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Shine Little Candles: Chanukah Songs for Children
     

Shine Little Candles: Chanukah Songs for Children

by Rachel Buchman
 
Children's artist Rachel Buchman has compiled a comprehensive Chanukah collection for young and old alike. The impressive album -- on which Buchman provides English lyrics, arrangements, character voices, guitar, and vocals -- features a wide array of goodies, including classic songs such as "Ma'oz Tsur" (Mighty Rock), "Chanike, Oy Chanike," and "I Had a Little Dreydl

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Children's artist Rachel Buchman has compiled a comprehensive Chanukah collection for young and old alike. The impressive album -- on which Buchman provides English lyrics, arrangements, character voices, guitar, and vocals -- features a wide array of goodies, including classic songs such as "Ma'oz Tsur" (Mighty Rock), "Chanike, Oy Chanike," and "I Had a Little Dreydl," plus delightful short stories, blessings, and kid-friendly explanations of holiday-related traditions and rituals, comprising 25 tracks all together. Shine Little Candles also spotlights lesser-known Chanukah songs sung by a chorus of children and adults, including "Nu in the Middle," "Once There Was a Wicked King," and the title song. Most songs are sung a cappella, but those with accompaniment rely on traditional instruments such as acoustic guitar, violin, and accordion. Interestingly, the disc also includes selections in languages other than English and Hebrew. Yiddish tracks, which are sung in both Yiddish and English, include "Gut Yontef Aych, Kinder" (Happy Holiday, Children), "Mayn Dreydl" (My Dreydl), and "A Freylech Vinter-Lid" (A Happy Winter Song), while Ladino (a Spanish-sounding Jewish language) songs include "Ocho Diyas Di Felisita" (Eight Days of Happiness) and "Ocho Kandelikas" (Eight Candles). A more diverse Chanukah album might exist, but it certainly wouldn't top this enjoyable collection.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Rachel Buchman's Shine Little Candles: Chanukah Songs for Children gathers 25 traditional Chanukah songs sung in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino. From well-known tunes like "I Had a Little Dreydl" and "Festival of Lights" to traditional fare such as "Chanike, Oy Chanike!," "B'rachot," and "Ocho Kandelikas," the album is a diverse, delightful Chanukah celebration. Fiddler Ferenc Illyeni, accordionist Terry Cavanagh, and a chorus of children and friends add extra warmth to this singable, danceable collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2000
Label:
Rounder Select
UPC:
0682161809823
catalogNumber:
8098

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Performance Credits

Rachel Buchman   Primary Artist,Dumbek,Guitar,Cymbals,Vocals,Voices,Bell-tree,Wind Chimes
Jacob Yunis   Vocals
Judith Yunis   Vocals
Aaron Mark   Vocals
Dustin Mark   Vocals
Jenna Mark   Vocals
Koby Caplan   Vocals
Terry Cavanagh   Accordion
Carmit Gilad   Vocals
David Gilad   Vocals
Omer Gilad   Vocals
Roni Gilad   Vocals
Joseph Kass   Vocals

Technical Credits

Dashiell Hedayat   Composer
Rachel Buchman   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Concept,Drawing
Flory Jagoda   Composer
Andy Bradley   Engineer
Steve Netsky   Producer
Ray Cook   Composer
Susan Marsh   Cover Illustration
Roni Gilad   Drawing

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