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Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids

A Brief List of Material Relating to Yiddish Folk Music

Compiled by: Archive of Folk Culture staff
Publication Date: March 27, 1970

Ausubel, Nathan.
A Treasury of Jewish Folklore. New York: Crown Publishers, 1948.

Beregovskii, Moisei Iakovlevich.
Evreiskie Narodnye Pesni. Moscow: Sovetskii Kompozitov, 1962.

Yidishe Music Folklor. Moscow, 1934.

Beregovskii, Moisei Iakovlevich and Itzik Feffer.
Yidishe Folks-Lider. Kiev, 1938.

Brounoff, Platon.
Jewish Folk Songs. New York: Charles K. Harris, 1911.

Bugatch, Samuel.
"A Bibliography of Yiddish Folk Songs." In The Historic Contributions of Russian Jewry to Jewish Music, edited by Irene Heskes and Arthur Wolfson, New York: National Jewish Music Council, 1967, pp. 54-72.

"The Yiddish Folk Song: Its Importance to Jewish Music." Ibid., pp. 7-12.

Cahan, Judah Leob.
Yiddish Folksongs. New York: International Library Publishing Co., 1912.

Yidishe Folkslider. New York: Friends of the Yiddish Scientific Institute, 1930.

Yidishe Folkslider mit Melodyes. New York: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1957.

Carp, Bernard.
The Jewish Center Songster. New York: National Welfare Board, 1949.

Cohen, Ethal Silberman.
Yiddish Folk Songs. New York: Block Publishing Co., 1924.

Coopersmith, Harry.
The New Jewish Song Book. New York: Behrman House, 1965.

Dobrushin, Ezekiel.
Evreiskie Narodnye Pesni. Moscow, 1947.

Yidishe Folks-Lider. Moscow, 1940.

Dvorkin, Yehoash.
"Social Background of East European Yiddish Folk Love Songs." In Studies in Biblical and Jewish Folklore, edited by Raphael Patai, Francis Lee Utley, and Dov Noy, Bloomington : Indiana University Folklore Series, no. 13 (Memoirs of the American Folklore Society, Vol. 51), 1960, pp. 201-221.

Ginsburg, Saul M.
Evreiskiia Narodnyia Piesni v Rossii. St. Petersburg: Boschoda, 1901.

Goldfard, M.
90 Geklibene Yudishe Folks Lider. Warsaw, 1926.

Idelsohn, Abraham Zebi.
Jewish Music in its Historical Development. New York: Schocken Books, 1967.

"Musical Characteristics of East-European Jewish Folk-Song." Musical Quarterly, volume 18, number 4, October 1932, pp. 634-645.

Janda, Elsbeth.
Lieder aus dem Ghetto: 50 Lieder jiddisch und deutsch mit Noten. Munich: Ehrenwirth Verlag, 1962.

Kaufmann, Fritz Mordechai.
Die Schönsten Lieder der Ostjuden. Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag, 1920. Second edition, 1935.

Kipnis, Menahem.
80 Folks-Lider. Warsaw, 1929.

Hundert Folks-Lider. Buenos Aires: Central Union of Polish Jews in Argentina, 1949.

Kisselhoff, S.
Das Jüdische Volkslied. Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag, 1913.

Kotylansky, Chaim.
Folks-Gezangen. Los Angeles: Chaim Kotylanski Book Committee, 1944.

Kremer, Isa.
Album of Jewish Folk Songs. London: Chappell & Co., 1930.

Lefkowitch, Henry.
Jewish Folk Songs. New York: Metro Music Co., 1935.

Mlotek, Eleanor G.
"American in East European Yiddish Folksong." In The Field of Yiddish, edited by Uriel Weinreich, New York: Linguistic Circle of New York, 1954, pp. 179-195.

"International Motifs in the Yiddish Ballad." In For Max Weinreich on his Seventieth Birthday: Studies in Jewish Languages, Literature and Society, The Hague: Mouton & Co., 1964, pp. 209-228.

A list of Recommended Yiddish Records: Index of 500 Recorded Songs. New York: Educational Department of the Workmen's Circle, 1964.

"Traces of Ballad Motifs in Yiddish Folk Song." In The Field of Yiddish, Second Collection, edited by Uriel Weinreich, The Hague: Mouton & Co., 1965, pp. 232-252.

Rubin, Ruth.
"A Comparative Approach to a Yiddish Song of Protest." Studies in Ethnomusicology, volume 2, 1965, pp. 54-73.

