Music for Chanukah (a.k.a. Hanukah, Channuka, Hannukah, Hanukkah, or even Hannukka!)
Songlyrics and songsheets:
Two-page Chanukah songsheet (MS Word) This one was put together by Robin Selinger.
Six-page Chanukah songsheet (html) This one was put together by Marsha Fensin.
With lots of Hebrew text (pdf) This one is a gift from a Hava Nashira member, Michael
Some sheet music can be found at tiwestport.org.
Audio tracks for listening:
From the CD "Debbie Friedman Life at the Del" available at cdbaby.com and Amazon.com
Not by Might-Not by Power (Realaudio) Debbie Friedman
Oh Chanukah Oh Chanukah - Tzlil V'zemer Children's Choir
S'vivon sov sov sov
Miracle of The Maccabees - The Chanukah Story
From the CD "Celebrate Chanukah" available at cdbaby.com and craignco.com
Ocho Kandelikas (mp3, clip) Flory Jagoda
Light One Candle (mp3, clip) Peter Yarrow
The Latke Song (Realaudio) by Debbie Friedman (at the end of this fun medley!)
From the CD "Shanah Tovah - Songs for Jewish Holidays"
The Dreidl Song (Realaudio) by Debbie Friedman
From the CD "The Remains of Tom Lehrer" available at Amazon.com
Hanukkah in Santa Monica (Youtube video) music by funny man Tom Lehrer
Mi Y'maleil (mp3) Maoz Tzur (mp3) S'vivon (mp3)
From the CD "Cha Cha Chanukah" by The Shirettes available at cdbaby.com
Cha Cha Chanukah (mp3 clip)
From the CD "Latkes and Hamentashen" by Fran Avni (songs composed by Jacki Cytrynbaum) available at jewishmusic.com
The Chanukiah (How many candles) (RealAudio)
From the CD "Just in Time for Chanukah," by Margie Rosenthal & Ilene Safyan, available at cdbaby.com.
Chanukah Blessings (first one..."Ner shel Chanukah")
From the CD "Jewish Holiday Songs for Children," by Rachel Buchman, available at jewishmusic.com.
My Candles ("In the window") (RealAudio)
Drey Zich, Dreydele (Turn around, Little Dreydl) (RealAudio)
From the CD "Pray for the Peace" by Sababa (a.k.a. Steve Brodsky, Robbi Sherwin, and Scott Leader),
available at cdbaby.com
One little, two little... (mp3)
New song by Steve Klaper:
Light the Lights of Chanukah (mp3) Light the Lights of Chanukah-sheet music (pdf)
Rabbi Larry Karol,
Rabbi Larry Karol,
and Lisa Baydush:
These Lights (mp3) These Lights-sheet music (pdf)
New songs by Billy Dreskin
The Maccabees (mp3) Sheet music and background info
Potato Latkes (mp3) Sheet music and background info
Maoz Tzur (RealAudio) Western Wind, from the CD "The Chanukkah Story," Narrated by Theodore Bikel, available at jewishmusic.com
Chanukah Chag Yafe (RealAudio) Doda Mollie (a.k.a. Mollie Wine), from the CD "Chanukah Pajamikah!" available at dodamollie.com
[another version...] Chanukah Joyous Holiday (mp3) From the CD "To Life! Chanukah and Holidays" available at jewishmusic.com.
S'vivon (RealAudio) Jill Moskowitz, from the CD "Miracles: Chanukah and Passover Songs for Kids" available at soundswrite.com, jewishstore.com and jewishmusic.com.
Judah Maccabee (mp3) Rabbi Joe Black, from CD "Aleph Bet Boogie" available at jewishmusic.com and soundswrite.com
Lots of Latkes (pdf) English folksong originally entitled "Chumbara," adapted for Chanukah by Cantor Allen Leider.
Mi Y'Maleil (Doot-doot) (RealAudio) performed by Kol B'Seder (Cantor Jeff Klepper and Rabbi Dan Freelander.) This song was written by Debbie Friedman, and you can find her performance (with no doot-doots) on her album "Not by Might."
Mi Yemalel (RealAudio) Achi Ben Shalom Another beautiful melody for this traditional Chanukah lyric!
Al HaNisim (RealAudio) Listen Up! A Capella, from the CD "Al Hanisim," available at jewishmusic.com
Dreidel Spinning Top (RealAudio) Sally and the Daffodils, from the CD "Put a Smile On Your Face" available by contacting Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maccabee, the Hammer
(mp3, clip) Peter and Ellen Allard, from the CD "Peter
& Ellen Allard
Sing Shalom: Songs For The Jewish Holidays" available at cdbaby.com
Read the complete lyrics
Light the Lights (RealAudio) Elaine Serling, from the CD "Join the Circle" available at elaineserling.com
Letters on the Dreidel (Real Audio) and Chazak
V'Ematz (Real Audio)
Joseph, from the CD "It was a Miracle" available
Oh If I Were a Dreidel (Real Audio) Judy Caplan Ginsburgh, from the CD "Chanukah Favorites" available at jewishmusic.com.
Lighting Candles in the Dark (mp3) by Ros Schwartz
Shir Synergy (a.k.a. Lisa Baydush, Audrey Katz, and Barry Astrow)
Chanukah's Here (mp3) Sheet Music (pdf)
From the CD "Find the Sunshine" available at cdbaby.com
Triumph of Spirit (mp3)
From the CD "Sing a Song" available at cdbaby.com
Light Eight Candles (mp3) by Lisa Baydush
Extras: sheet music (pdf) video (wmv) classroom cards (pdf)
Note-- Lots more "extras" available at ShirSynergy.com
Chanukah Rap Sheet music (pdf) By Gordon Lustig Copyright 2003 Gordon Lustig
Hallalu (RealAudio) recorded by Robin Selinger
This Night (mp3) by Marge Eiseman with Kathy Gohr This Night-Lyrics & Chords (html)
Light the Candles (mp3) sheet music (pdf) and Five Brothers Maccabee (mp3) sheet music (pdf) by Marcy Mirkin
We Kindle The Lights (pdf) By Peter and Ellen Allard (sheet music)
The Maccabees (mp3, sample) sheet music (pdf) by Carol Boyd Leon, from the double CD set "Gan Shirim" available at CDBaby.com.
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