Favorite songs from Hava Nashira 2018

Here is a list of some amazing songs that I learned at the Hava Nashira 2018 Songleaders’ Workshop, along with some links where you can hear the song and access other useful info such as guitar chords and sheet music. Enjoy!

Kabbalat Shabbat tunes are first in the list.

Song  Composer/Artist  Listening links  lyrics, chords  sheet music  comments
China Camp Niggun Dan Nichols http://www.dannicholsmusic.com/store/china-camp-nigun-dan-nichols-featuring-elana-arian http://www.dannicholsmusic.com/s/China-Camp-Nigun-tefz.pdf
Y’did Nefesh Craig Taubman  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=442PilYqx5o
L’chu Neranena Ken Chasen/Mah Tovu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyB-BVROzog https://sglyrics.com/lyrics/Lchu-Neranenah-Mah-Tovu-v5dZYKD6.html In manginot volume 2, or leadsheet available from Transcontinental music audio also available at oysongs.com or Itunes music
Yis’m’chu HaShamayim Craig Taubman  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4RNNwSJtHQ
Ya’aloz Sadai  יעלוז שדי Fields of Joy Words: Psalm 96, 12 Music: Yoel Sykes and Navot Ben Barak, recorded by Nava Tehila https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwGksNJixtc https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7R-UFJoI7KRb3dlU0pBMjNqbFk https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7R-UFJoI7KRcDRLN1hvQjlHanc Upbeat, catchiest tune ever
Zamru L’Adonai Suki Berry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2cGYbfYI_o
Havu L’Adonai Ken Chasen
L’Cha Dodi Elana Arian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6__KoTrFtMs http://www.elanaarian.com/shop/lcha-dodi
Bar’chu “Am I Awake” Noah Aronson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4evjPk_LoT0
Maariv Josh Nelson
Ahavat Olam Ken Chasen
Sh’ma Debbie Friedman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XobtaBQIZZM
Michamocha Debbie Friedman  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hlpU4NrF80
Adonai S’fatai Natalie Young https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITwe84CudKI
Ptach Libi / Yihiyu L’ratzon Noam Katz https://vimeo.com/21822680
Oseh Shalom Elana Arian  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5ZrF3E5weM
Aleinu, Kaddish
China Camp Niggun Dan Nichols http://www.dannicholsmusic.com/store/china-camp-nigun-dan-nichols-featuring-elana-arian http://www.dannicholsmusic.com/s/China-Camp-Nigun-tefz.pdf
Oseh Shalom Ochs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h04hqihBtOg

 

