Kol Nidre – Str Quartet




Kol Nidre for String Quartet | Chamber Music Series | LeDor Group, Inc

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Kol Nidre - String Quartet

Composer: Lucas Richman

Instrumentation: String Quartet

Length: 4:00

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The evolution of my own instrumental setting of the traditional Jewish High Holiday prayer, Kol Nidre, took place over several decades, with the first versions having been written in different chamber music combinations for services held by the Synagogue for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California.  The final, most satisfying arrangement was scored for two violins, cello and harp which, at the request of Noreen Green, music director for the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, I subsequently re-scored for double string quartet and bass and then, finally, the present version for full string orchestra (completed in August, 2000).  While, for the most part, a traditional incantation of the Kol Nidre prayer has been captured by this instrumental setting, the work deviates from the actual prayer’s summation as I felt that, on a musical level, it would be more satisfying to have the opening (and most poignant) melody reiterated in a full and passionate rendition.

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Dimensions 550229404 in