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Hassidic Tunes of Dancing and Rejoicing

Various Artists
Hassidic Tunes of Dancing and Rejoicing

This 1978 Folkways release takes what was then a new approach to presenting Hassidic dance music—recording it live, without “staging,” at ceremonies and festivals in various Hassidic communities throughout Israel. Featured are instrumental tunes and songs—and even vocal imitations of instrumental music. The first issue in the Anthology of Musical Traditions in Israel by the Hebrew University Jewish Music Research Centre, the album includes extensive liner notes in English and Hebrew that explore the role of music and dance in the Hassidic tradition.

Track Listing

101
Walenstein's Niggun, Hora Moshe "Musa" Berlin, Binyamin Barzevsky, and Avraham Segal 4:52
102
String of Meron Tunes: Vocal Imitation of Instrumental Music: Abu's Hotser Daniel Bergstein, Yehosua Dov Rubinstein, and Avraham Eckstein 3:29
103
Amar Rabbi Akiva, Wa'amartem koh le-hay Brizel 1:38
104
Turkish Tune Yehosua Dov Rubinstein and Daniel Bergstein 2:25
105
Schaeffer's Niggun: Meron Dance Tune Ha-hedva Band 3:01
106
Tune for Leading the Bridegroom Michael and Elhanan Silber 2:41
107
Mazltov - Mazeltov Binyamin Barzevshy, Yehuda Freiman, and Semuel Borenstein 3:22
108
T'hies ha-meysim - Resurrection of the Dead, Brogez Tants Moshe "Musa" Berlin and Avraham Segal 3:20
201
Slow Hora: Instrumental Tune Moshe "Musa" Berlin and Avraham Segal 3:05
202
Yearning Tune of the Habbad Hassidim Semuel Zalmenov 3:54
203
Jester's Tune for the Mitzvah Tants Josef Greenwald 3:00
204
Rejoicing Tune to Lo Tevosi Mendel Brichto 2:11
205
Dance Tune Michael and Elhanan Silber 1:39
206
Waltz of the Modzhith Hassidim Avraham Weingarten 1:00
207
Mitzvah tants: Mis-sod hakamim, Ya'amod (Jesting), Bore olam be-qinyan Avraham Bord 1:58
208
Dance Tune Avraham Segal, Moshe Berlin, and Binyamin Barzevsky 5:52

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