Cover for RUBIN: Voices of a People: The Story of Yiddish Folksong

Voices of a People

The Story of Yiddish Folksong

A classic study of Yiddish Folksongs of all types in Yiddish and English with notes and annotations that give insight into the larger story of the Jewish experience.

The seminal work of Ruth Rubin, a pioneering collector, singer, folklorist, writer, and crusader for the vanishing legacy of the Yiddish world, Voices of a People remains the only general introduction to Yiddish folksong. A priceless collection of song texts in Yiddish and English, as well as a selection of tunes Rubin transcribed, this volume brings the Jews' ancient, itinerant culture alive through children's songs, dancing songs, and songs about love and courtship, poverty and work, crime and corruption, immigration, and the dream of a homeland. Rubin's notes and annotations weave each text into the larger story of the Jewish experience. Noted scholar Mark Slobin provides a new foreword that includes a biographical sketch of Rubin and an assessment of her contributions over a lifetime of collecting, absorbing, and disseminating Yiddish folksong.

To order online:
//www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/74dek7yq9780252069185.html

To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)

Related Titles

previous book next book
Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler - Cover
Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler

The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso

Beth Abelson Macleod

Tenement Songs - Cover
Tenement Songs

The Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants

Mark Slobin

Singing for Survival - Cover
Singing for Survival

Songs of the Lodz Ghetto, 1940-45

Gila Flam

The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music - Cover
The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music

Composers, Consumers, Communities

Marie Sumner Lott

Sounds of the New Deal - Cover
Sounds of the New Deal

The Federal Music Project in the West

Peter Gough

The Man That Got Away - Cover
The Man That Got Away

The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen

Walter Rimler

Just One of the Boys - Cover
Just One of the Boys

Female-to-Male Cross-Dressing on the American Variety Stage

Gillian M. Rodger

Bluegrass Generation - Cover
Bluegrass Generation

A Memoir

Neil V. Rosenberg

Banjo Roots and Branches - Cover
Banjo Roots and Branches

Edited by Robert B. Winans

American Music - Cover
American Music

Edited by Gayle Sherwood Magee

Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History - Cover
Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History

Edited by Stephen Blum, Philip V. Bohlman, and Daniel M. Neuman

Beyond Bach - Cover
Beyond Bach

Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

Andrew Talle

Black Music Research Journal - Cover
Black Music Research Journal

Edited by Gayle Murchison

A Song of Longing - Cover
A Song of Longing

An Ethiopian Journey

Kay Kaufman Shelemay

Music and the Moving Image - Cover
Music and the Moving Image

Edited by Gillian B. Anderson & Ronald H. Sadoff