The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

Music of Modzitz


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberCGL 630
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Collector's Guild
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number401071
Number of Tracks8
Date Recorded1962
Album Artists
Notes The first of the rebbes of the Modzitz dynasty was Rabbi Ezekiel of Kuzmir (1775-1856), a grandson of Shlomo Zalman, one of the Baal Shem Tov's disciples. Rabbi Ezekiel stressed song and dance to his followers and said, �To me the Sabbath is not complete unless I hear a new nigun.� The musical tradition of the dynasty was carried on by who followed. It is estimated that the Modzitz rabbis composed thousands of nigunim.

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Chassidic Waltz
Composer(s) : comp: R. Saul; arr: - Richard J. Neumann
2 - Rikud I
Composer(s) : comp: R. Samuel Elijah; arr: - Richard J. Neumann
3 - Rikud II
Composer(s) : comp: R. Saul; arr: - Richard J. Neumann
4 - First Opera
Composer(s) : comp: R. Saul; arr: - Richard J. Neumann
5 - Chassidic March
Composer(s) : comp: R. Saul; arr: - Richard J. Neumann
6 - K'vakoras
Composer(s) : comp: R. Saul; arr: - Richard J. Neumann
7 - Areshes S'fosenu
Composer(s) : comp: R. Samuel Elijah; arr: - Richard J. Neumann
8 - Vald Nigun
Composer(s) : comp: R. Israel; arr: - Richard J. Neumann