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Sheet Music: I Have a Little Dreidel

TitleI Have a Little Dreidel
Alternate titlesMy Dreidel
Ikh Bin A Kleyner Dreydl
ComposerSamuel E. Goldfarb (1891–1978)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyC major
RangeG4–C6
Time signature4/4
Tempo104 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (60 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (3 kB) MP3 (469 kB)
Play-along accompanimentMIDI (2 kB) MP3 (522 kB)
Date added2010-11-18
Last updated2010-11-18
CategoriesHanukkah music, Traditional/Folk

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Thursday 18 November 2010

Tune of the Day: I Have a Little Dreidel

Traditional Hanukkah song
Dreidels

Playing with the dreidel (a spinning top with four sides, and a Hebrew letter printed on each side) is a traditional Hanukkah game played in Jewish homes all over the world.

Although this popular tune is often referred to as a Jewish folk song, its author was actually Samuel E. Goldfarb, “the father of Jewish music in America”, who gave it the title “My Dreidel”. Born in 1891, Goldfarb was a prolific composer of songs and other music. Together with his older brother, Rabbi Israel Goldfarb, he composed hundreds of songs which are still sung in Jewish schools today.