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Chassidic Ecstasy in Music

Shmuel Barzilai

Contents: Music in Judaism – Chassidism – The Niggum (Melody) – Dance – The Shabbat and Music – Music in Mysticism – Musical Expression in Chassidic Courts – Composers and Lyricists – Famous Niggunim: Legends and Examples – Adages referencing Chassidic Music – Chassidic Approach to non-Jewish Music – Musical Instruments used in Chassidic Music – Neo-Chassidic Movements.