Frimorgns (LKT)

This entry is part of the Lexicon of Klezmer Terminology (LKT). The LKT compiles a wide array of source materials that shed light on the historical and contemporary state of knowledge about klezmer music. Each entry includes a number of citations from primary and secondary sources that include or refer to the term in question. It also indicates whether musical notation or sound recordings are included in the source. To view the full reference, click on the bibliographic hyperlink at the end of each citation.


“At a wedding they used to play in honor of each in-law a ‘vivat’ and in the morning later a ‘frimorgns’ or a ‘dzshan dobri’, in Yiddish euphemistic language therefore it was called... according to how much it cost: ‘opshpiln a bezon, a viston, a frimorgen,’ ‘obgeshpilt a dobranots,’ obgeshpilt a vivat.” Elzet 1918, pp. 34-35