Klezmer (ComboCom flexible series)

Catalog: BA7660

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12 arrangements with parts in C and B-flat, bass part, and score (includes guitar chords, piano, and bass)

Klezmer , the secular Jewish music from Eastern Europe , continues to weave its magic spell.

This volume offers all the material you need for authentic performances of new and familiar pieces. Henner Diederich, a teacher of folk music and arrangement at the Cologne Musikhochschule, has gained a reputation with his many publications, especially in the klezmer field. Here he presents twelve klezmer arrangements for variable ensemble: melody, counter-melody, guitar chords and bass line.

The twelve pieces are arranged for an “open scoring ”, i.e. you can choose the instruments, add octave doublings, leave out voices or improvise your own ideas to suit your taste. They offer a glimpse into the typically bittersweet melody and harmony of Yiddish music, which emerged from a mixture of Yiddish, Slavic, Rumanian and German stylistic elements and is currently undergoing a revival in the folk music scene.

Table of Contents:
  • Di Mesinke ojsgegebn / Gave away the youngest daughter
  • Di Tsimbl / The Cimbalom
  • Dos Lidl fun goldenem Land / Little song of the golden land
  • Frejlechs / Joyful
  • Her nor, du sheyn meydele / Listen pretty maiden
  • Jankele mit Rivkele / Jankele and Rivkele
  • Sherele / Little shears
  • Jiddischer Tanz / Yiddish dance
  • Shabbes soll seyn / Shabbes shall be
  • 7 Uhr 40 / 7:40 a.m.
  • Un as der Rebbe lacht / And when the Rabbi laughs
  • Das Zitronchen / The little lemon
Sample Pages
Publisher: Bärenreiter
Composer/Author: Various
Arranger/Editor: Diederich, Henner
Catalog Number: BA7660