Niggunim

The Hasidic Niggun as Sung by the Hasidim

Editor

Contains Niggunim of various genres, and from various Hassidic dynasties, performed either in solo or group singing (choir or congregation), occasionally with instrumental accompaniment. The Niggunim are taken from a variety of calendar and life-cycle events: Shabbat, Festivals, Zemirot, Tish, Wedding, Dance, Devequt, Marches, Waltzes, etc.
Most of the tracks were recorded in Jerusalem and Benei Berak, others in Kefar Habbad, Rehovot, and one in the US.

Material Type: 
Recordings
Year: 
2004

The Incredible Clarinet

Performer

1. Sunrise Sunset
2. Nigun
3. Avinu Malckenu
4. Jerusalem of Gold
5. Shefer Nigun
6. Give us peace
7. Naive Fathers
8. On sabbath day
9. Let's be happy
10. Let's be cheerful, said the rabbi
11. Long live the nigun
12. May the tempel be rebuilt
13. So they dance in Safad
14. Walking to Casaria
15. Sher
16. Nigun for Giora

Material Type: 
Recordings
Year: 
1982

Invention individuelle et tradition collective dans la musique juive de Hongrie

Also in: Musicological Studies 3 (1980): 139-58. Interviews made during field work in Hungary and Czechoslovakia illustrate the emic concepts about musical composition in Ashkenazic Jewish music. The concepts differ considerably with regard to various styles within the tradition. Nevertheless, it is generally agreed that Hassidic nigumim are original inventions of composers from Hassidic courts.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1982-83

Sefer Hanigunim

175 Hassidic songs, some with words, transcribed and arranged by Weisser. Also contains Chabad version of torah cantillation as notated by Weisser.

Material Type: 
Scores
Year: 
1948

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