Look up artist Tsarfat, Ruven


Name: Tsarfat, Ruven
Name (Yiddish): צרפת, ראובן

Songs written or composed


Title: Yidish Tango -- ייִדיש טאַנגאָ
Author: Tsarfat, Ruven -- צרפת, ראובן
Composer: Kon, Henekh -- קאָן, הענעך
Genre: Holocaust
Subject: Exiles/Dance/Tango/Peace/Revenge
Song Comment: Adapted from "A Lidele Oyf Yidish"
Origin: Kaczer 206/Kon 30 29/Vinkov 4 119
Transliteration: CD K-083(a)/CD K-059(c)/Vinkov 4 119/Kaczer 405
Translation: CD K-083(a)/CD K-059(c)/Vinkov 4 119
Music: Kon 30 29/Kaczer 405/Vinkov 4 119

Recordings:


On album: E-014(b) (ESPE Performance Tape No 2)
Track ID: 17490
Artist: ESPE
First line: Shpil-zhe mir a tango oys in Yidish, zol dos zayn...
First line (Yiddish):שפּיל־זשע מיר אַ טאַנגאָ אױס אין ייִדיש, זאָל דאָס זײַן מתנגדיש...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Melody to "A Lidele Oyf Yidish"
Language: Yiddish

On album: E-014(c) (ESPE Jiddische Lieder 3 Maseltow -- ייִדישע לידער)
Track ID: 17513
Artist: ESPE
First line: Shpil-zhe mir a tango oys in Yidish, Zol es zayn...
First line (Yiddish):שפּיל־זשע מיר אַ טאַנגאָ אױס אין ייִדיש, זאָל דאָס זײַן מתנגדיש...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Same melody as "A Lidele Oyf Yiddish"
Language: Yiddish

On album: V-014(a) (Voix du Ghetto Warszawa, 1943 -- געטאָ)
Track ID: 21504
Vocal Becker, Rosalie
First line: Shpil zhe mir a tango oyf in Yidish, zol dos zayn...
First line (Yiddish):שפּיל־זשע מיר אַ טאַנגאָ אױס אין ייִדיש, זאָל דאָס זײַן מתנגדעש…
Language: Yiddish
Style: Concert

On album: K-083(a) (Hidden History Songs of the Kovno Ghetto)
Track ID: 26638
Artist Stepanovsky, David & Ensemble
First line: Shpil-zhe mir a tango oys in Yidish, zol dos zayn...
First line (Yiddish):שפּיל־זשע מיר אַ טאַנגאָ אױס אין ייִדיש, זאָל דאָס זײַן מתנגדיש...
Track comment: Melody to "A Lidele Oyf Yidish"
Language: Yiddish

On album: A-035(d) (Aufwind Jiddische Lieder & Klesmerusik Awek Di Junge Jorn)
Track ID: 28630
Artist: Aufwind
Mandolin Reich, Hardy
Bandoneon/Guitar/Percussion Rohde, Andreas
Clarinet/Arranger Hermerschmidt, Jan
Bass Rotzscher, Heiko
Vocal/Violin/Arranger Koch, Claudia
First line: Shpi -zhe mir a tango oys in yidish, zol dos zayn misnogdish oder khasidish,
First line (Yiddish):שפּיל־זשע מיר אַ טאַנגאָ אױס אין ייִדיש, זאָל דאָס זײַן מתנגדעש אָדער חסידיש,
Language: Yiddish
Style: Klezmer/Concert
Length: 3' 11"

On album: K-059(c) (Daniel Kempin/ Mir Lebn Eybik/ lider fun getos un lagern -- מיר לעבן אײביק)
Track ID: 28631
Vocal/Guitar Kempin, Daniel
Violin Reznik, Dimitri (b.1969), violin
Violin Meier, Sigi
Contrabass Muller, Thomas O. H.
First line: Shpi -zhe mir a tango oys in yidish, zol dos zayn misnogdish oder khasidish,
First line (Yiddish):שפּיל־זשע מיר אַ טאַנגאָ אױס אין ייִדיש, זאָל דאָס זײַן מתנגדעש אָדער חסידיש,
Language: Yiddish
Length: 3' 00'

Title: Verastikh Li (Castelnuovo) -- וארשׂתּיך לי (קאַסטעלנואָװאָ)
Also known as: Hoshua 02:21-22
Also known as: Hosea 02:21-22
Also known as: My Betrothed
Composer: Tsarfat, Ruven -- צרפת, ראובן
Genre: Biblical/Prophet
Subject: Betrothal/Faithfulness/Hosea 02:21-22
Origin: Hoshua (Hosea) 02:21-22)/Alb S-063(a)
Transliteration: Alb F-015(b)/Alb S-063(a)
Translation: Alb S-063(a)/Alb F-015(b)/Alb S-075(a)

Sheet music:


Folder: 837
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Translator: Max Wohlberg
Texts: Hebrew/Transliteration/English
Publisher: Mills Music, Inc.
Publisher address: 1619 Broadway, New York, NY
Date: 1951
Provenance: Gift of Gail Morrison Hall
First line: Verastikh li l'olom, verastikh li b'tsedek…
Notes: Blue lettering on light blue and white tablet shaped design. Back cover includes three titles of "Wedding Songs". English title is given as "Eternal Love"

Folder: 845
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: English
Publisher: Mills Music Inc.
Publisher address: 1619 Broadway, New York 19, NY
Date: 1951
Provenance: Gift of Gail Morrison Hall
First line: And I will betroth thee unto me forever…
Notes: From "Songs and Processionals for a Jewish Wedding". Blue lettering on backround of white tablets. English Text, Hosea, Chapter II, Verses 21-22.

Recording:


On album: S-063(a) (American Jewish Art Songs Paulina Stark)
Track ID: 16462
Vocal Stark, Paulina
Piano Shank, Nadine
First line: Verastikh li leolam verastikh li, betsedek uvemishpat...
First line (Hebrew):וארשׂתּיך לי לעוֹלם וארשׂתּיך לי, בּצדק ובמשפּט, וּבחסד וּברחמים:
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Text, Translation and Transliteration with Album
Language: Hebrew
Style: Art Song/Classical/Concert

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