I’m not sure what instrument will actually be playing with us but I have input the clarinet option so you’ll have some idea what it will sound like. There are no decent videos of this piece on YouTube but I did find a professional track on the publisher’s website. I have added it as the last track on the album below.
Trying something new here. Katrina has scanned the score for us and I am uploading a pdf here so you can start learning the song before we distribute music. Also, if you are away from your score and you have a sudden desire to practice, you’ll have words and music anywhere you can access the internet.
The word Chanukah can be tricky to pronounce which is why I asked for clarification in rehearsal. The first “h” sound has a bit of phlegm to it and should come out like the “ch” at the end of the Scottish word loch. It’s toward the back of your throat. As with many consonants, a little goes a long way when singing, so if you find this tricky just sing a regular h and someone else can make the real sound. The “u” vowel is also a problem since Americans tend to pronounce it with a schwa sound while Hebrew speakers make it more of a long “u.” I believe we’re going with the American version. Here’s a little video of the American way and a sound clip of the Hebrew so you can hear the difference.
For playback, click the line you are interested in hearing. To “fast forward” or “rewind” just click and drag the end of the moving line. Click the pause button on the album cover to stop playback. If you’d like to download a track to your own computer, right click on the track line and follow the pop up menu instructions.
To return to the the rehearsal recordings page, just click here.