AVODATH HAKODESH – 1933

Name of Work, Instrumentation (Orchestral Works), Dedicatee(s)

AVODATH HADODESH – SACRED SERVICE FOR BARITONE CANTOR, MIXED CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA

Soprano, alto, baritone soloists, four-part mixed chorus, 3333, 4331, timp, perc, cel, 2 hps, stgs

(Gerald Warburg)

Medium: Violin and Orchestra

Note: The English text by David Stevens is based upon the liturgy for the Sabbath Morning Service published in The Union Prayer Book for Jewish Worship (American Reform). The prayer spoken by the Minister on pp. 72-4, and p. 75 bar 8-p.78 bar 6 of the vocal score (corresponding to p. 118 bar 3-p. 125 bar 4, and p. 127 bar 4-p. 135 bar 2 of the orchestral score) are Bloch’s own words.

Named Movements

Date Composed/Published: 1933

Note: Published by S. A. Carisch 1934, Summy-Birchard 1934, Broude Brothers 1962.

Length: 49′

Publisher Expiry of Copyright: Broude 2029

Courtesy Cambridge University Press, Editors Alexander Knapp, Norman Solomon