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Jewish Wedding Songs, by Eli

These are recordings and arrangements I've written for traditional Jewish wedding songs. When sheet music is provided, it's the final version of the arrangement.

These recordings were made using poor-quality equipment, and some were made when I had very little experience writing music, so they're not fully representative of how the songs would actually sound in person. If I'll be singing at your wedding, feel free to ask me to perform any of these for you in person.

Mi Adir

The ceremony beings when the Chatan (groom) enters the room. Mi Adir is typically sung while the Chatan walks down the aisle. Alternatively, it can be sung after the groom arrives at the Chuppah.

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This version is based on the tune of the Chabbad Anim Zemirot, with slight modifications. It's arranged for three baritone/bass voices. Only midi is available.

Mi Ban Siach

Once the Chatan arrives at the Chuppah, the Kalah (bride) walks down the aisle, then walks around the Chatan seven times. Mi Ban Siach may be sung at either stage. Since the ritual takes some time, and the song is short, some couples have instrumental music during one stage, and vocal during the other, but the vocal piece can be extended or repeated if desired.

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Shevah Berachot

Following the shared cup of wine, the giving of the ring, and the reading of the ketubah, the Shevah Berachot (seven blessings) are recited. Most of these are chanted, but the sixth blessing includes a short song. They may be recited by one person, or split between seven different people.

End of Ceremony

At the end of the ceremony, the groom traditionally stomps on a glass, in memory of the destruction of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem. At many Ashkenazi weddings, Im Eshkachech is sung at this point.

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Psalm 128

In Yekesh (German) communities, Psalm 128 (Shir haMa'alot, ashrei kol yerei hashem…) is sung instead of Im Eshkachech.