Sheet Music: Hanerot Halalu

TitleHanerot Halalu
Alternate titlesWe Kindle These Lights
ComposerTraditional Jewish
InstrumentationFlute trio
KeyD major
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-11-21
Last updated2010-11-21
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Hanukkah music, Hymn tunes, Jewish music


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Sunday 21 November 2010

Tune of the Day: Hanerot Halalu

Traditional Hanukkah hymn, arranged for flute trio

“Hanerot Halalu” (“These lights”) is an ancient chant mentioned in the Talmud, a vast collection of Jewish laws and traditions. It is recited or sung while lighting additional Hanukkah candles after the candle for the night has been lit. The hymn states that the sole intent in kindling Hanukkah lights is to publicize the miracle of the lamp burning for eight days on barely enough oil for one, a miracle described in the Talmud.

Many different musical settings of this hymn exist.