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Kol Nidrei

Kol Nidrei [Kol Nidre] (All vows).
1. For vc. and orch., Op.47, by Bruch, comp. 1881. Arr. for vc. and pf.



2. Setting for rabbi, ch., and orch., Op.39, by Schoenberg (1938), f.p. Los Angeles 1938 cond. Schoenberg.

The Kol Nidrei is the opening prayer of the Jewish service on the eve of the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). It probably originated among the Ashkenazi Jews of mediaeval Ger. Tune (traditional) is not used by Sephardim. Ketèlbey (non-Jewish composer), inserted whole motif into his Sanctuary of the Heart (1924).

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Kol Nidrei

Kol Nidrei (Aram., ‘all vows’). Prayer which begins the Jewish Day of Atonement evening service. The prayer is customarily repeated three times, and declares that all personal vows made rashly to God which have not been fulfilled are now cancelled. The prayer has frequently been misunderstood by gentiles who have argued that it demonstrates that Jewish promises are worthless, but in fact the halakhah imposes severe limitations on which vows can be cancelled.

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