Songs of Chanukah

Songs of Chanukah

by Jeanne Modesitt, Robin Spowart
     
 

This collection of fifteen songs--folk tunes, traditional melodies, and contemporary compositions--touches on every aspect of the holiday and will become an important part of family celebrations. Brief commentaries on each song, a recipe for latkes, and instructions for playing dreydl make this an ideal introduction to Chanukah. Full color throughout.See more details below

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This collection of fifteen songs--folk tunes, traditional melodies, and contemporary compositions--touches on every aspect of the holiday and will become an important part of family celebrations. Brief commentaries on each song, a recipe for latkes, and instructions for playing dreydl make this an ideal introduction to Chanukah. Full color throughout.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
A collection of Chanukah songs and blessings presented in English and transliterated Hebrew, these works draw upon centuries of Jewish tradition. The introductions provide factual information about the holiday and its customs. The musical scores are appropriate for piano, guitar, and voice.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
These Songs of Chanukah were compiled by Modesitt, illustrated with warm glowing colors by Spowart and arranged by Ophir, an Israeli musician-composer. The fourteen songs range from contemporary to traditional and cover a wide range of Chanukah traditions. Accompanying the songs are brief explanations of the history of the traditions which make this an excellent family resource book.
Ellen Mandel
for adults working with children. Rich shades of purple, subdued blues and greens, and hushed oranges seem to glow in the light of a Hanukkiyah in Spowart's lush acrylic illustrations of traditional family Hanukkah festivities. Each attractive painting shares the page with a brief introduction to the featured holiday song; on the facing page is the music. Some of the songs are in their original English, others appear in transliterated Hebrew with the English version below. Appropriately opening with the blessings sung to light the Hanukkah candles, the collection includes several traditional melodies and tells when they are customarily sung--e.g., "Ma-oz Tzur" is usually enjoyed after the candle-lighting ceremony. Popular folk tunes as well as more modern pieces round out the selections, which, together with the commentary, illuminate the customs and meaning of Hanukkah. This slim volume is a treasure for holiday collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316577397
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.35(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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