Learn to sing Maoz Tsur

The Italian version, by Marcello

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This is the melody I was taught in elementary school. It varies slightly from the written versions I've seen, and so I think it's an embellishment. Nonetheless, here it is for you to enjoy.

The Words

Translation


Maoz tsur y'shu'ati
l'cha na'eh l'shabei'ach
Tikon beit t'filati
V'sham toda n'zabei'ach
L'eit tachin matbei'ach
Mitzar ham'nabei'ach.
Az egmor b'shir mizmor
Chanukat hamizbeiach.
Az egmor b'shir mizmor
Chanukat hamizbeiach.


Rock of Ages, My Salvation
To You it is pleasing to give praise
Establish the house of my prayer
And there I shall bring a thanksgiving offering
When the slaughter  is prepared
Of the vicious enemy
Then I shall complete with song
The dedication of the Temple altar
Then I shall complete with song
The dedication of the Temple altar

 

The Jewish Music Recordings

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Maoz Tsur Popular Recordings

Maoz Tsur Here are the famous Canadian Brass ensemble.
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Maoz Tsur The Zamir Chorale presents a short but elegant a capella performance of the Italian version.
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Maoz Tsur The Pacific Pops Orchestra in this flute, piano and orchestra performance.
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