Khupe-tants (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. By clicking on the bibliographic hyperlink at the end of each citation, you get the full reference.


“‘Khupah Tanz #2.’ The march-like Wedding Dance #2 comes from a recording by Abe Schwartz.” Phillips 1996a, p. 29. (Musical notation and recording references included). 

“‘Tanz Far Alle Mekhatonim.’ This tune is almost sufficiently lively to be a freylakh but I’ll label it a khosidl on a split decision. The Abe Schwartz Orchestra recording upon which this is based sounds like a brisk march...” Phillips 1996a, p. 43. (Musical notation and recording references included). 

“The dances after the khupe were sometimes included under the general name: khupe-dance (khupe-tants).” Rivkind 1960, p. 31

See Fun der khupe and Khupe-marsh.