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Jewish Music in Los Angeles

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Jewish Music in Los Angeles Research Resources

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Klezmers on the Moon, Chaim Goldberg

The UCLA Library Special Collections holds a large amount of primary source materials pertaining to Jewish music in Los Angeles. This guide is intended as a starting place to point researchers to these materials and also serves as a basic orientation on using Library Special Collections holdings. If you have questions or comments about the guide, please contact the Performing Arts Curator, Peggy Alexander.

Hanukkah Music

Hanukkah Sheet Music

All titles are found in the Sheet Music Collection, col. PASC-M 147 unless otherwise noted.

​Chanukah Licht = Di Hanukah Likht ;= Chanuka Lights, 1937, box 525

Hanukha Folks-Lied = Chanukah Folk Song, 1947, box 407

Happy Hanukkah, My Friend, 1992, box 479

Mi Y'malel = Who Can Retell, 1949, box 525

Composers Collections

Performers Collections

   Herb Alpert: A&M Records Collection

Music Administrators, Lyricists, Critics, Producers, Conductors

Yascha Borowsky, Conductor, Los Angeles Biltmore Concert Orchesra 

Yascha Borwosky, Conductor of the Los Angeles Biltmore Concert Orchestra (in Sheet Music Collection, Box 1120, "You Understand and I Love You")

Film and Television Music

Harold Arlen

  • Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive (from Here Come the Waves) in Sheet Music Collection Box 875
  • Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me),in Sheet Music Collection Box 1941, 859
  • Calypso Song (from The PrettyGirl), in Sheet Music Collection Box 391
  • For Every Man There’s a Woman (from Casbah),in Sheet Music Collection Box 65
  • Happiness is a Thing Called Joe (from Cabin in the Sky) in Sheet Music Collection Box 48
  • Man That Got Away (from A Star is Born), in Sheet Music Collection Box 158
  • My Shining Hour (from The Sky’s the Limit), in Sheet Music Collection Box 876
  • Now I Know (from Up in Arms), in Sheet Music Collection Box 231
  • That Old Black Magic (from Star Spangled Rhythm), in Sheet Music Collection Box 875

Kenneth Ascher

  • Rainbow Connection (from The Muppet Movie) in Sheet Music Collection Box 116

Jewish Themed Sheet Music

Sound Recordings of highlighted titles are available through the UC Santa Barbara Cylinder Archive, the UCLA Naxos Music Library or the Florida Atlantic University Recorded Sound Archives

Image Collections

Jewish Performing Groups Represented in LSC Collections

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