The Hasidic Dance- Niggun: A Study Collection and its Classificatory Analysis

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
In: 
Yuval Studies of The Jewish Music Research Centre ( Book )
Publisher: 
The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University
Place of Publication: 
Jerusalem
Year: 
1974
Series: 
Yuval Studies
Volume: 
3
Pages: 
136-266
Languages: 
English
Country / Area: 
Eastern Europe
Tradition: 
Ashkenazi
Description: 

The second part of the article includes 250 Hassidic Dance nigunnim, recorded in Israel in the last ten years by the authors, which are kept in the National Sound Archives. The collection is a representative sample of the genre which can be analyzed to classify the niggunim according to type, and assess its stylistic elements. The pieces were analyzed in the first part of the article according to a number of factors: 1. The form- structure of the niggun. 2. The form- structure of the section. 3. The modal classification. Scores of the dance- niggunim are appended.