The Klezmer Fiddler - Violin - Jewish music of celebration - Violin Edward Huws Jones Boosey & Hawkes
Klezmer is the traiditional instrumental music of the Jewish people of Eastern Europe. A music with universal appeal and power to communicate, it reflects the spirit of Judaism - and in particular the celebration of its weddings. Purists tend not to like the word 'klezmer' on the groundsthat it has more to do with recent revivals of the music than with its origins in the Ukraine, Galitsia and Romania. But for the rest of us theword has its own resonance and magiv, calling to mind an exciting music al world full of emotional intensity and vitality.The arrangements in this collection can be performed as solos, duets, trios or by larger ensembles. You can go ultra-authentic (simply use the melody and the violin accompaniment found in the complete edition) or recreate the sound of current klezmer revival bands by adding bass guitar and percussion. Either way, remember that the musical notation is appropriate - rhythms can be pulled and squeezed, pitches dip and dive, and melodies can be showered in a confetti of ornamentation.The full range of traditional fiddle repertoire is now at your fingertips! Using these generous collections, you can create your own ceilidh, barn dance, jazz club, Sarajevo street-cafí©or Gypsy gathering. Some of this music is familiar, some more exotic, b ut all of it is absolutely authentic, faithfully arranged and, above all, hugely enjoyable. Each title in the series is available in two formats: the violin edition (with an optional easy violin part and guitar chord); or the complete edition, which also includes both keyboard and violinaccompaniments. Either format is hugely flexible, which means the music can be played as solos, duets or trios as well as with larger ensembles . Edward Huws Jones has travelled extensively researching fiddle-playingtraditions. In each book he explains the background of the particular m usical style, giving his own suggestions for a lively performance. And to help recreate the spirit of the music, every book in the series is beautifully illustrated.