Years after the passing of Reb Shlomo Chaim Kesselman, his student Reb Eliyahu Leib Rivkin, dreamed that he was sitting at a farbrengen with Reb Shlomo Chaim, when he suddenly asked him to start a nigun.
Reb Shlomo Chaim Kesselman was a legendary mashpia who built generations. He was first appointed as a mashpia by the Rebbe Rashab, he continued his holy work through the entire nesius of the Frierdiker Rebbe and into the first 20 years of our Rebbe’s leadership.
About ten years after his passing, his student Reb Eliyahu Leib Rivkin of Kfar Chabad who was himself a talented baal menagen, dreamed that he was sitting at a farbrengen with Reb Shlomo Chaim, when he suddenly turned to him and asked him to start a nigun. Reb Eliyahu began to sing an unfamiliar nigun. When Rabbi Eliyahu awoke from his dream he remembered the tune and called it the “mashpia’s niggun.”
The niggun was performed and recorded by ba’al menagen Rabbi Menachem Amar. This niggun does not appear in Sefer Hanigunim.