ARTICLES

  1. “Jewish Music vs. Jewish Worship,” The Journal of Synagogue  Music, February, 1977. (download)

  2. “A Guide to Choral Repertoire in Hebrew,” The Choral Journal, October, 1979. (download)

  3. “Spazziam, a balletto by Salamone Rossi,” The American  Choral Review, October, 1980. (download)

  4. “Before the Concert,” The Choral Journal, April, 1981.

  5. “Robert Starer. Psalms of Woe and Joy, “ (a review) Musica Judaica, Fall, 1983.

  6. “Choral Music of the Eastern Mediterranean School,” D.M.A. thesis, University of Cincinnati, 1984.

  7. “Some Preliminary Notes on a Study of the Jewish Choral Movement,” The  Journal of Synagogue Music, December, 1986. (download)

  8. “Debussy’s Trois Chansons,” The Choral Journal, April, 1988.

  9. "The Choral Music of Salamone Rossi," The American Choral Review, October, 1988 (monograph). (download)

  10. “A Possible Influence of the Traditional Chant on a Synagogue Motet by Salamone Rossi,” Musical Judaica,  Winter, 1989. (download)

  11. "Choral Music for Chanukah," The Choral Journal, September, 1990. (download)

  12. “The Oldest Jewish Choir,” The Journal of Synagogue Music, December, 1990.

  13. “Ta’amey HaMikra: A Closer Look,” The Journal of Synagogue Music, Fall, 1992. (download)

  14. “East Meets West: The Eastern Mediterranean School of Choral Composition,” The Choral Journal, May, 1993. (download)

  15. “On the Trail of Beauty and Grace: Some Thoughts on Standards,” The Choral Journal, September, 1994.

  16. “The Cantillation of the Decalogue,” The Journal of Synagogue Music, Spring, 1995.

  17. “Music in the Holocaust,” The Choral Journal, December, 1995. (download)

  18. “Jewish Music in the Curriculum,” Association for Jewish Studies Newsletter, Fall, 1995.

  19. “Franz Schubert and the Vienna Synagogue.” The Choral Journal, August, 1997. (download)

  20. “What is Jewish Liturgical Music?” The Choral Journal, September, 1997. (download)

  21. “We Hung up Our Harps: Rabbinic Restrictions on Music,” The Journal of Synagogue Music, 25:2 (April, 1998), pp. 33-53.

  22. “Jewish Choral Music in America,” The International Choral Bulletin, 17:4 (July, 1998), pp. 9-11.

  23. “Sacred Bridges,” The Choral Journal, October, 2000. (download)

  24. “Musing about Jewish Music,” The Choral Journal, 41:8 (March, 2001), pp. 35-36. (download)

  25. “Tsen Brider: A Jewish Requiem.” The Musical Quarterly 84:3 pp. 452-474. (download)

  26. “What Is Jewish Music?” The Orff Echo 33:3 (Spring, 2001), pp. 24-26. (download)

  27. “Explorations in Jewish Music.” Religious Studies News/Spotlight on Teaching. 16/2 (Spring, 2001), pp. 7, 12.

  28. “Women in Jewish Music.” The Journal of Synagogue Music. Winter, 2001 (vol. 28, no. 1). pp. 52-62.  (download)

  29. “The Synagogue Choir.” CCAR Journal. Winter, 2002. 57-68.

  30. “Ellen Koskoff’s Music in Lubavicher Life” (a review). Shofar 21:1 (Fall, 2002)160-162.

  31. “Don Harran’s Salamone Rossi: A Jewish Musician in Late Renaissance Mantua.” (a review) AJS Review (The Journal of the Association for Jewish Studies) 26/1 (April, 2002) 152-155.

  32. “Arnold Schoenberg and Ahad Ha’Am.” The Journal of Synagogue Music 29:1 (Summer/Falll, 2003) 31-40. (download)

  33. “Music of the Holocaust.”   In Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (Editor in Chief: Dinah L. Shelton) Detroit: Macmillan (Thomson Gale), 2004, pp. 717-719.

  34. “Victor Tunkel’s Music of the Hebrew Bible—The Western Ashkenazic Tradition.” (a review) The Journal of Synagogue Music 31:1 (Falll, 2006) 233-235.

  35. “Sholom Kalib’s The Musical Tradition of the Eastern European Synagogue” (a review). CCAR Journal  (Fall, 2007).

  36. “Choir.”   In Encyclopedia Judaica (second edition) Detroit: Macmillan (Thomson Gale), 2006.

