For SATB and three solo voices with clarinet and keyboard accompaniment and optional drum set.
From the stages of classic Yiddish musical theater to Las Vegas cabaret, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard the infectious melody of this “multi-cultural” ode to a loved one. Transcontinental entrusted Joshua Jacobson to put his unique spin on it, and few arrangers do things like he does. With playful interaction of the male and female voices, a jazzy feel, a cameo by an Andrews-Sisters-esque trio (which can be sung by any three male or female solo voices who have the range!) and a wailing clarinet part, this arrangement never lets up.
For SATB with clarinet and keyboard accompaniment.
A shining example of Jewish influence on American culture, this widely-renowned classic – covered by the likes of everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Benny Goodman – finds its roots in the classic klezmer melody “Der Shtiler Bulgar.” Joshua Jacobson’s arrangement is a live one, replete with swing and vocalese (in English), and lots of fun for your choir. Not really in Yiddish, but it seems to belong in that category!