Jewish Folk Songs, in Yiddish and English. New York: Oak Publications, 1965.

"Nineteenth-Century History in Yiddish Folksong." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 15, number 1, Autumn 1959, pp. 220-228. Also in Jewish Quarterly, volume 6, number 1, Autumn 1958, pp. 23-26.

"Nineteenth-Century Yiddish Folksongs of Children in Eastern Europe." Journal of American Folklore, volume 65, number 257, July-September 1952, pp. 227-254.

"Nineteenth-Century Yiddish Love Songs of Eastern Europe." Journal of the International Folk Music Council, volume 7, 1955, pp. 44-47.

"Shire-'Am be-Yiddish be-New York." Edoth, volume 3, April-July 1948. pp. 46-58; "Yiddish Folksongs in New York City," pp, xxi-xxxiv.

"Sholom Aleichem and Yiddish Folksongs." Sing Out!, volume 9, number 3, Winter 1959-1960, pp. 21-26.

"Slavic Influences in Yiddish Folk Songs." In Folklore & Society: Essays in Honor of Benj. A. Botkin, edited by Bruce Jackson, Hatboro, Penna.: Folklore Associates, 1966, pp. 131-152.

"Some Aspects of Comparative Jewish Folk Song." In Studies in Biblical and Jewish Foklore, edited by Raphael Patai, Francis Lee Utley, and Dov Noy, Bloomington: Indiana University Folklore Series, no. 13, (Memoirs of the American Folklore Society, vol. 51), 1960, pp. 235-52.

A Treasury of Jewish Folksong. New York: Schoken Books, 1950.

Voices of the People: Yiddish Folk Song. New York: Yoseloff, 1963.

"Yiddish Folk Songs in French Canada." Journal of the International Folk Music Council, volume 12, 1960, pp. 76-78.

"Yiddish Folk Songs in America." Folk Music, volume 1, number 2, August 1964, pp. 6-7, 50-52.

"Yiddish Folksongs in New York City." New York Folklore Quarterly. volume 2, number 1, February 1946, pp. 15-23.

"Yiddish Folksongs of Immigration and the Melting Pot." New York Folklore Quarterly, volume 17, number 3, Autumn 1961, pp. 173-182.

Yiddish Folksongs of Social Significance. New York: Educational Department of the Workman's Circle, 1968.

Yiddish Folksongs of the Eastern European Jews. New York: National Jewish Music Company, 1948.

"Yiddish Folk Songs of World War II." Jewish Quarterly, volume 11, number 2, Summer 1963, pp. 12-17.

Rudinow, Moshe.
The Yiddish Folk Song. San Francisco: College of Jewish Studies of San Francisco, 1950.

Saculet, Emil.
Yiddishe Volkslieder. Bucharest: Editura Muzicala, 1959.

Schack, Sarah Pitkowsky.
Yiddish Folk Songs. New York: Block Publishing Co., 1924.

Schindler, Kurt.
"The Russian Jewish Folk Song." The Menorah Journal, volume 3, 1917, pp. 146-155.

Schwarzbaum, Haim.
Studies in Jewish and World Folklore. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1968. (Supplement Serie zu Fabula. Reihe B: Untersuchungen, Bd. 3) Pp. 409-417, "Some Recent Contributions to the Study of Other Genres of Jewish Folklore. I: Jewish Folksong, Folk-Music, and Folk Dance."

Shakhnovski, Nahum.
Lieder Gesungen Fun'm Folk. Paris, 1958.

Sonkin, Annabelle.
Jewish Folk Song Resources: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: National Jewish Music Council, 1957.

Strauss, Ludwig.
Jüdische Volkslieder. Berlin: Schocken Verlag, 1935.

Stutschewsky, Joachim.
Folklor Musikali shel Yehude Mizrah-Eropah. Tel Aviv, 1958.

Warshavski, Mark.
Yiddishe Volkslieder mit 31 Nigunim. Buenos Aires: Allweltlicher Yiddisher Cultur Congress, 1958.

Weisser, Albert.
Bibliography of Publications and Other Resources on Jewish Music. Revised and enlarged edition. New York: National Jewish Music Council, National Jewish Welfare Board, 1969.

Yardeini, Mordecai S.
Fifty Years of Yiddish Song in America. New York: Jewish Music Alliance, 1964.

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Yidishe Sovietishe Folks-Lider. Kiev: Akademiia Nauk URSR, 1940.


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