Klezmer (ComboCom) -12 Arrangements für variable Besetzung- 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 Yid-dish, Slavic, Rumanian and German stylistic elements and is currently undergoing a revival in the folk music scene.
“If you ever wanted to try Klezmer , Latin American, or Viennese coffee-house music, here is your opportunity.” (Strings 5/2005)
“I am a grateful to Bärenreiter for producing not only a practical means of performing real Klezmer music, but a valuable way in which this unique and characteristic music is sure to be preserved.” (Pan 12/2004)