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Kol Nidrei Op.47

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Recital Music publish a wealth of original works for double bass alongside a popular, accessible and growing range of transcriptions for bassists of all ages and abilities. Most transcriptions published by Recital Music are by David Heyes, who has a successful and proven track record when arranging for double bass.


Max Bruch (1838-1920) was a very successful composer in his day, with a work list of almost a hundred works which included three operas, three symphonies, solo works, sacred and secular choral music, art songs and chamber music. He was a respected conductor and teacher and Respighi and Vaughan Williams were two of his more prominent composition students.

Kol Nidrei Op.47 for cello and orchestra was composed in 1889 and published in Berlin the following year. It is subtitled an 'Adagio on Hebrew Melodies' and Bruch describes the material:
"The two melodies are first class - the first is an age-old Hebrew song of atonement, the second (D major) is the middle section of a moving and truly magnificent song 'O weep for those that wept on Babel's stream' (Byron), equally very old. I got to know both melodies in Berlin, where I had much to do with the children of Israel in the Choral Society..."

Kol Nidrei has long been one of Bruch's most popular works and has become standard repertoire for double bass throughout the late 20th-century. The composer also arranged the work for a number of instruments, including violin, and the present edition for double bass was edited by David Heyes for a series of his own chamber music recitals to demonstrate the soulful and cantabile qualities of the solo double bass.


This new edition includes one piano accompaniment (D minor) and two solo parts for both solo and orchestral tunings.

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Cat No. RM665
Supplier Code RM665
Price £9.50
ComposerMax Bruch
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-665-9
EAN-13 9790570456659
Weight 130 grams
Published 25th October 2013
Availability 4 in stock
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