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Hast, Revd. Marcus, First Precentor of the Great Synagogue [in London](1840-1911)
The Death of Moses. An Oratorio in three parts [For solo voices, 4-part mixed chorus, and piano.]
Publisher not identified. [circa 1900], 21, Great Prescot Street, Minories, E. London, England - WorldCat: Libraries worldwide that own item: 2. [5], vii, 168 pages. Wrappers are soiled. Back wrapper has tear. First three leaves far from pristine. Book broke into two sections. Marcus Hast was a London cantor and composer. He was born at Warsaw in 1840. In 1864 he went to Germany to study music, and on his arrival at Breslau was appointed cantor at the chief Orthodox synagogue. While at Breslau he gave instruction to many cantors who became prominent, including Rosenthal (Berlin), Birnbaum (Königsberg), Grützhändler (Warsaw), Goldberg, and Ziegelroth. In 1871 he was chosen to succeed Simon Ascher as chief cantor of the Great Synagogue, London. Hast published a large number of transcriptions of Hebrew melodies as well as many original compositions, achieving marked success with his numerous synagogal "pièces d'occasion," most of them for chorus and orchestra. Among his published works are: "The Divine Service" (1873); "Bostanai," a dramatic sacred cantata (1876); "Azariah," an oratorio, produced at Glasgow (1883); the work offered here, "The Death of Moses," performed at Queen's Hall, London (1897); "The Fall of Jerusalem" (1901); the Seventy-second Psalm; "Victoria," a cantata. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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