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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Document Type:||Book, Sound Recording|
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|Language Note:||Text in English and Hebrew.|
|Description:||xl, 277 pages : illustrations (some color), map, music ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).|
|Contents:||Historical, social and musical background --
The poetry in its historical context --
Song texts and music notations.
|Series Title:||SOAS musicology series.|
|Other Titles:||More precious than pearls|
'Sara Manasseh's Shbahoth is a wonderful anthology of hymns sung by Iraqi Jews and a window into the musical and religious life of this ancient community. It comes along at a time when this aspect of