A nigun is, at its simplest, any melody. However, in my own music, I use this word only when it is wordless, and, most importantly is carefully structured to take the singer(s) and listener(s) on an emotional and spiritual journey, shaped with a specific intention. I have written much more about this in my articles, Nigun, kavanah and Chassidism and What’s the point of chanting?.

Here is a listening list of the nigunim I have composed over the years: