Sheet music for songs that start with "B"
A personal blessing of a child, which starts with English ("O, dear child of mine, you brighten the world with your smile. . .") and then interweaves Hebrew and English. Published in "Voices in Prayer" and "Jewish Life Cycle." Sung by cantors to their own children upon the occasion of a bar/bat mitzvah.
From the Super Simple Songs collection, this one has a verse (in English) to celebrate a child's birthday. There's also a yom huledet sameach verse. And the song wishes the child not only a happy day but also a happy year ahead. But there are other verses to choose from as well, depending on whether you're celebrating the birthday of the world (Rosh Hashanah), of the trees (Tu B'shevat), of Israel (Yom Ha'atzmaut). The song's range is just 5 notes. Easy peasy.
Includes six blessings over food in a fun, bouncy melody. For instance, "What if I'm eating something that grows out of the ground like some sweet potatoes? For ground-growing foods, there's a different b'racha. I thank God with borei p'ri ha'adamah." Included with the sheet music are two free songsheets that includes the Hebrew blessings--one with Hebrew and transliteration and one with Hebrew but not transliteration. Published in "Gan Shirim."
This one starts off sounding something like a Sousa march but ends with a bit of Broadway flare. Would love to hear a marching band have a go at it. The lyrics, however, are meant to make you smile. If you want a lovely hard-copy piano-and-vocal score, go to the "American Music" page, where you can read the lyrics and watch a music video. If, however, you're in a hurry and simply want a lead sheet, you've come to the right place. Please note that, if and when DC finally gets statehood, you can change the lyrics "No votes" to "We got the vote" and celebrate!