High Holiday Melodies - 2016

Here are some melodies that have been used on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in past years.

Rosh Hashanah:

  • YHWH Melech (AB) - Has been used for the YHWH Melekh piyyut in shacharit on the first day, p. 83-84 in the Silverman machzor. The nigun is a brand-new composition by Joey Weisenberg called "Bina's Nigun", which will be on his next album, about to be released.
  • Hamol Al Ma'asekhah (Pri Eitz Hadar)
  • Galeh (CBS) found in the middle of the text shortly before the Malchuyot section
  • Mimkomo (AB) - Kedusha of Rosh Hashanah Musaf, p. 149 in the Silverman Machzor. It's to Kevodo and Mimkomo and based on a melody by the Israeli singer Shlomo Katz.

Kol Nidrei:

  • Rachamana (CBS) - “Rachamana de’anei le’aniyey aneina” (Merciful one, who answers the poor – answer us).

Yom Kippur Musaf:


  • Main piyyut (AB) - This is for the main piyyut of Yom Kippur's Neila service, pp. 467-468 in the Silverman Machzor and is an adaptation of an obscure song by Prince called "There is Lonely", off his album "Old Friends for Sale: The Vault".



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