With Passover beginning April 8, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has released a medley of classic holiday tunes recorded by musicians at home in self-quarantine. “On behalf of the orchestra, we wish all our subscribers and all music lovers in Israel a happy Passover and good health,” reads the YouTube description.

Conductor Lahav Shani introduces the three-minute performance, which includes pieces of “Ma Nishtana,” “Simcha Raba,” “B’tzet Yisrael” and “Avadim Hayinu.”


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The musicality and sound quality of the finished recording is impressive considering it was made with each musician playing alone, in self-quarantine, with their own recording equipment. A total of 20 musicians (and at least one baby) participated in performing the arrangement by trombonist Micha Davis.

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