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Play Klezmer! - Clarinet

12 characteristic pieces for clarinet

By Eric J. Hovi

Clarinet - Difficulty: medium
12 characteristic pieces for clarinet. Arranged by Eric J. Hovi. Play Klezmer! Klezmer and Play Along. Instrumental solo book and accompaniment CD. With standard notation. Composed 2004. 29 pages. De Haske Publications #DHP 1043566-400. Published by De Haske Publications (HL.44004709).

Item Number: HL.44004709

ISBN 9789043119337. 9x12 inches. English-German-French-Dutch.

Play Klezmer! is intended for musicians who want to explore the characteristic sounds of klezmer music. These 12 irresistible pieces with their augmented seconds are easily recognizable as Yiddish melodies. More advanced musicians can add their own personal touches to the music. Play along with the CD or listen to a full performance.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Donald Lurye
    Evansville, IN
    Difficulty Level:
  • December 18, 2007 Good introduction!

    Play Klezmer! is an economical introduction to a wonderful and exciting style of clarinet playing. An advanced student with any prior background in klezmer will be frustrated by the modest tempos of the "fast" tunes, but this book and CD are perfect for younger players. Were I a teacher, I...

    would want students also to listen to a fully instrumented klezmer band to get a real sense of this art form. (The CD that comes with the book has largely synthesized accompaniments.) However, that is probably too picky a comment for youngsters who will be most likely to benefit from Play Klezmer! It is a great deal for the price, and was a big hit at our synagogue's Hannukah party. I highly recommend Play Klezmer!

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  • 5

    Leonard Alterman adult clarinet student
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 29, 2006 Excellent and Fun

    This is a really good compilation of Klezmer music which is fun and easy to play. It is not difficult, and it sounds really good with the cd accompanyment. Although I had not heard of most of the songs, they have that authentic Klezmer sound. I highly recommend it.

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