Two Hanukkah Specials Monday, Dec 2, 2013 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM

December 02, 2013

Tonight starting at 7:00 on WILL-FM it’s “The Evening Concert”. Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for an exploration of Hanukkah traditions on “Candles Burning Brightly”.  At 8:00 host James David Jacobs, Itzhak Perlman, Hankus Netskty examine the common musical ground of Jewish sacred music from diverse cultures on “Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah”.

“Candles Burning Brightly”

Dov Frimer, arr H Netsky/J Jacobson – Al Hanissim (Hebrew) – Zamir Chorale of Boston and instrumentalists/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)
Traditional, arr J Miller – Shehecheyanu (Hebrew) – Chicago a cappella/Jonathan Miller (Chicago a cappella 2005)
Chaim Parchi, arr J Jacobson – Aleh Neiri (Hebrew) – Chaim Parchi, soloist; Zamir Chorale of Boston/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)
Flory Jagoda, arr H Netsky – Ocho Candelikas (Ladino) – Soloists and New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble/Hankus Netsky (Rounder 3165)
Leo Low, arr L Moore – Likhtelekh (Yiddish) – Coro Hebraeico/Neil Levin (Naxos 8.559410)
Traditional/Oujda, Morocco – Hanerot Hallalu (“These Light We Kindle”) (Hebrew) – Voice of the Turtle (Titanic 159)
Traditional, arr A. Binder – Maoz Tsur “Rock of Ages” (Hebrew)
Italian chant – Maoz Tsur
Italian chant, arr Benedetto Marcello – Maoz Tsur
Italian chant, arr Hugo Chaim Adler – Maoz Tsur
Zamir Chorale of Boston/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)
David Weintraub – Eight Bright Candles – Eaken Piano Trio (Naxos 8.554714)
Break bed: Samuel Adler – To Celebrate a Miracle (excerpt) – University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony/Rodney Winther (Naxos 8.559410)
Theodore Bikel reads “The Lost Menorah” by Howard Schwartz from Adam's Soul: The Collected Tales of Howard Schwartz (published by Jason Aronson in 1992; now out of print); used with the kind permission of the author
Scott Robinson – Great is the Miracle, mvt II – Eaken Piano Trio (Naxos 8.554714)
Shelley Olson – Blessing fr A Chanukah Cantata – Rosemary Quinn-Milch, cello (Maju Music 00-1.1)
Traditional Sephardic/Adrianopoli, Greece – Quital'tas (Ladino) – Piffaro, with Julianne Baird (rec live in concert, Dec 3, 2011)
Yiddish Folk Song – Bulbes “Potatoes” – Emil Decameron and His Orchestra, rec Vienna 1959 (Vanguard Classics OVC 6005)
Mikhl Gelbart, arr Mark Zuckerman – Ikh bin a kleyner dreydl (Yiddish) – Chicago a cappella/Jonathan Miller (Chicago a cappella 2005)
Traditional, arr J Jacobson – Drey, Dreydelekh (Yiddish) – Zamir Chorale of Boston and instrumentalists/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)
Flory Jagoda – Hanuka (Ladino) – Voice of the Turtle (Titanic 159)
Traditional Klezmer – Keshenev Bulgar – New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble/Hankus Netsky (Rounder 3165)

“Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah”

Traditional: Maoz Tsur (Hebrew song) - Morris Hollender, voice
(Field recording by Hankus Netsky)

Traditional: Maoz Tsur (Italian chant) - Zamir Chorale of Boston

Traditional (arr. Abraham Wolf Binder): Maoz Tsur (Rock of Ages) - Zamir Chorale of Boston

Traditional (arr. Hankus Netsky): A Dudele - Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (voice); Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

Traditional (arr. Alpert/Bern/Brotman/Rubin): Brave Old Sirbas - Michael Alpert (violin); Alan Bern (accordion); Stuart Brotman (bass); Joel Rubin (clarinet)

Abraham Ellstein & Moishe Oysher (arr. A. Ellstein and H. Netsky): Drey Dreydele - Cantor Moishe Oysher; orchestra conducted by Abraham Ellstein

Abe Schwartz (arr. Hankus Netsky): Romanian Doyne - Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

Yitzhak Schlossberg (arr. Hankus Netsky): R'tzay - Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (voice); Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)

Traditional (arr. Hankus Netsky): Yism'chu/Eternal Echoes - Songs and Dances for the Soul/Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (voice); Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)/04:33/Sony 88725-42006-2

Traditional (arr. Hankus Netsky): Dem Trisker Rebns Khosid - Itzhak Perlman (violin); Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, piano and director); Orchestra (Russell Ger, conductor)


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