Seven Melodies for Pesach

As we approach our community second-night seder at CBI, I thought it might be useful to share a few of the melodies we’ll be using that night. Enjoy!

Kadesh Urchatz

This is the melody we’ll use to sing the steps of the “order of the seder.” We’ll sing it each time we come around to a new step in the order, so by the end of the night, everyone will know it well!


Avadim Hayinu

The words of this short song mean “We were slaves, but now we are free.”


Shir Ha-Ma’alot

This setting of psalm 126 is often sung before the Birkat HaMazon, the Grace After Meals.


Psalm 118

Here are two verses from psalm 118, sung as part of Hallel, the songs of praise after the meal.

PitchuLi(Ps118).mp3 and MinHaMeitzar(Ps118).mp3

Eliahu HaNavi and Miriam HaNeviah

Here are both verses of this beautiful song which anticipates the return of the prophets who will herald redemption.


Had Gadya (Beginning)

Here’s the very beginning of Had Gadya, “One Lone Kid.” With each verse, there are more words and it goes faster and faster — but this is how the song begins, and how each verse ends!



One response to “Seven Melodies for Pesach

  1. Pingback: Approaching Pesach and the Omer | CBI: From the Rabbi

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