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Melody of Four Stanzas

Melody of Four Stanzas

Rabbi Schneur Zalman’s Niggun


Musical Notes

A melody, niggun, composed by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the first Chabad rebbe. The song has four stanzas, corresponding to the four spiritual worlds, Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah, and Asiyah. Each stanza is intended to elevate the singer and listener to the next spiritual realm.

Due to its holiness, this special melody is sung only on special occasions and dates.

Composed or Taught By
Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi
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Ryan Gelb / Rueben Ben Bloomaneche 11598 December 2, 2016

Beautiful Reply

Anonymous November 25, 2013

Beyond words! Reply

Chabad de Jaeger Barrydale Little Karoo South Africa August 23, 2013

Today 18 Elul 5773 I am celebrating this beautiful melody, with love and gratitude to Rabbi Schneur Zalman, who was born on 18 Elul 1745. May his soul be blessed. Reply

Anonymous fiji January 4, 2013

the piece was really awesome..........I LOVE IT Reply

stanley Palm Beach Gardens, Florida January 20, 2012

Such feeling, compassion and uplifting emotion as one rises from world to world. Reply

Anonymous Charleston, WV January 19, 2012

I would also recommend Andy Statman. He is a world class mandolin and clarinet player. Because of his mandolin playing he is a much-sought-after session musician for bluegrass, but he is also a Chabad hasid and has put out a few albums of traditional Jewish music. His album "Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge" has a number of niggunim in a similar style to this. Reply

Jonathan Tulsa, OK January 18, 2012

Where can I go to purchase and download this rendering of this music? Reply


Who can confirm that this melody is composed by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi? Reply

Anonymous Jerusalem, Israel August 9, 2011

This niggun is most beautifully enjoyed and uplifting when sung by Chassids during the auspicious occasion when a chattan and Kallah (bride and groom), are standing under the presence of the Holly Shechinah under the Hoopah. Reply

Anonymous cleveland, 44118 November 28, 2010

this is the most amazing niggun, probably my favorite out of all the niggunim i ever heard Reply

Shirah Houston, TX September 19, 2008

Wow! I was really moved by this melody, and just in time for Shabbat. We just went through Hurricane Ike, thank G-d we're OK. I needed some lifting today. Reply

Chani Benjaminson, September 18, 2008

This particular selection is by Chanan Bar Sela and is available at the links posted above. Reply

Anonymous Ofallon, IL/USA September 18, 2008

What is the source of the versiion on this site? Is it accessible for purchase or is thiis a restricted version? Reply

Chani Benjaminson, September 17, 2008

Here are links to where two different versions of the melody can be purchased you'll have to contact the distributor directly to find out whether it's available. Reply

Suzy Forest Hills Gardens, NY, USA September 16, 2008

Who is the clarinetist? Fabulous! Reply

Chani Benjaminson, September 16, 2008

Currently I have not yet found a CD which includes this melody. I will keep on searching and will post a note if I find it! Reply

Leah Levy Monsey, NY September 16, 2008

I also would like a copy! Where can I buy?
Or, download for free?

Extremely relaxing :-) Reply

Chani Benjaminson, September 4, 2008

This particular selection is by Chanan Bar Sela and is not currently available for purchase. Reply

Anonymous USA September 1, 2008

I am reminded of the hasid who spent all his money which he had for food and necessities for his family to buy a song from a stranger he encountered on a journey . . . and of the Shlomo Carlbach story of two hasidim and a thief who were arrested and thrown into jail . . . the two hasidim sang a very beautiful song and the thief was so captivated by its beauty that begged one of them to teach him their song. The authorities came and "silenced" the hasid and the thief, whose neshamot soared up and up to the Kesay HaKavod . . . such was the longing of their being for the Source of All Being. The jailkeeper thought he had killed the two hasidim, and released the "thief" who was in reality the other hasid. And thus the story was told. Can we imagine the music of Dovid HaMelech? I hear the notes but I see the tagin of the otiyot before they are affixed one to the other . . . waiting anxiously for their "completion" Reply

J. Caplan September 1, 2008

Is this available on CD or is there a downloadable version (for a wedding)? Please advise.
Thank you. Reply

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