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Sheyne Meydele

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
World music
Instrumental parts
Not available

Aptly titled in Yiddish, “Sheyne Meydele” is a Klezmer-inspired story following three moods of a “beautiful young girl” — one is slow and sobbing, begging for poignant, wailing ornamentation; another is sparkly and petulant, with just one written ornament “+” indicating a quick inverted mordent with the upper neighbor (not rendered in this Sib file); and a third mood might be a happy wedding dance driven by a pointy ostinato pattern in the Bass.

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