- (Heb. "the Song")Refers to the chanting of the Canticle of Moses (Exodus 15:1–18), part of the daily shaharit service of Jewish liturgy. Melodies vary by tradition and locality.
Historical dictionary of sacred music. Joseph P. Swain. 2006.
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