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The Dreidel Song is a Jewish Folk Song that audiences can't help but bob their heads with a smile and sing along when they hear it.  This arrangement is a great addition your inclusive concert!  It includes music for 2 soprano recorder parts, bells, bucket drum, and additional percussion instruments so you can create many variations so ALL of your students' needs are met, regardless of their skill level or instruments available.



  • Bucket Drum (Easy)
  • Soprano Recorder (Melody / C-G)
  • Soprano Recorder (Harmony / C-C')
  • Bells (Melody)
  • Marimba 1 (Harmony / can be played on bells)
  • Marimba 2 (Harmony / can be played on bells)
  • Bongos (Easy)
  • Finger Cymbals (Easy)
  • Tambourine (Easy)
  • Score (all parts)



MP3 Practice Tracks: (intended for practice, not performance)

  • Percussion
  • Recorders
  • All Instruments



Bell Ensemble

  • Split the Melody and Harmony parts between your more advanced players and have your other players add to the fun with the additional Easy Harmony.

Percussion Ensemble

  • All players play the same part, depending on their collective skill level.
  • Play melody one time through, then repeat introducing harmony, then repeat introducing non-pitched percussion.
  • Multiple groups play different parts at the same time.

Recorder Ensemble with Choir

  • As many advanced players aas you have play the recorder part.  The rest of the students sing the lyrics.

General Music Mashup

  • Students are split into groups to play recorder, bells, bucket drums, or other percussion instruments and have them perform the song together or one instrument after the other with a full-ensemble grand finale!

More Fun!

  • Invite the audience to sing along!

Dreidel Song | Bucket Drum, Recorder, and/or Percussion Ensemble


    Level: (multiple options) Easy to Intermediate
    Players: 1-1000
    Length: 20 seconds - 2 minutes
    Instrumentation:  recorder, bells, bucket drums, misc. percussion instruments

    File Type: PDF (from ZIP)


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    Copyright ©Bucket Drumming 101. All rights reserved by author, Skye "Coach K" Starhawk. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.


    It's respectful, honring, and legally mandated to include the composer's information in Performance Programs and/or YouTube video descriptions:


    Skye Starhawk, born 1987
    Dreidel Song was arranged in 2019

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