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Transcript for the Piece Audio version of The Birthday of The World Part I, Rosh Hashanah

The Birthday of The World
Music and traditions of The High Holy Days
Part I: Rosh Hashanah
sung by The Western Wind
narrated by Leonard Nimoy
Matthew Lazar, guest conductor
narration written by Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Cantors: Alberto Mizrahi, Faith Steinsnyder Gurney,
Jacob Mendelson, Charles Osborne

The Western Wind: Phyllis Elaine Clark, Mary Ellen Callahan, sopranos
William Zukof, countertenor
Timothy Leigh Evans, Michael Steinberger, tenors
Elliot Z. Levine, baritone

with guest singers

Executive Producer: William Zukof
1 Rosh Hashanah Nusach 0:60 Traditional
arr: Matthew Lazar
2 Narration 2:04
3 Ma Tovu (Cantor: Osborne) 2:54
Louis Lewandowski (1821-1894)
4 Tik'u (Solos: Zukof, Clark) 1:06 Traditional
5 Narration 0:44
6 Shehecheyanu (Cantor: Mizrahi) 3:03 Meyer Machtenberg (1884-?)
7 Narration 0:37
8 Zochreinu 1:15 Folk Melody, arr. Elliot Z. Levine
9 Narration 0:54
10 Adonoy, Adonoyi (Cantor: Gurney) 4:49
Max Helfman (1901-1963)
11 Narration 1:15
12 Hineni (Solo: Evans; Cantor: Mizrahi) 10:55
adapted from Moses J. Silverman (1914-1986)
13 Narration 0:38
14 Ki Keshimcho (Cantor: Osborne) 4:47
Louis Lewandowski
15 Narration 0:56
16 Shofar 0:45 Traditional
17 Hayom Harat Olam (Cantor: Mendelson) 5:00
Herman Wohl (1877-1936)
18 Areshet Seifateinu 1:21
Melody by Yossele Rosenblatt (1882-1933) arr. E.Z. Levine
19 Narration 0:40
20 V'al Y'dei (Cantor: Gurney; Boy Alto: D. Mendelson) 7:41
Isaac Kaminsky (1865-1943)
21 Narration 0:36
22 B'seyfer Chayim 1:57
Folk Melody, arr Levine
23 Narration 0:29
24 Hayom T?amtzeinu (Cantor: Mendelson) 2:36
Herman Zalis (? -c.1982) arr. Western Wind and Matthew Lazar
25 Shofar Ending 0:22

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