Niggunim: The Songbook

About the Book

In these compositions and on the accompanying recordings, you can hear older styles of Jewish music - nigunim (wordless melodies), zemirot (Sabbath-table melodies), choral music, and traditional nusah (prayer chant) - organically melding with the spontaneous improvisation, liberated harmonies and indie soul music of the Brooklyn soundscape. This music is for singing, together. Sing this music with others - at your table, in sacred spaces, and anywhere else where you might create spontaneous moments of collective beauty. Indeed, the nigun is the great communal musical art form of Jewish life. Please use these melodies to build your own singing communities. Nigunim: The Songbook includes the sheet music to the first four CDs in Joey Weisenberg's Nigunim series.