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A Klezmer Wedding

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    1. Composer: Mike Curtis
    2. ISMN: 979-020630661-7
    3. Size: 9.1 x 11.8 inches
    4. Pages: 32

    A Klezmer Wedding is a set of four dances, newly-composed but based on traditional models. "The Doina" is an expressive chant for three successive soloists; it twists and turns with the wailing lament of a shepherd's pipe. Next follows the "Hora," a slow Rumanian dance in three with a mood that reflects the wedding's solemn vows. "A Chusidl," with a moderate speed and bouncy rhythms, gets the party to the dance floor. The concluding "Freylach" (happy, but still in a Minor key!) takes the bride, groom, and guests to the edge of frenzy.

    This can be performed with various quartets and an optional string accompaniment.