Dona Dona, Secunda

Dona Dona, Secunda


Composed By: Sholom Secunda

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Voicing: SATB

Keyword Yiddish theater, freedom

Language: Yiddish

Difficulty: moderately easy

Country: America

Solos: none

Instruments: piano

Lyrics: Aaron Zeitlin

Publisher: Transcontinental Music

year of composition: 1940, arranged in 1996

Timing: 2:25

Tempo: moderate, deliberate

First Line: oyfn furl ligt a kelbl

description: Originally composed for the 1940 Yiddish musical, Esterke, this song was made famous to American audiences in Joan Baez’s popular 1965 recording. Encourage the audience to sing along with the refrain.

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