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The manner in which this chant shifts about, opening in one tone and closing in another, is worthy of observation. I cannot but suggest, that the irregularity may be referable to imperfect trans­mission, caused by uncertain intonation on the part of the singer.
Many of what may be called Hebrew melodies (as distinguished from chants) bear no trace of time « r place. The one I shall give has something like a universal currency, and is to be found in every collection of Hebrew music which I have been able to examine.
This is, surely, a grander and more tractable
hers vi. 22 6. I find, however, that its peculiarity of character, and great reputed antiquity, have also attracted Herr En gel, who has published it in his work ; and as choice was not want­ing, have therefore selected an example which will be less familiar to his readers; while its preference in no respect weakens my case,

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