By Max Bruch
Arranged by Toby Caplan
For Flute and Bassoon or Cello
Score only – no parts included
At the beginning of the 16th century, a hazzan or cantor in Germany composed this stirring tune which expresses fear, impassioned pleading and hope for ultimate deliverance. This plaintive and touching melody, adopted by the Ashkenazim throughout the world, is not used by Sehpardic and Asian Jews who recite Kol Nidre in the manner of a simple prayer. This version that has been adapted for flute duet is taken from the Max Bruch work, which was arranged in 1880 for cello and orchestra.
A traditional Jewish song which is used in High Holiday services. The plaintive and touching melody is arranged beautifully for flute and bassoon (or cello).