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Ani Maamin (I Believe) - A song of the Holocaust arranged for string quartet

By Folk

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String Quartet - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Folk. Arranged by Yoel Epstein. Christian, Jewish, General Worship, Israeli, Klezmer. Score, Set of Parts. 10 pages. Published by Yoel Epstein (S0.491971).

Item Number: S0.491971

This song has become an icon of remembrance of the six million Jewswho died in the Holocaust. It is traditionally played on Holocaust Day, whichis on the 28th day of the Hebrew month of Nissanin Israel, or January 27th in the rest of the world.

Ani Maamin (I Believe): The words to this simple song are of the Jewish prayer"I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah." The tuneis attributed to Azriel David Festig, a leading Warsaw hazzan (cantor)who died in the Holocaust. The song was performed after the war by Rabbi ShaulYedidia Eliezer Taub, the Admor (Rabbinical leader) of the ModzitzHassidic sect, and has become the iconic song of the remembrance in theHassidic community. 

This is one of four songs for HolocaustRemembrance Day that I have arranged for string quartet. The set of songs isavailable for download at

The other songs are 

Unter Dyne Vyse Shteren (Under the Starry Sky)was written by Avraham Sutskover, a leadingYiddish poet, while trapped in the ghetto of Vilna, in July 1943.

Shtiller Shtiller (Hush Hush) was written by Alexander Volkovitzky, then a 12-year-oldboy, in the Vilna Ghetto in the spring of 1943. 

Hatikva (the Hope) is Israel's national anthem. The words are by Naftali ZviImber, and the tune is a traditional eastern European tune.

You are welcome to try some of my other arrangements. In additionto the songs offered on this site (you can see them at, I have arranged three songs from the Holocaust, which I arranged anddistribute for free on IMSLP. You can find them at you need arrangements of any of these songs for specialcombinations of instruments, feel free to contact 
me,and I will try to accommodate. Write me at  Hope you enjoy.

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