Music for Passover: The Ten Commandments Soundtrack and Freedom! ‘90
by Bob Schwartz
It’s not easy finding Passover morning music. Once you’ve gotten through Maotzur, Chag Gadya and Dayenu at seder, you’re done. Or are you?
The Ten Commandments Soundtrack (1956) by Elmer Bernstein
As memorable and long (3 hours and 40 minutes) as The Ten Commandments movie is, you don’t want to be dealing with Charlton Heston first thing the morning after seder. Instead, listen to the exceptional musical score by legendary film composer Elmer Bernstein.
Freedom! ’90 by George Michael
Once you get past the obvious connection between the Exodus and freedom, there’s no real reason to listen to this for Passover, except it is a great pop track and one of the best videos of the Golden Age of music videos. Also, the album is called Faith, so there’s that.
© 2023 by Bob Schwartz