Nigun Anthology is a diverse, dynamic and distinctive compilation of wordless Jewish melodies and liturgical settings.
Featuring a CD with all 56 songs, Nigun Anthology is an ongoing supply of both new and old worded and wordless melodies: In the same volume, you will find that great Chasidic tune that you've been looking for and discover a newly-composed nigun by one of a distinguished cast of Jewish composers.
For those unfamiliar with the colorful history behind nigunim, the Foreword by noted ethnomusicologist Judah Cohen will bring you up-to-date.
Looking for a specific tune or forget what the tune is titled? Nigun Anthology features a useful Notational Index which organizes the music by melody line.
For anyone with even a fleeting interest in Jewish music, Nigun Anthology is sure to provide you with a source of joy and soulful moments in worship.
b'shert for Jewish music veterans
Sam Glaser and
Bruce Burger) to join together in this nigun project, a CD collaboration that was over a year in the making! They take the traditional Jewish wordless song to new heights with 19 singably contagious reggae-klezmer-worldbeat arrangements of nigunim, both ancient and new (including many of Sam's original compositions). This recording, with over seventy-four minutes of music lovingly produced and arranged with their ten piece
Nigun Unlimited Orchestra, also features guest vocal performances by members of
Moshav Band, Blue Fringe, Soul Farm, Gershon Veroba, Six13, B'samim, Kol Zimra, and
Beatachon. Selections include:
Aliyah, If You Believe, Melawach, Ob La Nigun, M'nucha V'simcha, Bar Yochai, David Melech Yisrael, Nigun Hachayal, L'chayim Nigun, Mizmor L'david, 2000 Year Old Nigun, Meshuganigun, Levaya, T'shuva Nigun, Abracadabra, Al Tira, Kislev, Hertzeliya Hoedown, and
Daled Bavot. The twin souls of Sam and Bruce have met, intertwined, and made beautiful music together!
From joyous to contemplative, these nigunim update the tradition with klezmer and reggae overtones.