Yiddish sheet music collection.

Musical score
  • Multiple languages
  • Yiddish
  • Hebrew
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • English
[Madison] : Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, [2023]
1 online resource


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Summary note
This small collection primarily reflects the music popular in the Yiddish-language community which flourished in New York City, circa 1880s to the mid-twentieth century. The majority of the sheet music dates from the 1890s to the 1930s, and is published by New York firms such as the Hebrew Publishing Company and the Metro Music Company. Types of music included are songs from the Yiddish musical stage, popular music, folksongs, sacred songs and a few labor songs. It is an excellent complement to the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings, which includes many recordings of similar music from the same time period.
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Digitized and made available by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries Digital Collections.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from home page (University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, viewed on February 17, 2023).
Language note
Song texts in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Russian, or English.
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