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Eine Kleine Yiddishe Ragmusik

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Adam Gorb

Adam Gorb

General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G and M Brand
Cost: Score & Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $12.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum (with pedal)
  • Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Woodblock
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Eine Kleine Yiddishe Ragmusic is a synthesis of Scott Joplin ragtime and Jewish folk song. The effect is haunting and evocative of 1930's Berlin.

- Program Note from score

Gorb composed a series of short works which feature varying musical elements in creatively accessible ways. This notion was first presented in his 2003 composition, Eine Kleine Yiddishe Ragmusik. This work demonstrates a brilliant synthesis of ragtime (particularly that of Scott Joplin) with Jewish folk music (Klezmer), reminiscent of 1930s Berlin. He followed this piece with others in a similar vein: A Little Tango Music (2007), A Little Salsa Music (2008), and Eine Kleine Walzermusik (2009).

- Program Note by Tiffany Engle for Calvin University Wind Ensemble concert program, 1 May 2021


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Bishop Carroll High School (Calgary, Alta., Can.) Wind Ensemble (Chris Herard, conductor) - 23 June 2021
  • Calvin University (Grand Rapids, Mich.) Wind Ensemble (Tiffany Engle, conductor) - 1 May 2021
  • Marywood University (Scranton, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (F. David Romines, conductor) - 10 November 2019
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Jeananne Nichols, conductor) - 19 July 2018
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Michael Doty, conductor) - 10 Jun 2018
  • University of British Columbia (Vancouver) Concert Winds (Robert Taylor, conductor) – 10 November 2016
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor) - 23 April 2015
  • Marquette University Symphonic Band (Jason S. Ladd, conductor) 12 April 2015
  • Buchholz High School (Gainesville, Fla.) Wind Symphony (Bruce Amman, conductor) - 6 March 2014 (ABA 2014 Annual Convention (Montgomery, Alabama))
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor) - 24 April 2008
  • North Hardin Wind Symphony (Radcliff, Ky.) (Charles Campbell, conductor) – 15 December 2004 (2004 Midwest Clinic)

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