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  • Notated Music

    Children of Israel

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Friedsell, Louis
    • Date: 1903

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  • Notated Music

    Sisi wesimchi

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Rejoice and celebrate." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Friedsell, Louis
    • Date: 1903

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    Gott und sein mishpet is gerecht

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "God's judgment is right/just" from the operetta "Gebrokheneh hehrtser" ("Broken Hearts"). Because of the song's dramatic essence and [Jacob P.] Adler's particularly stirring rendition, it became a great favorite with audiences. Over the years, this selection has often been performed on the Yiddish stage. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music ...

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - Gilrod, Louis
    • Date: 1903

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    Seder nacht

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | Shmulevitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "The seder (Passover festive ritual meal) night, children's song." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "Children's Song" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Friedsell, Louis - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1904

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    Isrulik kim a heim

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Little Israel, come home." At the age of sixteen, as editor and arranger for the Theodore Lohr Co., Jacob Kamenetzky (later known as Jack Kammen) began his prolific musical career. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - Gilrod, Louis - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Date: 1904

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    Chasene huben

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Have a wedding/get married." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - Gilrod, Louis - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Date: 1904

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    Shulom al Jisruel

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Peace to Israel" from "Son of the king." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "from the opera Ben Hamelech" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Shor, A. (anshel)
    • Date: 1904

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    Ven ich sol veren president

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "If I were to be president." Satirizing Jewish social clubs was a favorite topic in the Yiddish theater. Song text includes the English words (given in Hebrew/Yiddish characters): constitution, politician, union label, and Yankee. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "from Lodge President" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Shor, A. (anshel)
    • Date: 1904

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    Amerika

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "America, land of freedom, you are my world. I am a Jew with other Jews who came from far off, and here I have found my good luck. I would sacrifice my life for you, America. Long live the banner of red, white, and blue." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet ...

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - Gilrod, Louis - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Date: 1904

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    Chane

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - Gilrod, Louis - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Date: 1904

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    Selections from Mendele the martyr

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | Ness chanuka -- An oischer sol men sein -- Yom seh mchibod. (Content). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Shor, A. (anshel)
    • Date: 1905

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  • Notated Music

    Eishes c'hail

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A woman of valor/virtue" from "King of the scroungers/beggars." Adaptation of a traditional Friday evening hymn, sung in tribute ot the wife/mother of the household. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from King of the Schnorrers" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Brody, Joseph - Kamenetzky, Jacob - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1905

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    Licht bentschen

    sheet music | 6 p ; 35 cm. | "Kindling and blessing of the Sabbath candles" from "King of the scroungers/beggars." Yiddish theatricals frequently featured religious rituals and Jewish holidays. Such performances served for audiences as a vicarious observance of Jewish traditiions. Many people had to work late on Fridays and all day on Saturdays, and so could not celebrate the Jewish Sabbath as ...

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Brody, Joseph - Kamenetzky, Jacob - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1905

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    Tanzt brueder tanzt

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Dance brothers, dance" from the play "After the ball." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Brody, Joseph - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1905

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    Kalich Theatre opening march

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold
    • Date: 1905

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    Wedding march

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | From "The Inheritance." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from Yerusche" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1905

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    Die leiden fun a frau

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The suffering of a woman" from "The Inheritance." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from Yerusche" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1905

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  • Notated Music

    Die goldene hochzeit

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The wedding anniversary" from the operetta with the same name. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Friedsell, Louis - Tomashefsky, Boris
    • Date: 1906

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    Pauken

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Drum beats" from "The golden anniversary." "Beat the kettledrum, sound an alarm, and let everyone know that Jews are suffering in Russia. Send help!" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "from Die Goldene Hochzeit" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Friedsell, Louis
    • Date: 1906

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  • Notated Music

    Uptown and downtown

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Uptown and downtown (in New York City)." "The rich are uptown with Rockefeller, and the poor are downtown where it's too crowded for any Rockefeller in the tenements." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Brody, Joseph - Small, Solomon - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Date: 1906

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  • Notated Music

    Kol Isroel chaverim

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "All Jews are friends/comrades" from "The great Jew." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - Gilrod, Louis - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Date: 1906

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    Die frau is a held

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The woman is heroic" from "The Jew in the times of Sabiesky." "She does so much for others. Men may rule the world, but there can be no greater heroism, nor valor, than that of a woman." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). ...

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1906

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  • Notated Music

    Der talles

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The prayer shawl" from "The Jew in the times of Sabiesky." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from Der Yud in Sabiesky's Zeiten" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1906

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    Gottes mishpotim

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "God's laws/commandments." Three songs: "Die shulosh regolim" ("The three festivals (Sukkoth or Tabernacles; Pesakh or Passover; Shevuoth or Pentecost)"); "Gib uns Zion, unser land" ("Give us Zion, our land"); and "Romance." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1907

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    Reiss krie

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Whispered readings (of Torah/Holy Writ)" from "My wife's friend." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Mogulesco, S. (sigmund)
    • Date: 1907

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