Song For Hanukkah, A

by Karl Hitzemann

The Hanukkah holiday is a very old one. It honors the struggle of ancient Jews to restore the Temple of Jerusalem. To commemorate this extraordinary event, the Jewish people of today celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah and call it the "Festival of Lights."

In the Jewish tradition, Hanukkah is considered to be a minor holiday and therefore, a bit more lighthearted. But for "A Song For Hanukkah," we decided to do a more pensive and haunting treatment. The lyrics refer to many Hanukkah traditions and customs, but they also speak of dedication, prayer, honor, and hope.

The piece has a playable piano part that would work well for a live performance. Consider using this song as an opportunity to not only talk and learn about Hanukkah, but also the history, religion, and culture of the Jewish people. (from Music K-8, Vol. 24, No. 2)

What's in a Singles Reproducible Kit?These are single song kits that include: a Piano/Vocal Part; a Singer's Part with full rights to reproduce, perform, and use it as many times as you need for your students; and high-quality full performance and accompaniment (instrumental) recordings.

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format. (Visit the Download Help page for more info.)

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A Song For Hanukkah - Downloadable Kit
Downloadable PDFs, Performance/Accompaniment MP3s, and lyric PowerPoint: 8.2MB

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