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, especiallyin 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.
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 Zitr”nchen / The little lemon