(Tara Books). This just-published collection includes hauntingly beautiful Sephardic liturgical songs and Ladino ballads, many of which have never been in print. It features selections from Holland, Italy, Spain, Iraq, Turkey, Morocco and Greece, and includes essays on aspects of Sephardic music and religious practices. Also includes a transliteration guide and guidelines for Ladino pronunciation. The songs are in melody line/chord/text format and are fully transliterated and translated.