October 5, 2014 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #613842
My sister is getting married now – does anybody have any recommendations for songs at the Chupa?October 5, 2014 9:53 pm at 9:53 pm #1037719ivoryMember
Ask your sister and her chosson which songs they wantOctober 5, 2014 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm #1037720
Simcha Leiner sings a stunning one – I think it’s called “Pischi Li” – not sure.
Tefillat Kallah – Yaakov Shwekey (Album: Kolot)
There are a lot of nice old songs – Mi Adir from Alumni (Yerachmiel Begun), Asher Bara by Shloime Dachs (Not sure what album – I think Avinu but don’t quote me).
Meheira – Miami BC (Album: Yovo) Nice song; not sure it’s the best for a chuppa thoughOctober 5, 2014 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm #1037721
What about a couple introduction (“intro”) song? Do they have one picked out already?October 5, 2014 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #1037722
My sister is getting married now – does anybody have any recommendations for songs at the Chupa?
How about, when the grandparents walk down, you can play “ilan ilan”?
Cute idea, no?
(Get it, it’s like you’re saying that the grandparents are the tree in the moshol and the kids are the netiyos. It isn’t an exact comparison because usually the grandparents are not so completely perfect and have such completely perfect lives that you can’t think of anything to bless them with. But nobody probably except me will think of that, because they’ll be too busy smiling at your brilliance application of the worst song in modern music.)October 6, 2014 12:19 am at 12:19 am #1037723
You don’t like Ilan Ilan?October 6, 2014 12:35 am at 12:35 am #1037724
Yes, OK, maybe popa took it a bit far, but I prefer other shwekey songsOctober 6, 2014 12:44 am at 12:44 am #1037725screwdriverdelightParticipant
I’m willing to bet a chupah is nicer without background music.
But only if people are quiet, or you’re left with their background noise. (And no way will you get people to be quiet.)October 6, 2014 12:47 am at 12:47 am #1037726
You don’t like Ilan Ilan?
Not at all. It is “fake emotion” at its best.
You see these people shuckling and furrowing their brow and chocking out the words as they sing them, at a kumzitz or someat. And what are they being so emotional about? A song about a tree? A contextless application?
It’s just manufactured emotion. Completely silly. It’s a dumb song.October 6, 2014 1:00 am at 1:00 am #1037727
No, it’s how the younger generation expresses its admiration and brachah to the older generation.October 6, 2014 1:15 am at 1:15 am #1037728
Well, that doesn’t make any sense. The chazal clearly wasn’t intended to apply to the entire older generation of every generation!!October 6, 2014 1:32 am at 1:32 am #1037729oomisParticipant
“How about, when the grandparents walk down, you can play “ilan ilan”? “
I happen to love that song, and it is WHOLLY appropriate for grandparents marching down.
As to noise during a chuppah, I am asronished and proud to relate that when my daughter got married 8 years ago, my son-in-law’s friends were singing Im Eshkacheich (magnificently harmoniously)
a capella under the chuppah, and you could hear a pin drop during the entire chuppah. Not a single sound except for the what was happening under the chuppah. I really have no answer as to why that is so, and I never experienced it prior or since,at other chasunahs that we have made.October 6, 2014 1:34 am at 1:34 am #1037730
Try Country Yossi’s “Elan Elan.”
OP (yekke2), any details as to what you’re looking for?October 6, 2014 1:39 am at 1:39 am #1037731
I like the message. I’m just not crazy about the tune.
SDD – i don’t agree. Music makes everything nicer, and far more emotional. Also, a song remains in people’s memories. A person will often associate a memory/feeling with a certain song.October 6, 2014 2:04 am at 2:04 am #1037732
Clarification: As is sort of visible in my above post, I did not mean to suggest Country Yossi’s “Elan Elan” as a chupa song, just to suggest it for people who don’t like Shwekey’s “Ilan Ilan” (which I’ve never heard), though I suppose by the same reasoning…October 6, 2014 2:15 am at 2:15 am #1037733
What has shwekey to do with ilan ilan? Its an abie rotenberg song from eish.October 6, 2014 2:34 am at 2:34 am #1037734
Shwekey sings it on his album Ad bli Dai. It was composed by Yochanan ShapiroOctober 6, 2014 2:42 am at 2:42 am #1037735October 6, 2014 3:18 am at 3:18 am #1037736
Yes, I’m aware of it. That isn’t “ilan ilan.” It’s just another song with the same words.October 6, 2014 3:54 am at 3:54 am #1037737
Alright, but shwekey’s Ilan is very popular. Lots of people think it’s stunning. Idk if it’s the best song for a chuppa – to me, it seems a bit random. (Although that could be because the song isn’t my taste)October 6, 2014 8:51 am at 8:51 am #1037738
Looking for a very inspirational tune to sing to the words of Mi Adir and Mi Bon Siach…October 6, 2014 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm #1037739
Mi Adir from Alumni, as I said above is really gorgeous. Eli Gerstner sings a stunning mi adir (album: yosis). Also Dovid Gabay (album: Legabay – I THINK)
Mi bon siach – there’s always the classic abie one (I THINK its on an album called Kol Zimra??? or something??), probably way over-used but stunning anyway. I think he has composed a few but the one I’m thinking of is his nicest one (in my humble opinion, anyway;) ) Shalsheles 2 sings a stunning one as well, but again probably done too many times.
