General Editor

Reviews Editor

Eytan Agmon (Bar-Ilan University)
Irit Yardeni (Bar-Ilan University)

Editorial Board

Judith Cohen (Tel Aviv University) Don Harran (Hebrew University) Edwin Seroussi (Bar-Ilan University)

Welcome to the Home Page of Min-ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online.

Min-ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online is a refereed scholarly journal published on World-Wide Web and sponsored by the Israel Musicological Society, its copyright owner. It includes articles, reviews, and readers' comments on any of its items .

Min-ad (Hebrew for gamut) is aimed at a diverse community of music scholars. The Editor welcomes submissions in diverse areas of music research (among them historical, theoretical, analytical, ethnic, educational, and cognitive). Submissions that c oncern Judaic, Hebrew, or Israeli themes are particularly welcome.

On the average, articles should not exceed 6,000 words and comments 2,000 words. See Guidelines for Authors for additional information on preparing and sending submissions.

Min-ad includes solicited reviews (ca. 3,000 words) of publications and special musical events, with special attention to Israeli publications and music performances. Scholars and musicians are invited to call the Reviews Editor's attention to publ ications and musical events of particular interest to readers of this Journal, and should request of their publishers to forward published materials, including books, musical editions, recordings, videos, and computer software to the Journal for review. S ubmissions should include retail price and the full address of the publisher. Please address all review materials and correspondences to:

Irit Yardeni, Reviews Editor
Min-ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online
Dept. of Musicology
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan, Israel, 52900
Fax: (972)-09-7496267

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A Note on Our Logo

The Guidonian "hand," with notes and syllables written in Hebrew characters, is found in a Hebrew translation and adaptation by Judah b. Isaac (Provence? 14th-15th c.) of an anonymous elementary Latin treatise on musica plana. See Israel Adler, Hebrew Writings Concerning Music, RISM BIX2 (Munich: G. Henle, 1975), pp. 80-88. See also idem, "Le traité anonyme du manuscrit Hébreu 1037 de la bibliothéque nationale de Paris," in Yuval: Studies of t he Jewish Music Research Centre, ed. by Israel Adler in collaboration with Hanoch Avenary and Bathja Bayer, vol. 1 (1968), pp. 1-47.

The "hand" is reproduced herein with the kind permission of G. Henle, Munich.


Lee Rothfarb, Editor of Music Theory Online, and Kerala Snyder, Editor of the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, have provided helpful information, suggestions, and advice.

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E.A., 1.7.1997