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Composers

Music has been a part of worship services for more than 2,000 years. While much of the earliest Jewish musical traditions were lost with the destruction of the Second Temple, new ones were developed as a result of the Diaspora, with each community developing its own sound that was influenced by local music and customs.
At Temple Emanu-El, our musical tradition is patterned after the great choral synagogues of Europe — those that adhered to the musical tradition of the “Vienna Rite,” which was started by the great cantor Solomon Sulzer of Vienna. His was the first of the great “choral synagogues.” Others following in this tradition were the synagogues of Berlin and Paris, as well as those of Kiev, Minsk, Moscow, Odessa and St. Petersburg.

Following are composers whose works often are featured at Sabbath and holiday services at Temple Emanu-El. It is to their creativity that we are indebted for helping to make Temple Emanu-El an acclaimed musical institution.


Hugo Chaim Adler

Hugo Chaim Adler

Samuel Adler

Samuel Adler

Catherine Aks

Catherine Aks

Leon Algazi

Leon Algazi

Samuel Alman

Samuel Alman

Aminadav Aloni

Aminadav Aloni

Israel Alter

Israel Alter

Robert Applebaum

Robert Applebaum

Lawrence Avery

Lawrence Avery

Morris Barash

Morris Barash

Paul Ben-Haim

Paul Ben-Haim

Jean Berger

Jean Berger

Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin

Herman Berlinski

Herman Berlinski

Andrew Bernard

Andrew Bernard

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

A.W. Binder

A.W. Binder

Ernest Bloch

Ernest Bloch

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

Yehezkel Braun

Yehezkel Braun

Henry T. Burleigh

Henry T. Burleigh

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Julius Chajes

Julius Chajes

Gerald Cohen

Gerald Cohen

Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen

Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

Lori A. Corrsin

Lori A. Corrsin

Pedro d'Aquino

Pedro d'Aquino

Charles Davidson

Charles Davidson

David Diamond

David Diamond

Abraham Ellstein

Abraham Ellstein

Eleanor Epstein

Eleanor Epstein

Meir Finkelstein

Meir Finkelstein

Isadore Freed

Isadore Freed

Herbert Fromm

Herbert Fromm

Elieser Gerovitsch

Elieser Gerovitsch

Elaine Broad Ginsberg

Elaine Broad Ginsberg

Stephen Glass

Stephen Glass

Srul Irving Glick

Srul Irving Glick

Israel Goldstein

Israel Goldstein

Jack Gottlieb

Jack Gottlieb

Charles François Gounod

Charles François Gounod

Paul Halley

Paul Halley

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel

Aharon Harlap

Aharon Harlap

Franz Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn

Max Helfman

Max Helfman

Andrea Jill Higgins

Andrea Jill Higgins

Michael Isaacson

Michael Isaacson

Joshua R. Jacobson

Joshua R. Jacobson

Max Janowski

Max Janowski

Martin Kalmanoff

Martin Kalmanoff

Adolph Katchko

Adolph Katchko

Gershon Kingsley

Gershon Kingsley

Emanuel Kirschner

Emanuel Kirschner

Marc Lavry

Marc Lavry

Matthew Lazar

Matthew Lazar

David Lefkowitz

David Lefkowitz

Elliot Z. Levine

Elliot Z. Levine

Louis Lewandowski

Louis Lewandowski

Benjamin Z. Maissner

Benjamin Z. Maissner

Danny Maseng

Danny Maseng

Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller

Israel Lazarus Mombach

Israel Lazarus Mombach

Samuel Naumbourg

Samuel Naumbourg

Charles Osborne

Charles Osborne

Frederick Piket

Frederick Piket

Jane Roman Pitt

Jane Roman Pitt

Stephen Richards

Stephen Richards

McNeil Robinson

McNeil Robinson

Salamone Rossi

Salamone Rossi

Lazare Saminsky

Lazare Saminsky

Simon Sargon

Simon Sargon

Bruce Saylor

Bruce Saylor

Heinrich Schalit

Heinrich Schalit

Benjie Ellen Schiller

Benjie Ellen Schiller

Franz Peter Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert

Sholom Secunda

Sholom Secunda

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger

William Sharlin

William Sharlin

Naomi Shemer

Naomi Shemer

David Shukiar

David Shukiar

Bonia Shur

Bonia Shur

Raymond Smolover

Raymond Smolover

Robert Solomon

Robert Solomon

William Sparger

William Sparger

Max Spicker

Max Spicker

Ben Steinberg

Ben Steinberg

Salomon Sulzer

Salomon Sulzer

Randall Thompson

Randall Thompson

Frank Van der Stucken

Frank Van der Stucken

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Chemjo Vinaver

Chemjo Vinaver

K. Scott Warren

K. Scott Warren

John Weaver

John Weaver

Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill

Jacob Weinberg

Jacob Weinberg

Lazar Weiner

Lazar Weiner

Moshe Wilensky

Moshe Wilensky

Arthur Wolfson

Arthur Wolfson



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