Nusach - Nusah - Nusakh

Ma Nishtana

This is a standard version of the four questions of the Seder, sung in the learning formula of the East European Heder and common among the Hasidim. The first version is in Hebrew only, and the second juxtaposes the Hebrew and the Yiddish versions, phrase by phrase.

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Preliminary thoughts toward the study of music without clear beat: the example of 'flowing rhythm' in Jewish nusah

Attempts to conceptualize and illustrate the problem of rhythmic structures without a clear beat, that is, structures which are commonly called free or flowing rhythm. A theoretical framework is proposed for the analysis and transcription of such music.

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Articles in Journals
Spring-Summer 1993