Zayt Lustik (Happy Time)
Transcribed and arranged by Adrienne Greenbaum from the repertoire of the Belf Rumanian Orkestra
Arranged for Flute Choir
Published by Falls House Press
Includes score and parts
Piccolo, 3 C flutes, Alto flute (or 4th C flute), Bass flute
This traditional klezmer tune for flute choir begs you to dance! Arranged by Klezmer flutist, Adrianne Greenbaum, this piece is meant to be performed for listening or dancing and can be – rather, should be! – repeated a few times (working with first ending only until ready to end on second ending) offering opportunities for different ornamentation and perhaps even round-robin switching of parts with vamping in between to allow for changes! Traditional ornamentation and performance practices as well as historical information included. A great finale or encore for any program!
A danceable klezmer tune from the 19th century, Zayt Lustik (Happy Time) is ideal for a dance program or as a wild card in a concert. The song can be repeated a few times, offering opportunities for different ornamentation and round-robin switching of parts. Perfect for community or school groups looking to add some fun alternative music to a program, this work includes traditional ornamentation and rich historical information. For intermediate to advanced players.