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Re: creepy: Hatikvah

> I am not clear as to when the tune used today was introduced as a
> setting for the text, but Nulman says that "the earliest printed
> version of the melody of "Hatikvah" appeared in 1895."

Isn't the "classical" melody for Hatikvah "borrowed" from Smetana's "The
Moldau"?  The rhythm is a little different in places, but the note
progressions seem to be suspiciously similar.

Rachel Heckert

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