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Lich’vod Hachanukah


Lich'vod Hachanukah is a traditional Jewish song for Hanukah; the title means "In Honor Of Hanukah". The traditional folk tune was popularized with words written in Hebrew by Israel's national poet, Chaim Nachman Bialik. The Hebrew words describe the lighting of the candles and making of traditional Hanukah foods, asking, "do you know what it's for?"

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Perfect for the harpist looking for a broader holiday repertoire, this piece is different and beautiful. With its lilting and haunting melody with swirling accompaniment and (optional) harmonics is a lovely addition to your holiday harp repertoire.

Two pages; intermediate; no lever changes; key of G minor. Chord symbols included. Arranged for full size harp (lowest note second G below middle C, highest note third D above middle C).

Listen to Lich'vod Hachanukah (software-generated mp3):