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Yiddish Dancesfor Chamber Ensemble

Gorb, Adam

Yiddish Dances has proved to be one of the most popular works for winds written during the 20th century. It was conceived as a piece for Symphonic Wind Orchestra in 1998 and is dedicated to Timothy Reynish on the occassion of his 60th birthday. This version for Chamber Winds, written at the time of the Covd-19 crisis in 2020, allows for socially-distanced ensembles much more akin to the size of traditional Klezmer bands, to enjoy the vibrant style and sound of the original Wind Orchestra version and in particular the exotic folk music of the Yiddish-speaking people.

Scoring: Flute doubling Piccolo, Oboe, Eb Clarinet doubling Bb Clarinet (alternative part for Violin), Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Horn in F (alternative part for Tenor Saxophone), 2 Trumpets, Trombone (or Baritone/Euphonium), Tuba and 2 Percussion players.

Duration c: 14-15 minutes


Set and Score

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Yiddish Dances Chamber Version

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