  37. “Approaches to Teaching Sacred Music in a Secular Context” (co-authored with Robert Eaton, Catherine Connor-Moran, Anthony Leach and Thomas Lloyd). The Choral Journal 47:9 (March, 2007) 41-48. (download)

  38. “The Collection of Abraham Zvi Idelsohn.” (a review) Yearbook for Traditional Music 39 (2007) pp.

  39. “Jewish Music: What’s That?” in Studies in Jewish Civilization 19: “I Will Sing and Make Music”: Jewish Music and Musicians Throughout the Ages.  Edited by Leonard J. Greenspoon, Ronald A. Simkins, and Jean Cahan.  Omaha: Creighton University Press (2008).  Distributed by University of Nebraska Press. Pp. 1-10. (download)

  40. “Contrafaction” The Journal of Synagogue Music. Fall, 2010 (Volume 35), pp. 211-228.

  41. “The Organ and Its Music in German-Jewish Culture” (a review). Shofar Vol. 28, No. 3 (Spring, 2010), pp. 180-182.

  42. “Defending Salamone Rossi: The Transformation and Justification of Jewish Music in Renaissance Italy” in Yale University Institute of Sacred Music Colloquium: Music, Worship, Arts Vol. 5 (Autumn, 2008) (issued April, 2010), pp. 85-92. (download)

  43. “Universalism and Particularism in Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service” The Choral Journal. November, 2009, pp. 20-32. (download)

  44. “Perspectives on Jewish Music” (a review). Shofar Vol. 29, No. 3 (Spring, 2011).

  45. “Biblical accents/cantillation (masoretic). (ii) relation to syntax” in Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics. Edited by Geoffrey Khan, Leiden: Brill, 2013. (download)

  46. “Biblical accents/cantillation (modern reading traditions, musical contours)” in Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics. Edited by Geoffrey Khan, Leiden: Brill, 2013. (download)

  47. “The Organ and Its Music in German-Jewish Culture” (a review). Early Music America Winter, 2011.

  48. “Solo Vocal Works on Jewish Themes: A Bibliography of Jewish Composers By Kenneth Jaffe” (a review) Musica Judaica (Volume XIX) 2009-2010, pp. 328-331.

  49. "Jewish Music in the Italian Renaissance." The Journal of Synagogue Music, vol. 38  (Fall, 2013) 105-108.

  50. "Art Music and Jewish Culture before the Jewish Enlightenment: Negotiating Identities in Late Renaissance Italy." In The Cambridge Companion to Jewish Music. 2016.

  51. "The Cantillation of the Psalms." The Journal of Synagogue Music, 39:1 (March, 2014) pp. 17-34. (download)

  52. "Macabee Songs and the Zionist Agenda." In Jascha Nemtsov (ed.), Jüdische Musik als Dialog der Kulturen / Jewish Music as a Dialogue of Cultures, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2013. (download)

  53. "Music of the Jewish People." The Choral Journal, 55:2 (September, 2014) 67-69. (download)

  54. "Holocaust Music" in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its reception. DeGruyter, Berlin-Boston. March, 2016.

  55. "Sometimes Munah-Pasek is Just Munah-Pasek." The Journal of Synagogue Music. 42:1 (March, 2017), pp. 63-67. (download)

  56. "Decoding the Secrets of the Psalms." The Choral Journal, 56:7 (February, 2016)  20-31. (download)

  57. "Singing a New Song." AJS (Association for Jewish Studies) Perspectives, Spring, 2016, 28-29. (download)

  58. "Louis Lewandowski." Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, Fall, 2017 (download)

  59. "The Musical Tradition of the Eastern European Synagogue: Volume Three A: The Sabbath Eve Service by Sholom Kalib. " (a review) The Journal of Synagogue Music, Vol. 43, pp. 115-118 (September, 2018) (download)

  60.  "A Cappella in the Synagogue" (Introductory Essay) in Ilu Finu: A Cappella for Jewish Prayer, edited by Matthew Austerklein. The Cantors Assembly, 2019.

  61.  "Great Synagogue Choral Classics You’ve Never Heard of (But You Really Should Have)" The Choral Journal (December, 2019, pp. 20-36) (download)

  62. "Participation in Tension with Performance: Choirs and Cantors and Congregational Singing ." Journal of Synagogue Music, 2020 (forthcoming) (download)

  63. "Word Play in the Hebrew Bible."  Journal of Synagogue Music, 2021 (forthcoming) (download)