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  • Notated Music
    Birchas Cohanim sheet music | 12 p. ; 35 cm. | "Blessings of the priests." Music: Liturgical chants. Lyrics: liturgy. Popularization of a prayer chant from the High Holy Days (Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Kurantmann, Joachim
    • Date: 1899

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    Brausch Haschonoh sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "At the new year." Music: liturgical chants. Lyrics: liturgy. Popularization of a prayer chant from the High Holy Days (Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Kurantmann, Joachim
    • Date: 1899

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    Borich hobaw sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Blessed be the arrival/welcome" from "Gabriel." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "Comic Song from the Hebrew Opera, Gabriel" (General). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Friedsell, Louis - Meyer Levin's Music Store
    • Date: 1901

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    Meliz Josher: Opus 1, The moral and He watches over you sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Righteous advocate/defender of justice (against the evil accuser." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Goldfaden, Abraham - Russotto, H. - Friedsell, Louis - J. Katzenelenbogen Co.
    • Date: 1897

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    Meliz Josher: Opus 2, Waltz sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Righteous advocate/defender of justice (against the evil accuser)." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Goldfaden, Abraham - Russotto, H. - Friedsell, Louis - J. Katzenelenbogen Co.
    • Date: 1897

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    Mismor le David sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A Psalm of David" from "God, man, and devil, or the Jewish Faust." Psalm 23 is included for this final duet of the dying heroine with a repentent hero (acclaimed performances at the time by Bertha Kalish and David Kessler). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "from Gott Mensch und Teufel" (General)....
    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Brody, Joseph
    • Date: 1903

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    Yzias Mizrajum sheet music | 24 p. ; 35 cm. | Die Nevioh -- Chasene Huben -- Das Gulis Lied -- Der Stecken -- Zures is kein dange -- Eser makes Chor -- Yzias Mizrajim March. (Content). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Wohl, Herman - Perlmutter, Arnold
    • Date: 1903

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    Eliezer's kinder lied sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Eliezer's children song" from "Sacrificial binding of (biblical) Isaac." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "from the opera Akeidas Yizchock" (General). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Russotto, H. - Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund)
    • Date: 1903

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    Wedding song sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | From "The Idler." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "from Der Battlen" (General). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Meyer Levin - Brody, Joseph
    • Date: 1904

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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: Small, Solomon - Friedsell, Louis - Theodore Lohr
    • 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: Gilrod, Louis - Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - 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: Gilrod, Louis - Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - 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: Shor, A. (Anshel) - Wohl, Herman - Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold
    • 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: Shor, A. (Anshel) - Wohl, Herman - Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold
    • Date: 1904

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    Donkey monkey business sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | From "The green or naïve children." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Friedsell, Louis - A. Goldberg
    • Date: 1904

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    Yankele sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Little Jacob, know our history, and always have faith and trust in God's salvation. Moses led us out of Egyptian slavery. Here in America, we are free. May this country be blessed, Now there are terrible pogroms in the Old Country. May Japan win its war against Russia!" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs...
    • Contributor: Friedsell, Louis - A. Goldberg
    • 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: Gilrod, Louis - Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Date: 1904

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    Chane sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Gilrod, Louis - Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - 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: Shor, A. (Anshel) - Wohl, Herman - Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold
    • Date: 1905

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    The deserter sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | Shmulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). A Russian ukase in 1827 initiated forced conscription of Jewish male children into the army, where they had to serve for twenty-five years, removed from any family contacts. This was not seen as patriotic duty, but rather as a form of anti-Semitic abuse. Most immigrants knew...
    • Contributor: S. Goldberg - Small, Solomon - Friedsell, Louis
    • Date: 1905

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    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: Small, Solomon - Kamenetzky, Jacob - Theodore Lohr - Brody, Joseph
    • 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: Small, Solomon - Kamenetzky, Jacob - Theodore Lohr - Brody, Joseph
    • 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: Small, Solomon - Theodore Lohr - Brody, Joseph
    • 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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    Ask no questions sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Mysell, Hyman - A. Goldberg - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Date: 1905

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