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The Eight Nights of Chanukah

From: WQXR
Length: 27:48

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The Jewish holiday of Chanukah – the Festival of Lights – is celebrated over the course of eight nights. In a series of radio vignettes called The Eight Nights of Chanukah, WQXR’s Naomi Lewin tells the stories, and talks about the customs of the holiday, including the Chanukah miracle, lighting the menorah, traditional foods, and why Chanukah is so hard to spell. Each of The Eight Nights of Chanukah also contains music for the holiday. Read the full description.

Chanukah_image_small The Jewish holiday of Chanukah – the Festival of Lights – is celebrated over the course of eight nights. In a series of radio vignettes called The Eight Nights of Chanukah, WQXR’s Naomi Lewin tells the stories, and talks about the customs of the holiday, including the Chanukah miracle, lighting the menorah, traditional foods, and why Chanukah is so hard to spell. Each of The Eight Nights of Chanukah also contains music for the holiday.

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Timing and Cues

Timings
Night 1: The Chanukah Miracle (3:38)
MUSIC: “Maoz Tsur” performed by Zamir Chorale
In: This is the first of eight nights of Chanukah
Out: Music sting

Night 2: Judah Maccabee (3:47)
MUSIC: G.F. Handel: Judas Maccabaeus: “See, the conqu'ring hero comes" performed by
Choir of New College, Oxford and the King’s Consort
In: This is the second of eight nights of Chanukah
Out: Music sting

Night 3: Lighting the Menorah (3:44)
MUSIC: “Hanerot Halalu” performed by Boston Children's Chorus
In: This is the third of eight nights of Chanukah
Out: Music sting

Night 4: Chanukah Food (3:20 )
MUSIC: “Ocho Kandelikas” performed by Flory Jagoda
In: This is the fourth of eight nights of Chanukah
Out: Music sting

Night 5: When Does Chanukah Fall? (3:16)
MUSIC: “Maoz Tsur” and “Chanukah” performed by Rachel Van Voorhees
In: This is the fifth of eight nights of Chanukah
Out: Music sting

Night 6: Chanukah Traditions (2:46)
MUSIC: “S'vivon, Sov, Sov, Sov” performed by Margie Rosenthal and Ilene Safyan
In: This is the sixth of eight nights of Chanukah
Out: Music sting

Night 7: Playing Dreidel 3:40
MUSIC: “Mi Yimalel” performed by Margie Rosenthal and Ilene Safyan
In: This is the seventh of eight nights of Chanukah
Out: Music sting

Night 8: How to Spell Chanukah (3:40)
MUSIC: Chanukah Suite performed by Eaken Piano Trio
In: This is the eighth of eight nights of Chanukah
Out: Music sting

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Maoz Tsur Zamir Chorale unknown. unknown 2012 :00
G.F. Handel: Judas Maccabaeus: “See, the conqu'ring hero comes Choir of New College, Oxford and the King’s Consort unknown. unknown 2012 :00
Hanerot Halalu Boston Children's Chorus unknown. unknown 2012 :00
Ocho Kandelikas Rachel Van Voorhees unknown. unknown 2012 :00
“Maoz Tsur” and “Chanukah” Rachel Van Voorhees unknown. unknown 2012 :00
S'vivon, Sov, Sov, Sov Margie Rosenthal and Ilene Safyan unknown. unknown 2012 :00
Mi Yimalel Margie Rosenthal and Ilene Safyan unknown. unknown 2012 :00
Chanukah Suite Eaken Piano Trio unknown. unknown 2012 :00

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