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Nonantum Bulgar (Score Only) (Score) : Hankus Netsky : Score Only : # 4003585
Nonantum Bulgar (Score Only) (Score) : Hankus Netsky : Score Only : # 4003585

Nonantum Bulgar (Score Only) (Score) : Hankus Netsky : Score Only : # 4003585

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Nonantum Bulgar (Score Only) (Score) : Hankus Netsky, : Hankus Netsky : BandQuest Series : 3 Band Grade : Score Only : Published by BandQuest : # 4003585
Nonantum Bulgar (Score Only) by : Hankus Netsky

“I wrote The Nonantum Bulgar in response to a request for a klezmer-style piece for middle school band. Since my local middle school (F. A. Day) is located in close proximity to Nonantum; the oldest area of Newton; MA; I decided to imagine the dedication of the Adams St. Shul; our city's oldest synagogue; which took place around a hundred years ago (December 15; 1912). According to the Yiddish and English poster announcing the dedication; the event featured the a prominent Boston cantor and choir and a klezmer orchestra leading a 'Grand March' down Adams St. The piece tries to re-create what the klezmer band might have played on that occasion.

A Bulgar is a Romanian Jewish Dance that was very popular among Jewish immigrants at the beginning of the twentieth century. The trumpet solo that opens the piece is a typical rubato prelude; with the trumpet playing 'cantorial-style' Jewish ornaments; and phrasing in the manner of Eastern-European Jewish prayer leaders. Once the dance starts; the piece is underscored with a Romanian Jewish 'Bulgaresca' rhythm; heard in the trombone; snare drum; and tympani. The 'bulgar' section of the piece begins with a typical klezmer band orchestration of the time; featuring solo clarinet (played with a somewhat nasal tone); trumpet (or; even more ideally; cornet) trombone; saxophone; tuba and percussion. The percussion section is prominently featured in the third strain. In the final round of the opening melody the band slows down in the manner of a Russian 'Grand March;' bringing the piece to a proud and majestic conclusion.” --Hankus Netsky


Format Score Only
Length x Width x Height12 x 9 x 0.189   inches
Shipping Weight0.19 pounds
East Coast Music Product Code ZHL4003585
UPC Code884088944223
Voicing DescriptionScore
Band Grade Description3
1st Publication Date10/2013

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