Music for the Days of Awe: An Observance of the Jewish High Holidays

A musical observance of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) known in Hebrew as Yamim Noraim (The Days of Awe).

Encore from 2023


Mindy Ratner
Mindy Ratner is a national host/producer on Classical 24. She has created nationally-distributed programs with Jewish content, most notably “Candles Burning Brightly” and “Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Music and Words” which won a prestigious Gabriel Award. She has also produced a program called “Spring Moon” in celebration of the Lunar New Year. She comes from a family of Ashkenazi Jews.


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Program rundown available: September 20, 2024
Date content will be available: September 27, 2024


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September 27, 2024 - October 31, 2024

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Solomon Braslavsky (arr Bruce Ruben): M’chalkeil Chayim – Kathryn Andersen, violin; Steven Lyon, clarinet/Judith Clurman, cond

Paul Schoenfield: Achat Sha’alti – Carol Wincenc, flute; Paul Schoenfield, piano

Salamone Rossi: Lamnatseach ‘al hagitit mizmor l’David (Psalm 8) – New York Baroque/Eric Milnes, dir

Max Janowski (arr Raymond Goldstein): Avinu Malkeinu – Cantors Azi Schwartz, Shira Lissek and Rachel Brook; Alexander Scheirele, cello; Colin Fowler, piano

Alessandro Scarlatti: Agar et Ismaele Esiliati (excerpt) – Karina Gauvin (Sara); Nathaniel Watson (Abramo); Seattle Baroque/Byron Schenkman and Ingrid Matthews, dir

Igor Stravinsky: Abraham and Isaac (part 3: “And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked”) – David Wilson-Johnson, bass-baritone; London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen, cond

Traditional: Four Shofar Sounds – Cantor Hans Bloemendal; BW de Jong, shofar

Joseph Kurland (arr Max Janowski): Hineni – Trevor Mitchell, cantor; Chicago a cappella

(for break) Traditional: Avinu Malkeynu (excerpt) – Rachel Van Voorhees, harp

Sarah Gurowitsch: Kol Nidrej – Dieter Klocker, clarinet; Vlach Quartet Prague

Judith Clurman (arr Ryan Nowlin): Ki Hineih Kachomer – James Cunningham, piano; Daniel Miller, cello; Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond

Louis Lewandowski: Ki K’shimcha – Hazzan Steven C. Berke; Madrigalchor der Hochschule fur Musik, Munchen

Traditional: El Nora Alilah – Galeet Dardashti and Divahn

Traditional: T’kiah g’dolah – Collegium Musicum Judaicum Amsterdam/Chaim Storosum, dir

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