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.” (

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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!

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Chris Alfano & Katie Legere

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