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.

A Treasury of Chassidic Song


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberCGL 593
Matrix Number CGL 593 B/A
Record Label Collector's Guild
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number401080
Number of Tracks19
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes This group of simple spontaneous Chassidic songs has become a part of Jewish life. They are sung and enjoyed at festivities and ceremonial occasions, and are taught in schools and camps year round. Although these melodies are gay, foot-tapping, finger-snapping folk tunes, the words are all drawn from the liturgy. The intrinsic beauty of the music has been enhanced by the tuneful arrangements of Herbert Rothgarber and the outstanding musicianship of Velvel Pasternak and chorus.

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 - Emes
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
2 - Haben Yakir Li
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
3 - Shiru Lonu
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
4 - Ko Omar
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
5 - Ele Chomdo
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
6 - V'korev P'zurenu
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
7 - Boruch Elokenu
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
8 - Y'vorech
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
9 - Kol Rino
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
10 - V'sechezeno
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
11 - V'taher libenu
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
12 - Vay'hi Bishurun Melech
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
13 - Or Zorua
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
14 - Od Yishoma
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
15 - Chasde (Chasdey) Hashem
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
16 - Asher Boro (Boroh) Soson
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
17 - Utsu Etso
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
18 - Rikud Rebbe Elimelech
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber
19 - Nigun
Composer(s) : Herbert Rothgarber