New Song of the Month: Haynt Iz Purim, Brider

New Song of the Month: Haynt Iz Purim, Brider

The JMRC staff is proud to present, especially for Purim, a new entry in the Song of the Month series.

Haynt Iz Purim, Brider (‘Today is Purim, Brothers’) is a popular song from the American Yiddish repertoire, and is presented here with extensively researched historical notation ranging from 1880 to 1942, showing the development of the song over several generations.

For the full article, see: http://www.jewish-music.huji.ac.il/content/haynt-iz-purim-brider

Sound Examples: 
Schlesinger Purim Suite, 1951

Suite of Purim songs for orchestra arranged by Hanan (Hans) Schlesinger (1893-1976). 'Heynt iz Purim brider' is the third song in the suite (at 1:42). Unreleased broadcasting 33 rpm record from the Kol Israel collection, recorded on March 21, 1951. Sound Archives, National Library of Israel, K 06539A (on the label of the record 'Heynt iz Purim brider' is called 'Hayom Purim').

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