'Melodies of Freedom': A musical Passover Seder

Sundown on the evening of April 15 marks the beginning of Passover.Pixabay

Melodies of Freedom


April 15, 2022

Passover continues through Saturday, April 23

The beloved holiday of Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Jewish people from enslavement to freedom. It is a time to think of all people who are enslaved and denied basic freedoms around the world. Join host Adam Fine for Melodies of Freedom, a musical celebration of Passover that explores the power of music to bring people together.


  • Seder Songs – Michael Isaacson

  • Go Down, Moses – Traditional

  • Their Land Brought Forth Frogs – George Frideric Handel

  • He Spake the Word – George Frideric Handel

  • He Gave Them Hailstones for Rain – George Frideric Handel

  • Ha Lachma Anya (This Is the Bread of Oppression) – Traditional arr. Bill Vanaver & Reggie Harris

  • A Seder for Peace – Stewart Grant *

  • Eliyahu Ha-Navi (Traditional Ashkenazi) – Traditional

  • El Eliyahu (Traditional Indian) – Traditional

  • Children’s Dance – Ernst Toch

  • Hymn – Ernst Toch

  • Passover Psalm – Erich Wolfgang Korngold **

Listen Itzhak Perlman celebrates Passover with a 'Musical Feast'

*Stewart Grant wrote A Seder for Peace for a seder that brought together Israelis and Palestinians, Christians, Muslims, and Jews for the cause of peace in the Middle East.

**Erich Wolfgang Korngold overcame personal tragedy during the Holocaust to express his faith in the Passover Psalm.

Adam Fine is a host on WCNY Classic FM in Syracuse, New York. He started singing in synagogue from a young age, sparking a lifelong interest in Jewish music. He has a bachelor’s degree in music education and composition from Northwestern University, where he also directed the Jewish a cappella group and Klezmer band.