The Absolutely Complete Klezmer Songbook

The Absolutely Complete Klezmer Songbook

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(Transcontinental Music Folios). Renowned ethnomusicologist, documentarian, and klezmer musician Yale Strom teamed up with Transcontinental Music to create an exhaustive compilation of nigunim, horas, bulgars , and more. This songbook features melody lines and chords for 313 songs including many collected from the field by Strom himself in Eastern Europe and published here for the first time, plus a number of exclusive, out-of-print lost treasures not available anywhere else. Strom also provides a thorough, extensive written history and perspective of klezmer, complete with a glossary and archival photos. The CD includes 36 of the songs found in the book recorded by Strom and his band Hot Pstromi.

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ISBN-13: 9780807409473
Publisher: URJ Press
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Biography     x
Acknowledgments     xi
Notes on Yiddish and Hebrew Spelling     xiii
Introduction     xv
Photo Gallery     xxxvii
Before the Khupe     1
Processional and Recessional     13
Bulgars     37
Freylekhs     63
Horas, Londres, Volekhs, and Zhoks     105
Skotshnes     123
Khosedls     147
Shers     157
Nigunim     185
Tish-Nigunim     229
Waltzes     241
Display Melodies: Doynes and Others     249
In-Laws Dances     261
Hopkes, Mitsve Tantses, and Others     269
Slavic, Romanian, and Hungarian Dances: Polkes, Kolomeykes, and Others     287
Farewell Dances: Dobridens, Dobranotshes, and Others     317
Gas-Nigunim     337
Songs in Yiddish     347
Pieces for B-flat Instruments     363
Glossary     405
Index     413
CD Track List     418

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