SHABBAT MORNING
Woke up this mornin with my mind set on freedom Wikipedia says: “The song was created by Reverend Osby of Aurora Illinois in the Hinds County jail during the freedom rides.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pOVElQFNMs http://www.peacecouple.com/2012/05/08/my-mind-is-set-on-freedom-peace-song-for-582012/ http://www.tiompanalley.com/index_files/images/wokeup.pdf
Pitchu Li/to the tune of Sanctuary Sanctuary was written by Randy Scruggs & John W. Thompson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwaAGozT2bI
Open Judith Silver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX7BcPjkq8U&list=PLpoodeOTa_q48WJ1pCyz0fOr7nYzjIDcd https://www.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-216678_open.html another sheet music link–> https://www.oysongs.com/products/sheetmusic.cfm?sheetmusic_id=8074&artist_id=194#scorch
Mah Gadlu Shefa Gold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX0JyrHBvek https://goo.gl/images/qEaqxC
Esa Einai (camp) Dan Nichols & HN 2004 song writing group https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=typXcJy-x4I
Va’anachnu Debbie Friedman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5aEIzw6ZvA
Halleluya Weisenberg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVRzPG9j7xE
Psalm 150 Sufi Chant/Anonymous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXqGwX8vB58
Barechu Nelson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dIdRMEEeNI
Yotzer Or Laura Berkson https://www.dropbox.com/s/u3tuqd0o1dvtsi1/Yotzer-3voices.mp3?dl=0 https://www.transcontinentalmusic.com/PDS-2005-Biennial-Songbook-69266 https://www.transcontinentalmusic.com/PDS-2005-Biennial-Songbook-69266
Ahava Raba Elana Arian and Noah Aronson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w-eQopk5zk http://www.noaharonson.com/sheet-music/ahavah-rabbah-how-deeply-you-have-loved-sheet-music
Shema Sulzer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTjXT55cMCo
V’ahavta Michael Isaacson available at oysongs.com Complete Shieinu p. 270; also available at oysongs.com
Mi Chamocha Dan Nichols https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uf_PvxosRo
Tzur Yisrael Zeidel Rovner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G07YR02Fwoo
Amidah
K’dusha Bonia Shur https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWKYU92sJ1w
Modim Boxt/Silver available at oysongs.com, from Julie Silver’s CD “Anniversary”
One Hundred Names The Nields https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aoop0_TpxqI
May the words Kaiser https://www.ccarnet.org/upb/
Aleinu L’Shabei’ach Dreskin/Nichols https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Zc0ivz-6ZGSz66nh74nHyuFAISb0D1Aj
Beyond (tag: let us say Amen) Dan Nichols https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DlITqUraeQ
China Camp Niggun Dan Nichols http://www.dannicholsmusic.com/store/china-camp-nigun-dan-nichols-featuring-elana-arian http://www.dannicholsmusic.com/s/China-Camp-Nigun-tefz.pdf
Title Composer, text source, artist audio or video – links lyrics, chords – links sheet music –  links
Favorite songs
Ya’aloz Sadai  יעלוז שדי Fields of Joy Words: Psalm 96, 12 Music: Yoel Sykes and Navot Ben Barak, recorded by Nava Tehila https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwGksNJixtc https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7R-UFJoI7KRb3dlU0pBMjNqbFk https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7R-UFJoI7KRcDRLN1hvQjlHanc
One and Only Josh Nelson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sMyxTBPDUI http://www.reformjudaism.org/sites/default/files/Songsheet%20FINAL%20FOR%20DISTRIBUTION.pdf
Aleinu L’shabei’ach Dan Nichols/Ellen Dreskin (?) – correct 🙂 Not yet published, but being released on Dan’s new album sometime soon ://drive.google.com/open?id=1Zc0ivz-6ZGSz66nh74nHyuFAISb0D1Ajhttps
Chocolate Gelt Ellen Allard https://ellenallard.com/shop/chocolate-gelt-hanukah-sheet-music/
Goofy Guf Noah Aronson, Jacob Glickman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPaXZF0FJdE https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1d2eK0D5rH_s6SDmFw3SCTKC0WcTbDxnU
Sh’ma Yisrael Josh Nelson
Ufaratzta Music and lyrics by Noam Katz, Hebrew text: Genesis 28:14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjH9dVvSuKs http://new-nfty.urjyouth.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2016/05/Kutz-2011-Chord-Supplement.pdf
Torah So Sweet Ellen Allard
Driving in my Car Peter and Ellen Allard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=defYtRGjp50 https://ellenallard.com/driving-in-my-car/ https://ellenallard.com/shop/driving-in-my-car-sheet-music/
Hurry Up Shabbat is Coming – Otzar L’Shabbat-1 (Agigity dai dai niggun)  אוצר לשבת From the Beit Tefillah community, music by Yotam Mahler https://youtu.be/WGZ_5fNQf2U “Please email us at international@btfila.org if you would like more information and access to our sheet music.”
Eil Na R’fa Na Lah Music by Or Zohar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47g4Nl1IbMI
B’rich Rachamana  בְּרִיך רַחֲמָנָא מַלְכָּא דְעַלְמָא מָרֵיהּ דְהַאי פִּיתָּא Noah Aronson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siZDAA8lK8c http://www.noaharonson.com/sheet-music/brich-rachamana
L’chu Neranena Ken Chasen/Mah Tovu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyB-BVROzog https://sglyrics.com/lyrics/Lchu-Neranenah-Mah-Tovu-v5dZYKD6.html In Manginot volume 2, or leadsheet available from Transcontinental music
Have you ever been to the waterspout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2eia9cSS4A http://thebirdsings.com/alfred/
Shehechianu taught by Shira Kline, but who wrote it?
River of Life Yoel Sykes
Ana El Na​ ​ Jaffa Road/Aviva Chernick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oymp7CedPyM see resources in HN18 Google drive
Hashiveinu/We Return Elana Arian & Noah Aronson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vZBHYBUSo8 http://www.noaharonson.com/sheet-music/we-returnhashiveinu-sheet-music
Havu L’Adonai Ken Chasen
Ozi V’Zimrat Yah Shefa Gold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3lcuzLjtDk
Oseh Shalom Nava Tehila https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sc5tASLM1o
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Totshabbat.com : What, Where, Why, and for Whom?

I created Totshabbat.com in 2002 as a free listening library of Jewish music for kids. My goals were to:

  • Help Jewish families with young children learn the songs they hear at synagogue and religious school
  • Provide music teachers and Tot Shabbat songleaders with access to recordings and sheet music
  • Shine a spotlight on new artists and new Jewish music
  • Direct visitors to online retailers where Jewish music is available for purchase
  • Distribute demo recordings of new Jewish music including those by amateur composers
  • Respect copyright law by posting with artists’ permission or by linking to audio on their websites

In 2002, if I wanted to purchase a particular song, my only option was to order a CD or sheet music and wait for the package to arrive by snail mail. Can you imagine???

For amateur composers, sharing demo recordings online was also a challenge. Youtube, Facebook, MySpace, and Mixcloud did not yet exist. While some professional musicians had websites, most amateurs did not. Sending a cassette tape by US mail was the easiest method to send music to one or a few friends.

Social networking was going strong though. The Hava Nashira Jewish songleaders’ community fostered group discussion via an email-based listserv, and members posted messages each day. The listserv allowed text only, and members could not send audio or sheet music as attachments to the whole group. I was so frustrated!

We could send links to files posted online though. But how to get the materials posted to the web? Very few of us had the technical know-how to post audio recordings or sheet music on a website.

So I set up Totshabbat.com and learned how to rip tracks and post music and sheet music online.

But in the years between 2002 and 2015, and the world of online music has undergone unimaginable changes.

Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora provide access to huge libraries of recorded music at prices ranging from free to a few dollars per month. Youtube, MySpace, Mixcloud and Bandcamp provide venues for amateur musicians to post new music including basement demo recordings.

So, it’s time to re-imagine Totshabbat.com and consider how the site can better serve the Jewish community. It’s not longer needed as an online file repository. But what should it be instead?

I imagine it as a community website for Tot Shabbat songleaders to share music ideas, and as a source of music suggestions for Jewish families with young children. Can you help me make this vision a reality?

In coming months I will rebuild a new Totshabbat.com, and then direct the website to this WordPress blog page. Watch this space!