Sunday, December 28, 2003

Questions, Questions, Questions

Naomi Chana has a few Chanukah related music questions:
Should we turn down the TV [currently playing Yet Another Christmas Concert on PBS] before we light the menorah? Should we turn it off? Do we need to leave it down/off until the candles burn out? Does it matter if the music in question is "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland" versus "O Come All Ye Faithful"? What if the music changes -- do we interrupt the lighting?
Why is there no Hanukkah sheet music for banjo? (Not that we can't figure it out -- "Mi Y'malel" sounds awesome with a clawhammer technique.)
Incidentally, is there some reason "It Came Upon The Midnight Clear" doesn't qualify as Hanukkah music (the more eschatologically oriented sort, of course)?
As they'd say in Yeshiva... She's asking good!"