Ange (LKT)

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“Honga/Hongu/Hangu: A Moldavian line dance in 2/4 time. Also called honge and ange.” Alpert 1996b, p. 58. (Recording references included). 

Ange.” Beregovski/Goldin 1987, #219. (Musical notation included).

“The transitional or ‘Orientalized’ repertoire [of klezmer music] consisted of the dance genres named volekh, hora, sirba, ange, and bulgarish.” Feldman 1994, pp. 7-8

“The Moldavian dances hora and hangu (Yiddish: honga, ange), [are] moderate tempo eastern Romanian dance tunes in 4/4 time characterized by 16th-note runs and arpeggios.” Schlesinger, Alpert and Rubin 1989. (Recording references included).

See Honga.