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by Michael Reid Winikoff

Choir of Mixed (SATB) or Men's (TTBB) Voices a cappella.
Purchase includes separate text editions for Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur, and the new text edition for Mahzor Lev Shalem*.


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THE PRAYER - Hayom T'amtzenu is a litany that concludes the Musaf service of both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  It is a fragment of a longer piyyut which is found in its complete form in the Italian synagogue rite.  It is a statement of faith that G-d will strengthen and support us on this momentous day of judgment, when He will hear our prayers with mercy and favor. 

THE MUSIC - This rendition is loosely based on traditional tunes and modes.  In performing this setting, it is important to take a restrained tempo, and maintain a sense of dignity and sobriety, as opposed to an overly lively mood.  The effect should be of mingled joy and pathos. 

*NOTE ON TEXT EDITIONS:  Each of the two versions (SATB & TTBB) includes separate text editions for Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur, plus an additional text edition in concordance with the new Mahzor Lev Shalem.  This new Mahzor text is identical for both holidays, with no additional verse indicated for Yom Kippur

Challenge level - 2 out of 6 stars

Hayom t'amtzeinu: Amein
Hayom t'vorcheinu: Amein
Hayom t'gadleinu: Amein
Hayom tidr'sheinu l'tova: Amein
Hayom ticht'veinu l'chayim tovim: Amein
Hayom tishmashav'ateinu: Amein
Hayom t'kabeil b'rachamim uv'ratzon et t'filateinu:
Hayom titm'cheinu
bimin tzidkecha: Amein

(Yom Kippur only)
Hayom timchol v'tislach
l'chol avonoteinu: Amein
Today may You strengthen us:  Amen
Today may You bless us:  Amen
Today may You exalt us:  Amen
Today may You grant us well-being:  Amen
Today may You inscribe us for a good life:  Amen
Today may You hear our plea.  Amen
Today may You mercifully & favorably accept our prayers:
Today may You sustain us
in Your righteousness:  Amen

(Yom Kippur only)

Today may you pardon and forgive
all our sins:  Amen