The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

Days of Awe

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through the Research Station
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Record Label Private label
Record FormatCD
Shelf Number100146
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Notes The High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are, as their designation implies, two of the holiest days of the Jewish year, and as such are classically celebrated with music. The melodies are not light hearted or joyful. These are the Days of Atonement when Jews the world over confess their wrongdoings as individuals and as a community, and commit themselves to do better in the future. For Rosh Hashanah, the chosen music includes the Kaddish or prayer for the dead, the Aleinu, Areshet S'Fateinu and Shirat Ahavah. Yom Kippur begins at sundown with the mournful Kol Nidre and continues with beloved melodies such as Sh'ma Koleinu.

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Kaddish (S'Lichot)
Composer(s) : Traditional arr. Niel Robinson
2 - Kaddosh Ata
Composer(s) : Zavel Zilberts
3 - Kad'sheinu (R - Tze)
Composer(s) : Paul Discount
4 - B'Rosh Hashanah
Composer(s) : Zavel Zilberts
5 - Aleinu (Malchuyot)
Composer(s) : Traditional arr. Howard Gamble
6 - Areshet S'fateinu
Composer(s) : Traditional Israel Alter arr. Steven Richards
7 - Avinu Malkeinu
Composer(s) : Max Janowski
8 - KaShirat Ahavah
Composer(s) : Benjamin Maissner arr. Howard Gamble
9 - Kol Nidre
Composer(s) : Traditional arr. Howard Gamble
10 - Sh'ma Koleinu
Composer(s) : Howard Gamble
11 - El Melech Yoshev
Composer(s) : Zavel Zilberts
12 - K'rachem Av
Composer(s) : Michael Isaacson
13 - Tavo L'fanecha
Composer(s) : Samuel Naumbourg
14 - Shomer Israel
Composer(s) : Israel Goldstein
15 - Mi Yit-neini Eved
Composer(s) : Jerome B. Kipmar
16 - Hayom T'amtzeinu
Composer(s) : Benjamin Maissner arr. Ted Labow