A National Jewish Book Award Finalist
Audio CD included
Dr. Joshua R. Jacobsen is the Winner of the prestigious Cantors Assembly Kavod Award "in recognition of his extensive contributions to the field of Jewish Choral music.... In particular we are grateful for his comprehensive and scholarly research in cantillation. His recently published book, Chanting the Hebrew Bible is certain to be the ultimate source on this subject for many years to come."
Chanting the Hebrew Bible provides a fine history of the tradition and offers a comprehensive explanation of the practice, an explanation of regional variations and grammatical rules, and shows how chanting dramatizes and interprets the meaning within the biblical text. In addition, Jacobson shares his unique system of notation and supplies extensive examples of musical notation.