Kulmus Hanefesh: A Musical Journey into the Hassidic Niggun

Kulmus Hanefesh: A Musical Journey into the Hassidic Niggun

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Material Type: 
Recordings
Publisher: 
Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Music Center
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem, Israel
Place of Recording: 
Jerusalem, Israel
Year: 
2009
Edition: 
1
Series: 
Contemporary Jewish Music
Volume: 
1
Pages: 
1 CD + Booklet
Media: 
CD
Languages: 
English
Hebrew
Country / Area: 
Israel
Tradition: 
Eastern Ashkenazi
Description: 

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Sound Examples: 
Dance Niggun

This niggun of instrumental nature originater in the Bukovina region today located in the Ukraine. Yair Harel's Middle Eastern style of drumming and singing forms a natural bridge linking what would seem to be two contrasting styles which commonly come together in Klezmer music originating in the Balkans.

Sweet Hymns Shall Be My Chant.

This sacred hymn attributed to Rabbi Yehuda he-Hasid (d.1217) is sung in Ashkenazi synagogues at the end of the Sabbath and holiday morning services and it customary to open the Holy Ark while singing this poem.

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