Mazltov far di mekhutonim (LKT)

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“The transitional or ‘Orientalized’ repertoire consisted of the dance genres named volekh, hora, sirba, ange, and bulgarish. In the non-dance cateogry the most important genre was the doyne (doina). In addition, there were a number of non-dance genres (such as mazltov far di makhetonim) which were related to the zhok -- the latter having either a dance or non-dance genre function.” Feldman 1994, p. 7-8

“‘Mazel Tov Mekhatonim.’ This [is a] bouncy walking tune... [A. Schwartz, 1919].” Phillips 1996a, p. 31. (Musical notation and recording references included).