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Es Brent Variations

Composer
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

Es Brent Variations is an exploration of Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Western musical styles, based on a melody from the Yiddish folk song Es Brent (Our town is burning). Its burning, brothers, its burning! Oy, our poor little town alas is burning! Written by the famous folskmentshn Mark Warshawsky (1840-1907), Es Brent has become an anthem for the holocaust. Es Brent Variations draws a parallel between the horrors of the holocaust and the ones we see in the Middle East today. In mixing Middle Eastern rhythms with Jewish scales the piece strives to unite conflicting cultures.

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