The Christmas Dreidel
Featuring: Christmas Is Coming, the Goose Is Getting Fat / The Dreidel Song
Arr. Rick England
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
At my friend's house, they celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. Now you can too, with the same piece of music. Two traditional seasonal songs, "Christmas Is Coming, the Goose Is Getting Fat" and "The Dreidel Song," are combined. Discuss with your students some of the compositional techniques (imitation, augmentation) or tonalities that are used to fit these two tunes together. The many teachable moments make this a blast to teach and play!