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Hava Nagilah (ver. 1) by Abraham Zevi Idelsohn - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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"Hava Nagila" (הבה נגילה in Hebrew) is a Hebrew folk song, the title meaning "let us rejoice". It is a song of celebration, especially popular amongst Jewish and Roma communities, and is a staple of band performers at Jewish festivals. The melody was taken from a Ukrainian folk song from Bukovina. The commonly used text was probably composed by Abraham Zevi (Zvi) Idelsohn in 1918 to celebrate the British victory in Palestine during World War I as well as the Balfour Declaration. The transliteration, spelling of the title and lyrics vary. Abraham Zevi Idelsohn (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם צְבִי אידלסון‎; middle name also rendered Zvi, Zwi, or Zebi; 1882–1938) was a prominent Jewish ethnologist and musicologist, who conducted several comprehensive studies of Jewish music around the.    Download this sheet!
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Abraham Zevi Idelsohn (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם צְבִי אידלסון‎; middle name also rendered Zvi, Zwi, or Zebi; 1882–1938) was a prominent Jewish ethnologist and musicologist, who conducted several comprehensive studies of Jewish music around the world. Idelsohn was born in Feliksberg, Latvia and trained as a cantor. He worked briefly in both Europe and South Africa before emigrating to Palestine in 1905 and establishing a school of Jewish music there in 1919. In 1922 he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to take a position as professor of Jewish music at Hebrew Union College. His works include the Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Melodies (10 volumes, 1914-1932) and Jewish Music (1929). He is considered to be the author of the text of the famous Jewish folk song "Hava Nagila." . He is the maternal grandfather of Joel Goodman Joffe (Lord Joffe). Abraham Zevi Idelsohn may also be known as Bashir Am Israelim "Hava Nagila" (הבה נגילה in Hebrew) is a Hebrew folk song, the title meaning "let us rejoice". It is a song of celebration, especially popular amongst.
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