A Carol for Hanukka 02:01

Liner Notes

A setting of verses from Psalm 118, Charles Feldman’s simple piece, A Carol for Hanukka, was a response to conversations with his junior choir at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles concerning their articulated tension between Christmas and Hanukka. Why, the young chorister asked, could they not have a “Hanukka carol” as appealing as the familiar Christmas carols (or the popular, commercially born Christmas songs perceived as carols)? Feldman rose to the challenge by writing this bouncy number. Originally composed for a two-part choir singing in English, it was adapted and published for four-part chorus accompanied by piano, with the words now in Hebrew or English (or, as in this recording, a combination).

By: Neil W. Levin



Composer: Charles Feldman
Length: 02:01
Genre: Choral

Performers: Carolina Chamber ChoraleTimothy Koch, Conductor

Date Recorded: 06/01/2001
Venue: New Tabernacle Baptist Fourth Church, Charleston, North Carolina
Engineer: Rob Rapley (Recording), Tim Martyn (Editing)
Assistant Engineer: Aronczyk, Amanda
Assistant Engineer: Frost, David
Project Manager: Lee, Richard


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