Cello and piano
Composed by Max Bruch (1838-1920). Arranged by Alexander Lehmann. Classical Period. Set of performance parts. With bowings and fingerings. Opus 47. 13 pages. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.B2713).
Item Number: CF.B2713
ISBN 0825829062. 9x12 inches.
Bruch's Kol Nidrei is based on the Jewish prayer of the same name that is recited during Yom Kippur. The cello takes the melody of the hazzan chanting the liturgy in the first theme, while the second theme was inspired by an Isaac Nathan arrangement of a poem by Lord Byron. That said, the piece is quite unique, more loosely based on Jewish themes than early listeners and critics were expecting. For cello and piano.