High Holidays services

On the sub-pages you’ll find links to sheet music and recordings of the High Holidays, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Please note that some of the recordings were made ’live’ during services in the middle of the 1970s. They do 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. This is our West-European musical heritage, which has barely survived and one of the places where it is still alive is in our Dutch communities. This too is a reason why we value this particular and most beautiful music in our services.

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 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 Dutch machzor.

Below here are some High Holiday recordings by chazan Paolo Gorin.


Chazan Paolo Gorin

Paolos plaat voorkant kleinChazan Paolo Gorin (1916-1992) made recordings of well known parts for the High Holidays. De recordings were mad in the mid 1970s for LJG Amsterdam, of which he was chazan.

The name of the file begins with the page number(s) on which the text appears in the Dutch machzor.


Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur

9 Ma Towoe – Barechoe – Sjema Jisra’eel mp3
19, 172 Wehageen baädeenoe (2nd part Hashkiwenoe) mp3
87,325 Een kamocha mp3
131, 361 Moesaf-Kaddisj mp3 Also on Rosh Hashana.
132, 378 Mechalkeel chajiem (Moesaf) mp3
133, 388 Oenetane tokef – Kewakarat mp3
149 Haloch wekarata – Zachartie lach) mp3  Only on Rosh Hashana.


Yom Kippur

163 Kol Nidree mp3
187 Ja’ale mp3
189 Omnam Keen mp3
197,307, 416, 494, 552 Al tasjlicheenoe mp3      
515 Ja sjimcha mp3           
534 Mechalkeel Chajiem (Ne’ila) mp3