Candles Burning Brightly

Candles burning brightly in Mindy Ratner's menorah.MPR Photo / Nate Ryan


Candles Burning Brightly 2015

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December 03, 2015

Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for Candles Burning Brightly®, a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewish communities, plus an exploration of well-loved holiday traditions.

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Program Playlist

Yiddish Folk Melody (arr Judith Clurman, Larry Hochman and Brian Stokes Mitchell; orch L Hochman): "O Chanukah, O Chanukah" fr "Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah" Suite - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond w/Ron Raines, bar (Sono Luminus 92182)

Traditional (arr Robert Schultz; adapted Andrea Stern): Blessing - Andrea Stern, harp....rec at Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at American Public Media July 2014

Solomon Golub (arr Zalman Mlotek): "Borukh Ate Singt der Tate" - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond (Sono Luminus 92182)

Traditional Folk Melody: "Lichvod HaChanukah" - Ron Raines, bar w/Essential Voices USA Orch/Judith Clurman, cond (Sono Luminus 92182)

Folk Melody (arr Judith Clurman, Larry Hochman and Brian Stokes Mitchell; orch L Hochman): "Haneirot Halalu" fr "Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah" Suite - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond (Sono Luminus 92182)

Traditional (arr H Steiner): "Haneyros Halalu" - New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble/Hankus Netsky, cond (Rounder 3165)

Flory Jagoda (arr/prod Steve Barnett): "Ocho Candelikas" - Chanticleer and the Chanticleer Holiday Orchestra/Joseph Jennings, cond; used with permission of arranger/producer

Jay Unger: "Lights of Chanukah" - the Jay Unger & Molly Mason Family Band w/University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orch/Kevin Bartram, cond (Rounder 9153)

Folksong (arr Stephen Prussing): "Hayo, Haya" - Sursum Corda/Lester Siegel, cond (MSR 1295)

Paul Schoenfield: "Al Hanisim" - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond w/Paul Schoenfield, p (Sono Luminus 92182)

Traditional (arr Robert Schultz): "My Candles" AND Traditional (arr Sylvia Wood; adapted Andrea Stern): "Yodim Atem" - Andrea Stern, harp....rec at Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at American Public Media July 2014

Traditional Sephardic: "Quitaltas" - Piffaro rec live in Philadelphia 2011

"Latke-making Demonstration" - Chasia Segal (Rounder 3165)

Traditional: "Bulbes" (Potato Song) - Emil Decameron and His Orchestra (Vanguard 6005)

Traditional Ashkenazic (arr A Binder): "Maoz Tsur" ("Rock of Ages") - Zamir Chorale of Boston/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)

Traditional Italian, arr Andrea Stern: "Maoz Tsur" - Andrea Stern, harp; rec at Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at American Public Media July 2014

Traditional Italian, arr Hugo Chaim Adler: "Maoz Tsur" - Zamir Chorale of Boston/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)

Traditional, arr Steve Barnett: "S'vivon" - New England Conservatory Chorus/Tamara Brooks, cond (Rounder 3165)

Mikhl Gelbart (arr Mark Zuckerman): "Ikh bin a kleyner dreydl" - Chicago a cappella/Jonathan Miller, cond (Chicago a cappella 2005)

Traditional Yiddish, arr J Jacobson: "Drey Dreidelekh" - Zamir Chorale of Boston and Ensemble/Joshua Jacobson, cond (Afka 901)

Hear the 2013 program here.