Hallelujah: Eine Cantatine für 4 Männerstimmen mit begleitung einer obligaten orgel und des chores ad libitum

Giacomo Meyerbeer


Sheet music.

The manuscript is believed to be the earliest extant Reform Jewish liturgical composition. An early example of the work of Giacomo Meyerbeer, “Hallelujah” was probably prepared for use at a service at the Jewish Reformed Temple of Berlin, which met in the Meyerbeers’ home. Giacomo’s father, Juda Herz Beer (1769–1825), was an active member of the congregation. The words to the cantata are by Edward Kley, tutor to the Meyerbeer children and preacher at the temple.


Image provided courtesy of the Library of Congress, Music Division

Published in: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, vol. 6.

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