Sicilian Mariners’ Hymn

This week we bring you a carol I hadn’t hear before – the Sicilian Mariner’s Hymn. which, according to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison.

The tune was associated with the German Christmas carol “O du Frohliche, O du Selige.” and also appears to have had an influence on the African American song “We Shall Overcome.” (https://hymnary.org/tune/sicilian_mariners)

Here’s a link if the embed doesn’t work: https://youtu.be/OHbrwchjmys

Katie Legere, bassoon & Chris Alfano, clarinet

The Dreidel Song

This week we bring you the delightful Dreidel Song (also called “I have a Little Dreidel” or “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel” about the spinning child’s toy and wish a happy holiday season to all of our Jewish friends!

Here’s a link in case the embed doesn’t work: https://youtu.be/tQXJXFSy8wY

Chris Alfano & Katie Legere

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This is Halloween

Happy Friday everyone – this week we have dressed up for Halloween and relocated to a spooky forest to bring you “This is Halloween” re-imagined for bassoon and bass clarinet!

Here’s a link in case embed doesn’t work: https://youtu.be/OUfELWWt3Us

Chris Alfano (the chef) on bass clarinet and Katie Legere (the cat) on bassoon.

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