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Posted by betshalom at Sep 17, 2007 5:05:53 PM
Re: old testament in audio
1. http://www.hebrewworld.com/SpeakingBible.html This is by Shlomo Bertonov and distributed by THE CENTRAL LIBRARY for the BLIND
VISUALLY IMPAIRED and HANDICAPPE in Israel (http://www.clfb.org.il/index-e.htm). He pronounces according to nusach Sefardi, which means he pronounces the Het and Ayin. The Qof, Tet, and Sadi are still according to modern Israeli (not according to old Hebrew like you'd get from a Temani speaker)

2. If you don't want to buy that, then you can listen to the Sefardi rabbi at Mechon Mamre (http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/ptmp3prq.htm), (http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0.htm).

3. As for the woman that set sciptures to music according to a system she researched, the CD is "La Musique de la Bible révélée" by Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Her book and CD are widely available.

Also look at the http://www.israel-music.com for the various Nusuchim (e.g. there is a good set of the Psalms (tehilim) acc. to the Moroccan tradition). Cf. http://www.hatikva.com, http://www.liturgica.com.

If you're looking to learn chanting yourself, look at http://www.renanot.co.il/ and http://www.darga.org.il/eng/index.asp (I've had a good buying experience with Darga).

On a personal note, the CD "Chorale Mystique" by Matthew Lazar has a magnificent rendering of Ps 133 in the Syriac tradition. If you find the CD under $
30, grab it.

Cheers