Click to enlargeTzadik Katamar (violin with piano)

In this piece, Louis Lewandowski has given us one of the most gorgeous melodies ever composed. The line simply flows like so few melodies seem to do. The rise and fall of the melody is almost achingly beautiful.

Composed originally for the synagogue as a setting for the Hebrew text of Psalm 92:13-16, it suits the human voice well, as well as all manner of instruments.

For this version, we have kept the piano accompaniment very simple. There is an optional repeat to make the piece a bit longer.

This piece could also be used with oboe or flute.

MP3 sound sample: entire piece without repeat (synthesizer/midi).

TZADIK KATAMAR by Louis Lewandowski, arranged by Tom Kirkland for solo violin with simple piano accompaniment, comes in a pdf file of 162K, with a two-page piano score with solo line, a one -page solo part, and a license page, five pages in all. Performance time should be about 1:20 without the optional repeat.

The majority of our sheet music pieces use electronically-produced demos on the item pages. We would much prefer to use actual recordings, so if you email us a recording and we end up using it as a demo on our site (fully credited), we will send you a coupon code good for US$25 toward your next purchase from our site.

Many of our sheet music licenses state that the purchaser does not have the right to record the work. We have modified our policy on this, and unless the license page states that you must obtain permission from a party other than to record the work, we will allow a small number (less than 50) of copies of an audio or video recording of a live performance to be made and distributed and/or posted to a free web site for viewing/listening, so long as, the composer, arranger, and lyricist are credited.


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