Please use the menu on the left to find the music and recordings for the Rosh Hashana services as used in the Liberal congregations in The Netherlands. Occasionally there is more than one composition; in most congregations the melodies used are the same, although the arrangements vary, also depending on the participation of a choir or not.
Please note that the recordings were made ’live’ during services in the middle of the 1970s, and with the means available in those days, and therefore are not of very good quality. They do, however, represent the tradition of the Amsterdam congregation as it was established at this point in the history of the movement. This has remained the major minhag of the movement.
Some things have changed in the wording of some prayers in the machzor, but the recording still represents the older version; where this is the case, it is generally noted next to the link. Since the recordings are made live, there are also occasional mispronounciations of words included; when in doubt about the correct version, please consult the local rabbi.
The professional recordings made of some of this music by chazzan Paolo Gorin can be found via the menu on the left.
The music is ordered according to the order it appears in the services.
The name of the file begins with the page number(s) on which the text appears in the siddur.
If you do not find the file you are looking for, look in the Yom Kippur services or in one of the other services, it may well be found there. Some prayers appear only once, generally the first the time they appear in the machzor.
If you still do not find what you are looking for, please let us know and we will help you and also add the piece to the website if it is not copyrighted.
And don't forget to look in the Overview of the nusach to get the right music for what you are studying.