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Expanding your musical horizons

23 December 2003

If you’ve ever been over to chez Gordon for a Shabbat meal, you know that Psalm 126 (which is traditionally read before Birkat ha-Mazon) scans to “Scotland the Brave.”

But did you also know that “Maoz Tzur” scans to “Fortuna Imperix Mundi,” the opening song of Carmina Burana?

And did you know that much of Dr. Seuss’s One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish scans to “Tumbalalaika?”