//Dreidel (SATB) – Concert Version

Adam Paltrowitz

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Dreidel (SATB) – Concert Version

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Voicing: Mixed Choir

This SATB/Unaccompanied arrangement is a lot of fun to sing and to watch.  There are very few happy, uptempo songs for Hanukkah.  This is a winner. It is easy to learn and adds humor and diversity to any holiday program and will be a real crowd pleaser!  This piece can also be sung when caroling by eliminating the last section, or it can be attached to the end of the famous “Carol of the Bells” as seen in the linked video below.

Composer: : Adam Paltrowitz
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This SATB/Unaccompanied arrangement is a lot of fun to sing and to watch.  There are very few happy, uptempo songs for Hanukkah.  This is a winner. It is easy to learn and adds humor and diversity to any holiday program and will be a real crowd pleaser!  This piece can also be sung when caroling by eliminating the last section, or it can be attached to the end of the famous “Carol of the Bells” as seen in the linked video below.

The story:

I improvised this arrangement about 10 years ago after my choir and I were discussing the lack of “festive” Hanukkah pieces. “Dreidel”, a child’s Hanukkah song, seemed like the perfect “spin” for an audience surprise.  We improvised the bass and tenor part to sound like a fun “bounce” and created a harmony and counter melody with the altos.  Next, we created some creative staging and a “serious” ending.  We have been performing this piece every year since.  At the concert, we perform this immediately after Carol of the Bells, and when we go caroling, we sing the first half of Dreidel, mixed in with traditional Christmas Carols.

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Adam Paltrowitz is a master educator, composer, conductor, and clinician.

During his 20-year tenure as the Director of Choral Activities at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School in New York, his groups have toured throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States.

He also has pioneered a philosophy that every student is a soloist. Adam’s choral program has also gained great acclaim for the cultivation of eight student-run a-cappella ensembles; some of these ensembles have performed on national and local television programs. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by choirs around the world.

Adam earned his B.S. in music education from New York University, M.A. in vocal pedagogy from Columbia University – Teacher’s College, and Ed.M. choral conducting from Columbia University – Teacher’s College.

​Adam resides in Manhattan with his wife, Blair Goldberg, a professional Broadway actress, and their daughter, Lyla.

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