I am positive that Avraham Fried, MBD and Yaakov Shwekey all sing nice ones, just can’t think of them off the top of my head. Shwekey – maybe on cry no more? But I don’t really remember…. Also I think you should really consider the simcha leiner song, even if it’s not the exact words you’re looking for. It’s a gorgeous song, like all his music.October 6, 2014 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #1037740screwdriverdelightParticipant
“asader lesudassah” (the chassidish one, played on lchayim tish 3) is good for “mi adir”
on the subject of chupahs, is there a makor for the minhag to walk down the chosson/kallah with candles?October 6, 2014 7:29 pm at 7:29 pm #1037741DaMosheParticipant
I recently sang at a chuppah. For Mi Adir, I used the tune from Chatzos Lailah, from Miami Boys Choir. For Mi Bon Siach, I used the one from Lev V’Nefesh 2. Then, I used Shwekey’s Im Eshkacheich.October 6, 2014 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #1037743Little FroggieParticipant
Was at a wedding years ago where the musician played at the request of the Kallah (I kid you not) the Teshuva song from Middos Machine (a most beautiful melody, btw)October 7, 2014 8:06 am at 8:06 am #1037744haifagirlParticipant
I was at a wedding last night, and after the brochos, before breaking the glass, they sang “Im Eshkacheich.” I thought that was really nice.October 7, 2014 10:04 am at 10:04 am #1037745
It was probably SayIDidIt’s daughterOctober 7, 2014 11:33 am at 11:33 am #1037746
“It was probably SIDI’s daughter” that was in reference to the wedding with a song from MMMOctober 7, 2014 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #1037747streekgeekParticipant
Was at a wedding years ago where the musician played at the request of the Kallah (I kid you not) the Teshuva song from Middos Machine (a most beautiful melody, btw)
I always wanted to walk down to the “kipah kipah” song from R Kunda’s The Magic Yarmulka but it just wouldn’t happen… 😉 I still love that song though!October 7, 2014 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #1037748
streekgeek – that’s one of the Shmuel Kunda songs I DON’T like!!!! (There’s very few of them, btw – I think only kipa, yum-yum-yarmulke and where is hymie himmelstein) btw, yekke2, hows the decision going? could u tell us when you have decided on songs? Thanks!October 7, 2014 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #1037749heavy briskerMember
how about be’ein maylitz yoisher.October 7, 2014 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #1037750streekgeekParticipant
cozimjewish – Shhhhh….don’t tell me that! Me and all my sisters has loved it since we were kids. I’m not going to listen to such things from you…October 7, 2014 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #1037751
The Chosson is thinking about Daled Bovois, the Kallah likes Chamoil (see Youtube stunning chuppas with shira chior where they sing this), and they both like the “chupa choson” from Werdyger family. Mona Rosenblums “Groise Chasuna” album is also very nice, but not going to be. Still deciding!!October 7, 2014 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #1037752
Everybody (DY) knows there’s only one song worth walking to the chuppah to.October 7, 2014 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #1037753
Yes, Gam Ki Eileich…October 7, 2014 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #1037754
DY – which gam ki elech?
streekgeek – sorry! dw i am a huge shmuel kunda fan, nevertheless!October 8, 2014 2:25 am at 2:25 am #1037755joker bar daddyMember
kol berama…………………..or yehi ratzon by simcha leinerOctober 8, 2014 2:50 am at 2:50 am #1037756
JBD – I was thinking of Kol Berama, but I didn’t think it was appropriate for a chuppa. That song reminds me of Leiby Kletzky (probably coz the first time I heard it was on the Chofetz Chaim Tisha B’Av video the year he was killed) and it’s such a sad, sad song. A chuppa is supposed to be moving, yes, but sad?October 8, 2014 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #1037757
Thanks everyone for all your suggestions! Keep them coming!October 13, 2014 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm #1037759Just SmileParticipant
Personally, I walked down to The Shalom song from Marvelos Middos MachineOctober 13, 2014 1:06 pm at 1:06 pm #1037760
LOL! You people make me laugh! Yes if only I could have “Everything has a place” “I ran I ran” or “I am Simcha Shtark” at my wedding……not sure what all the guests would think though ;DOctober 13, 2014 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #1037761
In our community, chuppas are NEVER on time, so “Always late” might be appropriateOctober 28, 2014 5:54 pm at 5:54 pm #1037762
So she got married. And the Chupa was on time.
When the Chosson came out, they sang Boruch Habo, and then Mi Adir to the chune of “Pnei Lelboin/Koily Shema”. When the Kallah came out it was Brucho Habo, and then Mi Bon Siach to the tune of “Shomrei” (belz). Stunning.
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