Fellowship Description

During my fellowship year, I hope to set up an independent website that complements my forthcoming book Jews and Music in 19th Century America. In addition to high quality scans of synagogue music publications from the era—many for the first time—the site will include detailed, cross-referenced analyses of the pieces contained therein, a trove of supporting documents from contemporary newspapers and synagogue archives, interactive maps chronicling the travels of major Jewish music figures of the time, and original recordings of the music. When completed, the full site will allow visitors to experience in detail the sound of the 19th century American synagogue.