Klezmoresque - Wind Quintet - Grade 3
Klezmer is the traditional music for weddings and celebrations of the Yiddish-speaking Jews of Eastern Europe. Its origin goes back to the sixteenth century. Klezmer was played by the klezmorim, travelling Jewish musicians who picked up something from local music culture wherever they went. Thus klezmer became a melting pot of various music styles. This music stays interesting because of its synthesis of familiar sounds and exotic turns as well as the simultaneously melancholic and cheerful mood. Roland Kernen has composed this three-movement work in klezmer style for flexible line-up.