Tonight begins the fourth night of Hanukkah. Here are three works that celebrate Jewish stories and traditions.
ERNEST BLOCh- AVODATH HAKODESH
Composed in 1933, Avodath Hakodesh is based on Hebrew text from the Sabbath liturgy.
STEVE REICH- TEHILLIM
Tehillim (Psalms) was composed in 1981 and is the first work to reflect Reich's Jewish heritage.
GEorGE FRIDERIC HANDEL- SEE, THE CONQU'RING HERO COMES!
Composed in 1746, Judas Maccabaeus is an Oratorio in three acts that retells the Hanukkah Story.