu conscientiously examines horn forms, sound features, liturgical makes use of, and group capabilities to demonstrate how the shofar has mirrored neighborhood customized, local wishes, and spiritual perform. Chapters supply difficult-to-find info on how shofars are made; suggestion on easy methods to select, organize, and retain shofars; and directions for aspiring blowers on numerous traditions.

With greater than sixty photos from the author’s own assortment, this can be an incredible paintings for Jews and Christians, spiritual students and musicologists, or even practising musicians looking to comprehend the an important function of this device within the lifetime of a people.

As of November 2015, a brand new printing of this publication will comprise a normal index. A PDF model of the final index is offered to prior buyers of the amount. Please touch Rowman & Littlefield's tune editor for counsel.

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Within the Shofar, Jeremy Montagu deals an in depth research of the ram’s horn of the Bible, describing its historical past and use—both ritual and secular—from biblical instances to the current. as the related individual in most cases blows the shofar every year through the Jewish excessive Holy Days, few are conscious of the extensive alterations between groups worldwide: the various issues within the Jewish liturgical provider whilst the shofar is blown, what sound mixtures exist, and the numerous forms of the device.

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