'Melodies of Freedom': A musical Passover Seder
Melodies of Freedom
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 **
*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.