The righteous man — the Tzaddik Reb Michele Zlotchover was a talented composer and one of the main singers of his Rebbe, the Baal Shem Tov.

Once Reb Michele was ill and could not bask in the presence if his Rebbe, he composed at that time the melody known as "Reb Michele Zlotchover's Melody of yearning."

The soft, exalted tones of the melody express the Chassd's longing for his Rebbe; the inner joy he experiences in the presence of his Rebbe; and his spiritual bind with and total devotion to his Rebbe.